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Head Shot Quiz – guessing closed

Have you ever laid a bestseller down and when you went back to pick it back up hours or days later a big, shiny face was staring up at you?  I admit, I hate it.  I don’t see any reason for it, but some of the biggest names in fiction disagree.  See if you can tell me who these head shots belong to.  5 points each.  Submit your answers as a comment before noon on Saturday.

Please play along with us.  For everyone who plays an extra $ goes to the winner and the everyone is entered for a special prize.  Just leave a comment with your guesses and don’t google the answers.

Rules & Leaderboard here.  Last week’s Beginnings Quiz here.

1. Jodi Picoult

2. Dean Koontz

3. Amanda Quick/Jayne Ann Krentz

4. James Patterson

5. Nora Roberts

6. Dennis Lehane

7. Tess Gerritsen

8. Vince Flynn

9. Fern Michaels

10. Daniel Silva

11. Brad Thor

12. Harlan Coben

13. Barbara Delinsky

14. Sherrilyn Kenyon

15. Richard Russo

16. Nicholas Evans

17. Sandra Brown

18. John Sandford

19. Tami Hoag

20. Nicholas Sparks

 

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September 27, 2011 - Posted by | Quizzes | ,

42 Comments »

  1. hmmmm…this is difficult. I feel like I’ve seen a lot of them on book covers but cannot recall most of them.

    1) Jodi Picoult
    2) Stephen King
    5) Nora Roberts
    7) Amy tan (not sure though)

    Comment by VioletCrush | September 27, 2011 | Reply

    • Thanks for playing this week :) You are on the board with 10 points. Koontz and King do look similar.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | October 3, 2011 | Reply

  2. Your answers will be hidden until Saturday.

    Comment by stacybuckeye | September 27, 2011 | Reply

  3. I’m horrible with names so I sat here and looked at each photo thinking “oh that’s the guy who wrote X” and “she’s the one who writes all those popular X”. I can only name a few and one is my favorite author. I’ll just step aside and let those with better memories take a stab ;-)

    Comment by Mary | September 27, 2011 | Reply

    • I would have given you a few points for “the guy who write that” :)

      Comment by stacybuckeye | October 3, 2011 | Reply

  4. Wow, I didn’t realize so many authors did this. I only know two of them.

    Comment by jehara | September 27, 2011 | Reply

  5. I only know two for certain: 1. Jodi Picoult 17. Sandra Brown

    Comment by Beth Hoffman | September 27, 2011 | Reply

  6. #11 is Brad Thor
    #17 is Sandra Brown

    And ack, I know I know 12 but ack, his name has left the building!

    Comment by rhapsodyinbooks | September 27, 2011 | Reply

    • Very good. Not too many people got Brad Thor. 10 points.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | October 3, 2011 | Reply

  7. OK, let’s see how many of these I can tease out of my memory:

    1. Jodi Picoult
    2. Dean Koontz
    3. Jayne Ann Krentz/Amanda Quick?
    4. James Patterson
    5. Nora Roberts
    6. Dennis Lehane
    7. Tess Gerritsen
    8. Vince Flynn??
    9. Fern Michaels
    10.
    11.
    12. Harlan Coben
    13.
    14.
    15.
    16.
    17. Sandra Brown
    18. John Sandford
    19.
    20.

    I have more of them on the tip of my tongue, but they don’t seem to be coming out. I know #13, but cannot think of her name!!! Grrr.

    Comment by Kay | September 27, 2011 | Reply

    • 12 right is awesome, Kay! 60 points :)

      Comment by stacybuckeye | October 3, 2011 | Reply

  8. This is a tough one!
    #1 Jodi Picoult
    #2 Dean Koontz?
    #4 James Patterson
    #5 Janet Evanovich?
    #12 Harlan Coben
    #17 Sandra Brown
    #18 John Sandford
    #20 Nicholas Sparks

    Comment by BermudaOnion | September 27, 2011 | Reply

  9. I can’t believe it! I know ONE! #17 is Sandra Brown.

    Comment by Margot | September 27, 2011 | Reply

    • Woo Hoo! You’re on the board with 5 points :)

      Comment by stacybuckeye | October 3, 2011 | Reply

  10. 1 picoult
    2 king
    4 Patterson
    5 Roberts
    7 Tan
    12 Coben
    17 brown
    18 sand ford
    20 sparks

    Comment by Staci | September 27, 2011 | Reply

    • 35 points! You were the first to confuse Koontz with King.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | October 3, 2011 | Reply

  11. Yikes, those are shiny faces. Is that something your library does to the book jacket? I have a couple of those books and the author’s picture is not that big on mine. I’ll be back with my answers.

    Comment by Nise' | September 27, 2011 | Reply

    • The glare wouldn’t have been so bad if I’d had time to do this on the daylight!

      Comment by stacybuckeye | September 27, 2011 | Reply

    • 1. Jodi Picoult
      2. Dean Koontz I think, but it does look like a younger Stephen King
      3. Jayne Ann Krentz
      4. James Patterson
      5. Nora Roberts or JD Robb depending upon the book LOL
      6. Dennis Lehane
      7. Tess Gerritsen
      8. ?
      9. Fern Michaels
      10. ?
      11. Brad Thor
      12. Harlan Coban
      13. Barbara Delinsky
      14. Sherrilyn Kenyon
      15. Richard Russo
      16. Nicholas Evans
      17. Sandra Brown I think
      18. ?
      19. Tami Hoag
      20. Nicholas Sparks

      Looks like I need to read a couple of more authors to recognize their faces. My boys don’t read them as I checked their books! ;o)

      Comment by Nise' | September 28, 2011 | Reply

      • AWesome as always :) Good catch with Koontz. 17 right for 85 points.

        Comment by stacybuckeye | October 3, 2011

  12. I ohly recognized one of them! Guess I don’t read enough NYTimes bestsellers!

    Comment by Harvee/Book Dilettante | September 27, 2011 | Reply

    • 1 answer is enough to make you eligible for a prize, so please guess :)

      Comment by stacybuckeye | September 27, 2011 | Reply

  13. 2. Dean Koontz
    4. James Patterson
    5. Nora Roberts
    7. Tess Gerritsen
    12. Harlan Coben
    17. Sandra Brown
    19. Tami Hoag

    I recognize several more photos but can’t think of their names! lol

    Comment by Carol M | September 27, 2011 | Reply

  14. I recognized about 7 of them. You are so creative with these quizes.

    Comment by Diane@BibliophileBytheSea | September 27, 2011 | Reply

  15. Okay, only know 2 for sure.

    1. Jodi Piccoult
    20. Nicholas Sparks

    I don’t see how it would help to slap your face on the whole back cover. People don’t buy books because of what the author looks like.

    Comment by Stephanie D. | September 27, 2011 | Reply

    • I know! And most of the time I just find it distracting. 10 points :)

      Comment by stacybuckeye | October 3, 2011 | Reply

  16. 7 is a lot, Diane! I hope you’ll come back and submit your answers. The more people that play the bigger the prize!

    Comment by stacybuckeye | September 27, 2011 | Reply

  17. I recognise a lot but will have to have a coffee and wait for my brain to kick-start before I come back and play :)

    Comment by Teddyree | September 27, 2011 | Reply

  18. 1. Jodi Picoult
    2. Stephen King
    3. I know I’ve seen her…who can forget that hair? (Me, evidently)
    4. James Patterson
    5. Nora Roberts
    6. Dennis Lehane
    7.
    8. A suit and tie? Seriously, dude?
    9. It kinda looks like Iris Johansen, but not
    10. An older, leaner J. Safran Foer?
    11. Brad Thor
    12. Harlen Coben
    13.
    14. Sherrilyn Kenyon
    15.
    16. He looks like a Tom
    17. Sandra Brown (and does anyone else think she’s starting to look like she’s had some face lifts?)
    18
    19. Tami Hoag
    20. Nicholas Sparks

    Comment by softdrink | September 27, 2011 | Reply

    • 50 points! I do think that Sandra may have had one too many touch ups :)

      Comment by stacybuckeye | October 3, 2011 | Reply

  19. Ok here goes:

    1. Jodi Picoult – love her work!
    2. Dean Koontz
    3. Jayne Ann Krentz
    4. James Patterson
    5.
    6. John Grisham ??
    7. Tess Gerritsen :))
    8.
    9. Fern Michaels (I think)
    10.
    11.
    12. Harlan Coben :)
    13. Barbara Delinsky
    14. Sherrilyn Kenyon
    15.
    16.
    17. Sandra Brown
    18. John Sandford
    19. Tami Hoag
    20.

    Comment by Teddyree | September 28, 2011 | Reply

    • And impressive 12 right for 60 points :)

      Comment by stacybuckeye | October 3, 2011 | Reply

  20. Sorta have an unfair advantage being a Librarian

    1 Jodi Piccoult
    2 Dean Koontz
    3 Jayne Krantz
    4 James Patterson (nice to see him on Castle)
    5 Nora Roberts
    6 Dennis Lehane
    7 ?
    8 Scott Turrow ?
    9 Fern Michaels
    10 Looks really familiar but can’t place it
    11 ?
    12 Harlan Coben
    13 Barbara Delinksy
    14 Sherilyn Kenyon
    15 Richard Russon
    16 Nicholas Evans
    17 Sandra Brown
    18 ?
    19 Tami Hoag
    20 Nicholas Sparks

    Comment by Jennifer Rayment | September 28, 2011 | Reply

    • Advantage or not you got 15 correct for 75 points :)

      Comment by stacybuckeye | October 3, 2011 | Reply

  21. This is tougher than it sounds. So many familiar faces, but hard to connect them to the right names. Here’s the one’s I THINK I know:

    1. Jodi Picoult
    2. Dean Koontz
    3. Jayne Ann Krentz
    4. James Patterson
    5. Nora Roberts
    9. Fern Michaels
    17. Sandra Brown
    20. Nicholas Sparks

    Fun game – thanks for thinking it up.

    Comment by Tami | September 30, 2011 | Reply

    • 40 points to get you on the leaderboard, Tami. So glad you played with us :)

      Comment by stacybuckeye | October 4, 2011 | Reply


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