Welcome Read-a-Thoners to my Mini Challenge! Hope your reading is going great, we’re still early on so you should be full of energy! But that is no reason why you should not take a quick break to pace yourself and spend a few minutes taking part in a fun quiz!
Below the cut (for those reading on the front page) is a series of 24 cropped thumbnails of well known (and some not-so well known book covers.) Your mission should you choose to accept it, is to name as many of books and their authors as you can! (So marks will be out of 48)
Just drop your answers into the comment form and hit submit, it is as easy as that!
There are prizes on offer for whoever correctly guesses the most as well as some runners up. (Should there me more than one winner random.org will select who gets the prizes)
ETA: The winner will be able to choose two books from the official list of prizes!
All comments during the mini-challenge period will go into moderation, so a) don’t worry if it does not show on the site and b) everyone has the same chance, whenever they stop by to visit!
Just remember, have fun and don’t get too caught up that annoying cover that you just know what it is, but can’t pull the name out of your head for, wouldn’t want tokeep you from your reading for too long you know!
The challenge will run from 3pm to 5pm GMT (which *should* be – I’m told 😉 – 7am to 9am PST)
1. Once Upon a Time in the North – Philip Pullman
2. Eragon – Christopher Paolini
3. Ender’s Game – Orson Scott Card
4. Old Man’s War – John Scalzi
5. Slam – Nick Hornby
6. Mr. Pip – Lloyd Jones
7. The Wood Wife – Terry Windling
8. Norwegian Wood – Haruki Murakami
9. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas – John Boyne
10. Fast Food Nation – Eric Schlosser
11. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Stieg Larsson
12. The Graveyard Book – Neil Gaiman
13. The Tales of Beedle the Bard – J.K. Rowling
14. The Amulet of Samarkand – Jonathan Stroud
15. Holes – Louis Sachar
16. Feed – M.T. Anderson
17. Animal Farm – George Orwell
18. A Spot of Bother – Mark Haddon
19. The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky
20. Eclipse – Stephenie Meyer
21. Good Omens – Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett
22. Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood and the Story of a Return (The Complete Persepolis) – Marjane Satrapi
23. Eleven Minutes – Paulo Coelho
24. Memory & Dream – Charles de Lint