Read-a-Thon Mini-Challenge – Cover Quiz!

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)

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Answers

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

41 thoughts on “Read-a-Thon Mini-Challenge – Cover Quiz!

  • April 18 at 3:03 pm
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    Hey Bart! I *think* this may be my first visit to your blog. I love it!

    What a great challenge! I love covers and all of them in one spot like this is quite beautiful.

    I’m a cheerleader too, not a RAT reader, so I won’t venture a guess. Just wanted to say hi in that annoyingly sunny way of all cheerleaders. So.. Hi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Have a GREAT day!!!!!!!!!!

  • April 18 at 3:11 pm
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    I see:
    Eragon by Christopher Paolini
    Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones
    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Some Guy
    Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
    Eleven Minutes by Paolo Coelho
    The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
    Memory and Dream, maybe, by Charles de Lint
    Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
    The Bartimeus Chronicles by Jonathon Stroud

    Maree´s last blog post: Readathon – one book down and a meme.

  • April 18 at 3:13 pm
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    Oh dear. I don’t recognize a single cover. Could these be British book covers? I’m an American.

    Let me take one more look…Oh yes, there’s Ender’s Game….and let me take a wild guess and say that the cover with the pig and the pipe is Animal Farm…or could it be a Churchhill biography?!

    I’m hopeless with this!

    Happy reading, everyone!

    debnance´s last blog post: Hour 2: Mini-Challenge at Book Gazing

  • April 18 at 3:15 pm
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    I don’t know may but:

    1. Philip Pullman – Once Upon a Time in the North
    2. Eragon – Christopher Paolini
    5. Slam – Nick Hornby
    14. The Amulet of Samarkand – Jonathan Stroud
    16. Shakespear Wrtoe for Money – Nick Hornby???
    18. A Spot of Bother – Mark Haddon
    20. Eclipse – Stephanie Meyer
    22. Persepolis – Marjane Satrapi
    24. Eleven Minutes – Paulo Coelho
    25. Memory and Dream – Charles de Lint???

    Rhinoa´s last blog post: Mange Challenge Reviews April – June

  • April 18 at 3:21 pm
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    Auughh! Do they have to be in order?

    Um, I think I see:

    Eragon by Christopher Paolini
    Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
    Feed by MT Anderson
    The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
    I have to say that the pipe-smoking pig is Animal Farm?

    Criminy! That’s all I’ve got!

    Eliza´s last blog post: Read-a-Thon – Hour 1 Challenge

  • April 18 at 3:34 pm
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    Here are the ones I was able to get:

    2. Brisingr by Paolini
    10. Fast Food Nation by Shlosser
    11. The GIrl With the Dragon Tattoo by Larson
    16. Feed by Anderson
    17. Animal Farm by Orwell
    20 Eclipse by Meyer
    22. Persepolis by Satripi
    23. Eleven Minutes by Coehlo

    Ms Mazzola´s last blog post: Read-a-Thon First Hour Post

  • April 18 at 3:37 pm
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    Great challenge idea!

    Jodie´s last blog post: Mini Challenge – Read-a-thon

  • April 18 at 3:48 pm
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    Great challenge….I think I know about 10 of these…some look familiar but I can’t place them. And 10 isn’t enough to win….so instead I’ll just wish lots of luck to all those who enter. =)

    Irish´s last blog post: Read-a-thon: Hour 2 (9-10 am)

  • April 18 at 3:54 pm
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    This is sooooo much fun! You did an amazing job on this! I, on the other hand, did not do such a good job in knowing them. Here’s what I’ve got:

    Once Upon a Time in the North by Philip Pullman
    Eragon by Christopher Paolini
    Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
    Old Man’s War by John Scalzi
    Slam by Nick Hornby
    ?
    ?
    ?
    ?
    Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser
    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larson
    The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
    ?
    ?
    ?
    Feed by M.T. Anderson
    Animal Farm by George Orwell
    ?
    ?
    Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
    ?
    The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
    ?
    Memory & Dream by Charles de Lint

    The one driving me bonkers ’cause I know I should know…the man’s feet!!!!

    Thanks for the fun, Bart!!!!

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  • April 18 at 4:06 pm
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    I don’t know very many of them, but here goes:

    2.. Eragon by Christopher Paolini
    3.. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
    4. Old Man’s War by John Scalzi
    12. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
    14. The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud
    18. A Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon
    21. Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
    22. Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
    24. Memory & Dream by Charles de Lint

    Memory´s last blog post: Dewey’s Read-A-Thon: Hour 3

  • April 18 at 4:07 pm
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    1)once upon in the north by Philip Pullman
    2)Eragon by Christopher Paolini
    3)
    4)old man’s war by John Scalzi
    5)Slam by Nick Hornby
    6) Mr Pip by Lloid Jones
    7)
    8)
    9)
    10)
    11)The girl with the dragon tattoo by Stieg Larsson
    12)the graveyard book by Neil Gaiman ?
    13)The Tales of beedle the bard by J.K. Rowling
    14)The amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud
    15)Holes by Louis Sachar
    16)
    17)Animal Farm by George Orwell
    18)A spot of Bother by mark Haddon
    19)
    20)Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
    21)
    22)Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
    23)Eleven Minutes by Paul Coelho
    24)

    Valentina´s last blog post: It’s Read-a-thon time!

  • April 18 at 4:12 pm
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    Ooooh! That may well be the coolest idea for a challenge I’ve seen! (I can only put a name to two of the covers, and think I recognise another, but no titles are forthcoming.)

  • April 18 at 3:17 pm
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    I’m not a reader, so I won’t venture a guess, but I just wanted to say that I love your mini-challenge. I *think* I know five right, so I guess I just have to wait and see.

    Christina´s last blog post: Read-A-Thon Reads

  • April 18 at 4:21 pm
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    This is a great challenge but I think I have spent too long on it now and need to get back to reading. I count my score as a pathetic 24 points and there are at least five more that I *know* I own or have read but I just can’t place them at this moment – I’m sure I will kick myself when the answers are released!

    1. Illustration by Edward Ardizzone – bonus point? 😉 2. Eragon – Christopher Paolini; 4. Old Man’s War – John Scalzi; 5. Slam – Nick Hornby; 6. Mister Pip – Lloyd Jones; 10. Fast Food Nation – Eric Schlosser; 11. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Stieg Larsson; 12. The Graveyard Book – Neil Gaiman; 17. Aminal Farm – George Orwell; 18. A Spot of Bother – Mark Haddon; 20. Eclipse – Stephenie Meyer; 21. Good Omens – Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett; 23. Eleven Minutes – Paulo Coelho

    Peta (The Bookling)´s last blog post: Read-a-thon Post 1

  • April 18 at 4:21 pm
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    Here goes nothing!

    Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
    Eldest by Christopher Paolini
    X-Wing …. Command (?) by Michael A Stackpole (it is so obvious I’m winging this one)
    Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
    The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud
    Holes by Louis Sachar
    Animal Farm by Geore Orwell
    Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer
    Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
    The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
    Eleven Minutes by Paulo Coelho

    That was a fun 15-minute break. Thanks for hosting this!

    Yati´s last blog post: 24-hour Read-a-thon: Hour 3

  • April 18 at 4:23 pm
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    I am really bad at this but will give it a try. Maybe I can win a prize for the most pathetic stab at it? 😉

    The first one (upper left)–Around the World in Eighty Days
    The Second one next to the one I think is 80 days is Eragon–
    The one with the pig on the cover–1984 by George Orwell

    That is it for me!
    Have a great day Bart!

    Kim´s last blog post: ready or not….

  • April 18 at 3:26 pm
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    Oh, this is too much fun!! Ok, here we go…I guess I’ll just list the ones I know?

    Eragon by Christopher Paolini
    Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card :p
    Old Man’s War by John Scalzi
    The Wood Wife by Teri Windling
    Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
    The one with the tree trunk looks like Edward Gorey
    I think the bald head is MT Anderson, but can’t think of the name of the book
    The pig is one of the Fables books?
    Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer?
    Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett!
    Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi (sp?)
    Memory and Dream by Charles de Lint?

    Ok…so not as good as I thought I’d do but so much fun!! Have a great time Bart!!

    Chris´s last blog post: Better Late Than Never, Right?

  • April 18 at 4:33 pm
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    What a great challenge! I’m cheerleading today but I think I’ve got 6. Can’t wait to see what they are!

    Gavin´s last blog post: NaPoWriMo #17

  • April 18 at 4:44 pm
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    Great challenge but I don’t know very many. 🙁 Definitely see Persepolis, though! And I think I recognize a Hornby book?

    Trish´s last blog post: Read-a-thon Hours 3&4

  • April 18 at 3:46 pm
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    Waaa this mini game gives me an head ache..

    Eragon – Christopher Paolino
    Old Man’s War – John Scolzi
    Eclipse – Stephenie Meyer
    The Tale of Beedle the Bard – J.K. Rowling
    The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbozky
    The Graveyard Book – Neil Gaiman
    Persepolis 1 – Marjane Satrapi
    Once Upon a Time in the North – Phillip Pullman

    kwesifriends´s last blog post: Event: Dewey’s Read-a-Thon (Hour 2)

  • April 18 at 4:50 pm
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    Eragon by ?
    Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
    Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser (love that one!)
    Animal Farm by George Rowell (that’s a pure guess!)
    Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer
    Perselopis by ?

    And that’s all I’ve got! Your collage was gorgeous though. 😀

    Eva´s last blog post: Barb Hour 3

  • April 18 at 3:50 pm
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    Oh I hardly know any of these, rats! My guesses: for the first square, perhaps Around the World in 80 Days? That’s probably wrong. The second, one of those Erogon books? 13th is The Tales of Beedle the Bard, right? 20 is Eclipse, I think, and 22 is one of the Persepolis books. I’m so bad at this! 🙂

    Amanda´s last blog post: Read-a-thon: Hours 1-2

  • April 18 at 4:56 pm
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    One is a wild guess, but I’m not telling which …. Thanks for the mini-challenge, it was a lot of fun!

    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

    Lily´s last blog post: 24: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

  • April 18 at 4:57 pm
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    great challenege but I have to confess that I don’t recognize anything – I guess I need to read newer books

    Fiona´s last blog post: Hour 4

  • April 18 at 5:03 pm
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    1. Eragon, Christopher Paolini
    2. enders game, orson scott card
    10. fast food nation, Eric Schlosse
    17. animal farm- george orwell
    20. Eclipse- stephenie meyer
    23. eleven minutes, Paulo coehlo

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  • April 18 at 4:03 pm
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    #2, row 1 is Eragon by Christopher Paolini
    #1, row 2 is Slam by Nick Hornby
    #2, row 6 is The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

    Probably not a prize-winner, but that’s all I can do for now! Good luck with your reading, and thanks for hosting a mini-challenge.

    Ali´s last blog post: Readathon begins…

  • April 18 at 5:07 pm
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    1. Eragon – Christopher Paolini
    2. Animal Farm – George Orwell
    3. Eclipse – Stephenie Meyer
    4. Eleven Minutes – Paolo Coelho
    5. The Complete Persepolis – Marjane Satrapi

    S. Krishna´s last blog post: Read-A-Thon: Hour 4

  • April 18 at 4:10 pm
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    I wish I had more time – But I want to go read!!!! I think I got a couple!

    1 – Around the World in 80 Days?
    2 – Eragon/Inheritance
    3
    4 – Pearl Harbor ?
    5 – Slam by Nick Hornby
    6
    7
    8
    9
    10
    11 – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
    12
    13
    14
    15
    16
    17
    18
    19
    20 – Eclipse
    21
    22
    23 – Eleven Minutes
    24

    Kristi´s last blog post: Readathon – Mini-challenge 1

  • April 18 at 4:17 pm
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    Oh my, I don’t think I can make it. I’ve found four (I think), mostly obvious, and I’ve already spent enough time here as is, I want to put up a post, check a few reader blogs, and go back reading. So here’s my try:
    Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes
    Stephenie Meyer, Eclipse
    Stieg Larsson, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
    Christopher Paolini, Eragon
    Thanks for the challenge, anyway, it was fun!

    Scribacchina´s last blog post: Ready, set, read!

  • April 18 at 5:54 pm
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    1.
    2. Eragon by Christopher Paolini
    3.Enders Game by Orson Scott Card
    4.
    5.High Fidelity by Nick Hornby?
    6.
    7.
    8.
    9.
    10.Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser

    11.The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
    12.The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
    13.
    14.
    15.
    16.
    17.Animal Farm by George Orwell?
    18.
    19.
    20.Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
    21.Good Omens by Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett

    22.The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

    23.Eleven Minutes by Paulo Coelho
    24.

  • April 18 at 6:17 pm
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    Okay this challenge is officially closed. The results will be announced later both on this site and the read-a-thon blog! Thank you for entering. 😀

  • April 18 at 5:25 pm
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    This is a great idea Bart! Fantastic! I am going to venture some guesses (and some will truly be shots in the dark and many will be blank, so starting at the top and going right to left:

    1. Court of the Air
    2. Eragon
    3. Ender’s Game
    4. Old Man’s War
    12. The Graveyard Book
    21. Good Omens
    22. Persepolis
    24. Memory and Dream

    I know others look familiar and I’m going to kick myself for not getting them when I see the answers. Very cool Bart. Hope you are enjoying your reading!!!

    Carl V.´s last blog post: The 24 Hour Read-a-thon Has Begun!!!

  • April 18 at 5:41 pm
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    Wow, that is really cool looking to see all those covers as a mosaic! I’m not good at this sort of thing but I love the look of it. That would make great wall art.

    Erin´s last blog post: Reading Madness Introductions

  • April 18 at 5:51 pm
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    I think I might know 5 as well. I don’t have internet acces and using it on and off through the day at my aunts house. So I’m not sure if I will get the full experience of the read a thon 🙁 check out my blog later for my updates of more of my todays reads

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