Winners of the Back of the Book Competition

Back of Book CompetitionIt’s time for the Back of the Book Competition – but it’s the last time! In this competition, I showed you the back cover of a book each week, and you needed to guess which book it was. There were prizes to be won, and the more often you participated, the more chances you had to win.


Due to my holidays you’ve had to be a little patient, but here is the final post for the Back of the Back Competition… the winners!

The final book was…

The final book in this competition was The Legacy by Katherine Webb. This book came from the shelves of Boof of The Book Whisperer.

Out of 27 entrants, 22 people got this right.

The winner is…

We played this game 26 times and one person entered every single time and guessed the answer correctly every single time. That person is…

Leslie of Under my Apple Tree !!!!

Congratulations, Leslie! It wasn’t a big surprise as Leslie was ahead of the rest for a long time.

Runners up were Misha with 25 points, and Shelleyrae and TheOnlyCin with 24 points. Well done everyone, thanks for your dedication!

What Leslie wins: “There will be a small prize for the winner, something local from the Netherlands most likely.”, I wrote in my introduction post. I will put together a parcel for Leslie with some fun stuff. Please send me your address, Leslie!

Click on the link below where you can see the list of all participants and their total score. On the second tab (at the bottom of the spreadsheet) you can see the same results but now in order of number correct.

Spreadsheet with results

The participation winner is…

I also promised a prize for participating – the more weeks you participated, the more chances you had to win. In total there were 572 entries for this draw from a total of 84 different people. The winner is someone who participated 25 times (and guessed correctly 23 times). That person is…

Nadine of The Books of Life !!!

Congratulations, Nadine! Your prize is one of the books that was featured in the Back of the Book Competition. Use this link to find back all the Back of the Book posts. Please choose any book you like that is available from Bookdepository with a limit of €15. Since you live in Belgium, you can also choose to have the book ordered via bol.com (either in English or Dutch).  Please let me know which book you choose (with a link) and your address.

That’s it!

That’s the end of the Back of the Book Competition. I know lots of people have enjoyed this. But all good things come to and end AND one should quit while one’s ahead. As the competition hasn’t gone stale, you will all remember it as a great thing. And who knows? We may do one again in the future!

Thanks to everyone who sent in pictures and to everyone who participated in guessing the back cover pictures.

It was great fun!

Next…

I’m brainstorming a new game that involves ugly covers. Have you recently read a novel with a really bad cover? Or is there one at the back of your shelves that you don’t want to look at ever again? The uglier the better.

Send me a picture and prepare for the next game. 🙂

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Back of the Book Competition – Week 26

Back of Book CompetitionIt’s time for the Back of the Book Competition! In this competition, I show you the back cover of a book each week, and you need to guess which book it is. There are prizes to be won, and the more often you participate, the more chances you have to win.



And so it is week 26. This is the final week of the Back of the Book Competition. I may not be around next week to add up the final scores, but soon enough, I will let you know who the winners are. One winner is the person that guessed correctly most often, and there will also be a random winner drawn from the other participants (who will be added to the draw the number of times they have participated).

The winner that guessed correctly most often will receive a (small) prize to be determined while the other winner will receive a book of their choice that was featured in the Back of the Book competition.

So, the final book:

This book comes from the shelves of Boof of The Book Whisperer. She has a beautiful blog with lots of book reviews. A speciality of hers is thrillers, but she read literary fiction and other fiction just as happily.

Boof says: “Two sisters discover a secret that has been kept from the family for 100 years and buried for a good reason.”

Which book is this?

  • Corrag by Susan Fletcher
  • It Happened One Summer by Polly Williams
  • The Bed I Made by Lucie Whitehouse
  • The Legacy by Katherine Webb

To enter, fill out the FORM!

Anyone can enter! You will receive one participation point (even if you guess wrongly) so you will be entered for the random draw to win a book.

Last week

Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons

The book last week was: Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons. This is one of my favorite books.

Of the 28 participants last week, 26 got this right !!

The current standings are:

birgit 16; Boof 6; TheBookBee 4; Carol Wong 18; Cinamon Owl 1; Diana 14; Dixie 7; Ellie 15; Em 1; Erika 7; Heather 9; Jan 1; Joanna 1; Karen 9; Kat 3; Kay 1; Kirsti 5; Laura 1; layen 1; Lena 0; Leslie 25; Lian 9; LindyLouMac 8; Louise 12; Lucybird 2; Melissa 2; Misha 24; Mystica 7; Nadine Nys 22; Nise’ 1; nomadreader 11; Nose in a book 9; Pam 1; Parrish 1; Rachel 18; Raidergirl 5; Sam 1; Sawcat 1; Shan 11; Shelleyrae 23; Suzanne 18; tanabata 21; The Only Cin 24; Uniflame 22.

Note: In the current standings I have removed everyone who hasn’t played for the last 6 weeks. Their scores are saved and I’ll add them in again when they play next time.

Thanks everyone for playing!

Have you filled out the form?

Back of the Book Competition – Week 25

Back of Book CompetitionIt’s time for the Back of the Book Competition! In this competition, I show you the back cover of a book each week, and you need to guess which book it is. There are prizes to be won, and the more often you participate, the more chances you have to win.



This is already week 25! Since the competition is planned to run until June 30th, that means there’s only 1 more week after this week! We’re nearing the end.

About this week’s book:

The cover is of a book I own, maybe I reviewed it recently, but… maybe not! It’s an old favorite of mine and definitely a classic!

Which book is this?

  • Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons
  • The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark
  • The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford
  • I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

To enter, fill out the FORM!

Anyone can enter and you can start joining the competition at any moment. The form will be valid until the next post of the Back of the Book competition is up.

Even if you have no idea, enter anyway, as you will gain a participation point. The more participation points you have, the more entries you will get for the final prize draw.

Last week

The Queen of the South by Arturo Pérez-Reverte

The book last week was: The Queen of the South by Arturo Perez-Reverte. The cover was sent in by Melissa of  Miel et Lait.

Of the 25 participants last week, 21 got this right !!

The current standings are:

birgit 15; Boof 6; TheBookBee 4; Carol Wong 17; Diana 13; Dixie 6; Ellie 14; Erika 6; Heather 9; Jan 1; Joanna 1; Karen 8; Kat 2; Kirsti 4; Laura 0; Lena 0; Leslie 24; Lian 9; LindyLouMac 8; Louise 11; Lucybird 2; Melissa 2; Misha 23; Mystica 7; Nadine Nys 21; Nise’ 1; nomadreader 11; Nose in a book 8; Pam 1; Parrish 1; Rachel 18; Raidergirl 5; Shan 10; Shelleyrae 22; Suzanne 17; tanabata 20; The Only Cin 23; Uniflame 21.

Note: In the current standings I have removed everyone who hasn’t played for the last 5 weeks. Their scores are saved and I’ll add them in again when they play next time.

Thanks everyone for playing!

This Week

Anyone can join in, you can join in at any time. Why not this week? You don’t need a blog. Just a name and an email address is enough (Email address is needed in case there are two people with the same name, or when someone uses their blog name one week and their real name the next).

Everyone is entered for a prize at the end of the competition, even if you only played once. But the more you play, the more entries you’ll get in the prize draw (even if you got some of the answers wrong).

Send in a book picture if you’d like (not compulsory at all).

Have you filled out the form?

Back of the Book Competition – Week 24

Back of Book CompetitionIt’s time for the Back of the Book Competition! In this competition, I show you the back cover of a book each week, and you need to guess which book it is. There are prizes to be won, and the more often you participate, the more chances you have to win.



This is already week 24! Since the competition is planned to run until June 30th, that means there’s only 2 more weeks after this week! We’re nearing the end.

So, if you have wanted to enter a picture but still haven’t, now really is the time to get a move on!

About this week’s book:

The cover was sent in by Melissa of  Miel et Lait. She writes about food, books and herself. I think I’ve been following her blog more or less since I started blogging! One of those must-follow bloggers.

The book: A woman with a criminal boyfriend is on the run from his business associates. She has to leave her old life behind in order to survive.

Which book is this?

  • The Snowman by Jo Nesbo
  • The Midnight Palace by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • The Queen of the South by Arturo Perez-Reverte
  • Stone’s Fall by Iain Pears

To enter, fill out the FORM!

Anyone can enter and you can start joining the competition at any moment. The form will be valid until the next post of the Back of the Book competition is up.

Even if you have no idea, enter anyway, as you will gain a participation point. The more participation points you have, the more entries you will get for the final prize draw.

Last week

The book last week was:  The Likeness by Tana French. It was sent in by Boof of The Book Whisperer.

Of the 24 participants this week, 22 got this right !!

The current standings are:

Aleetha 1; birgit 14; Boof 6; TheBookBee 4; cbjames 1; Carol Wong 16; Diana 12; Dixie 5; Ellie 13; Erika 6; Fiona 3; Heather 9; Jan 1; Joanna 1; Karen 7; Kat 1; Kirsti 4; Leslie 23; Lian 8; LindyLouMac 8; Louise 10; Lucybird 2; Melissa 1; Misha 22; Mystica 7; Nadine Nys 20; Nise’ 1; nomadreader 11; Nose in a book 8; Novroz 14; Parrish 1; Picky Girl 1; Rachel 17; Raidergirl 4; Sabrina 8; Shan 9; Shelleyrae 21; Stef 0; Suzanne 16; tanabata 19; The Only Cin 22; Uniflame 20; Wendy (Owl) 5.

Note: In the current standings I have removed everyone who hasn’t played for the last 7 weeks. Their scores are saved and I’ll add them in again when they play next time.

Thanks everyone for playing!

This Week

Anyone can join in, you can join in at any time. Why not this week? You don’t need a blog. Just a name and an email address is enough (Email address is needed in case there are two people with the same name, or when someone uses their blog name one week and their real name the next).

Everyone is entered for a prize at the end of the competition, even if you only played once. But the more you play, the more entries you’ll get in the prize draw (even if you got some of the answers wrong).

Send in a book picture if you’d like (not compulsory at all).

Have you filled out the form?

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