Thoughtful Thursday: Identify last month’s covers

Today’s covers all come from books we reviewed in May 2019. 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 other 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. Noneofyourbusiness /

    13 is “Middlegame” by Seanan McGuire. Didn’t even have to look it up.

  2. #12 The Red-Stained Wings by Elizabeth Bear.

  3. Lady Morar /

    #1 is Storm Cursed by Patricia Briggs

  4. #6 is “Aurora Rising” by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff.

  5. The Distinguished Professor /

    8. “The Cruel Prince”, Holly Black.

  6. Mary Henaghen /

    #14
    Brightness Long Ago by Guy Gavriel Kay

  7. #4 is Half-Witch by John Schoffstall

  8. Margo /

    13,Seanan McGuire, Middlegame

  9. Margo /

    Oops. Didn’t see the first entry. Apologies.

  10. Margo /

    11, Justina Ireland, Dread Nation

  11. Memento Mori: The Fathomless Shadows by Brian Hauser

  12. John Smith /

    #2: “The Mere Wife” by Maria Dahvana Headley.

  13. Nick /

    #5 is Atlas Alone by Emma Newman

  14. Sethia /

    #9 is Empire of Grass by Tad Williams 

  15. April /

    #7 is Peasprout Chen by Henry Lien

  16. Noneofyourbusiness /

    3. The True Queen by Zen Cho

  17. Noneofyourbusiness /

    15. God Country by Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw

  18. Noneofyourbusiness /

    16. Other Words for Smoke by Sarah Maria Griffin

  19. Nick, 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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