The Great Book Cover Quiz!

Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls – welcome to the first ever Great Book Cover Quiz!

Twelve well-known novels have had their covers altered to remove both the title and the author, but can you still identify them? They are all either books where the cover is particularly distinctive or well known, or which feature strong clues to the story. Some other identifiers such as review quotes and publisher have also been removed.

You’ll receive one point for getting the author and another for the title of the novel, giving a total of 24 possible points.














The answers will be given in a week’s time!

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  1. 4) the book thief by Markus Zuzak
    5) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
    8) The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
    As for the others…could number one be Lord of the Flies by William Golding?

    • Correct for all – including Lord of the Flies!

  2. Let’s see… I don’t know them all but here goes:

    1) Lord of the Flies by William Golding
    3) makes me think I Am Legend by William Matheson, but I’m guessing that’s not right.
    5) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
    6) Looks like a Terry Pratchett Discworld book, but I honestly don’t know which (although… cheating… it’s The Color of Magic – once I was sure it was a Discworld book cheating was easy).
    7) The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
    11) Animal Farm by George Orwell

    • Very good, very good – but minus 30 points for cheating!

      • I didn’t cheat in figuring out it was a Discworld book! 😛

      • Oh… and was that I Am Legend or wasn’t it? I’m honestly not positive.

      • Yep – that was I am Legend. Neville!!! Come out Neville!

  3. 9) Life of Pi by Yan Martel. (one of the other ones no one answered yet)

    This is hard! Book covers vary by country and edition! LOL

    • You are the first one to get Life of Pi which surprised me (not that it was you who got it – that no one else did). You are right about the different editions and countries, I tried to choose ones as universal as possible. I am planning a follow-up post about UK vs US book covers though.

  4. Only one I didn’t know was the I am Legend one, but this was fun!
    Here’s the one’s no one else posted:

    2) The Crow Road by Iain Banks (love the cover on this one!)
    10) One Day by David Nicholls
    12) The Beach by Alex Garland

    • Good work! Glad you enjoyed this – I’m currently working on another one!

  5. Of Mice and Men and Death Of A Salesman have well known covers. And if all books are on the list then DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL should be added.

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