Thoughtful Thursday: Identify last month’s covers

Today’s covers all come from books we reviewed in May 2017. Once you identify a book cover, in the comment section list:

1. The number of the cover (1-16)
2. The author
3. The book title

Please identify just one cover that has not yet been identified correctly so that others will have a chance to play. If they’re not all identified by next Thursday, you can come back and identify more.

Each of your correct entries enters you into a drawing to win a book of your choice from our stacks. Winners are notified in the comments, so make sure to check the notification box or remember to check back in about 10 days. If we don’t choose a winner within 2 weeks, please bug Marion.

And, as always, we’ve got a few more giveaways going on, too.

Good Luck!


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KELLY LASITER, with us since July 2008, is a mild-mannered academic administrative assistant by day, but at night she rules over a private empire of tottering bookshelves. Kelly is most fond of fantasy set in a historical setting (a la Jo Graham) or in a setting that echoes a real historical period (a la George RR Martin and Jacqueline Carey). She also enjoys urban fantasy and its close cousin, paranormal romance, though she believes these subgenres’ recent burst in popularity has resulted in an excess of dreck. She is a sucker for pretty prose (she majored in English, after all) and mythological themes.

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20 comments

  1. 12. A Taste of Honey by Kai Ashante Wilson

  2. #16 is River of Teeth by Sarah Gailey (I want to read this one so badly!)

  3. Tiffany Meuret /

    #1 Borne by Jeff Vandermeer

  4. #1 is Borne by Jeff VanderMeer!

  5. beat me to it, lol
    # 3 is Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, whose work I really admire. :)

  6. Miriam Gilbert /

    #6 Red Sister, by Mark Lawrence

  7. 8. Brimstone by Cherie Priest! 🔥

  8. Conal /

    #2 is Sealskin by Su Bristow

  9. Tanya /

    15 – Lady of the Lake, Andrzej Sapkowski

  10. Maurice Robinson /

    #13 Tyrant’s Throne by Sebastien de Castell

  11. Sethia /

    #10 City of Miricals by Robert Jackson Bennet

  12. Nick /

    #11 White Hot by Ilona Andrews

  13. John Smith /

    #9: “Roses and Rot” by Kat Andrews.

  14. William Siravo /

    # 6
    Red Sister
    Mark Lawrence

  15. mary henaghen /

    #5 Assassin’s Fate by Robin Hobb

  16. mary henaghen /

    #4 Royal Bastards by Andrew Shvarts

  17. mary henaghen /

    #14   Planet of Blood and Ice by A.J. Hartley

  18. mary henaghen /

    #7  Skullsworn by Brian Staveley

  19. John Smith /

    #10: “City of Miracles” by Robert Jackson Bennett.
    –the previous attempt to give this title misspells both “Miracles” and the author’s name.
    There are also second, repeated entries For the titles “Red Sister” and “Borne.”

  20. Barbara McEwen, if you live in the USA, you win a book of your choice from our stacks.
    Please contact me (Marion) with your choice and a US address. Happy reading!

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