Common Denominator Quiz

What is the common denominator in these book combinations?  Tell me the number and what you think the five books have in common,  Go ahead and take a guess – you could be right!  Since these are tougher feel free to do any investigating you need to, like using google.  And if you figure a few out today and a few tomorrow, that’s okay, just leave separate comments.  You have until Friday morning.  Have fun 🙂

Here are the rules… 1. Open to everyone.  Play once or every week, that’s okay.  I’m happy to have you here today.

2. No cheating.  No looking at other commenter answers.  Yes, we’re going by the honor system

3. Your first answers will be the only ones accepted.

If you haven’t seen this quiz before, here is a link to a past one with answers.  Answers to last week’s quiz here.  Leaderboard here.

1. The Yellow House by Patricia Falvey: Book CoverShrinking Violet by Danielle Joseph: Download CoverPicture of Dorian Gray (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) by Oscar Wilde: Book CoverThe Blue Bistro by Elin Hilderbrand: Download CoverGood as Gold by Joseph Heller: Book Cover

Colors in title

2.Outlander (Outlander Series #1) by Diana Gabaldon: Book CoverGarden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen: Book CoverPot of Gold by Judith Michael: Book CoverDon't Look Now by Linda Lael Miller: Book CoverDivine Evil by Nora Roberts: Book Cover

Main character named Claire/Clare

3.Big Trouble by Dave Barry: Book CoverDearly Devoted Dexter (Dexter Series #2) by Jeff Lindsay: Book CoverTourist Season by Carl Hiaasen: Book CoverLaBrava by Elmore Leonard: Book CoverLast to Die (Jack Swyteck Series #3) by James Grippando: Book Cover

Set in Miami 

4.The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold: Book CoverHeavenly Detour by Joanne Meyer: Book CoverThe House Next Door by Anne Rivers Siddons: Book CoverDesolate Angel (A Dead Detective Mystery) by Chaz McGee: Book CoverThe House That Jack Built by Graham Masterton: Book Cover


5.Outlander (Outlander Series #1) by Diana Gabaldon: Book CoverA Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux: Book CoverKindred by Octavia E. Butler: Book CoverThe Eyre Affair (Thursday Next Series #1) by Jasper Fforde: Download CoverSomewhere in Time by Richard Matheson: Book Cover

Time Travel

6.Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys: Book CoverThe Ivy Tree by Mary Stewart: Book CoverThe Eyre Affair (Thursday Next Series #1) by Jasper Fforde: Download CoverRebecca by Daphne du Maurier: Book CoverJane Airhead by Kay Woodward: Book Cover

Influenced /Inspired by Jane Eyre

7. Book CoverBook CoverBook CoverBook CoverBlood Bayou by Karen Young: Book Cover

Christian fiction

8.Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith: Download CoverA Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith: Book CoverChild 44 by Tom Rob Smith: Download CoverThe No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series #1) by Alexander McCall Smith: Download CoverWhen Marrying a Scoundrel by Kathryn Smith: Download Cover

Authors have last name Smith

9.Stitches by David Small: Book CoverMaus by Art Spiegelman: Book CoverFun Home by Alison Bechdel: Book CoverIn the Shadow of No Towers by Art Spiegelman: Book CoverSentences by Ronald Wimberly: Book Cover

Graphic memoirs

10.Three Junes by Julia Glass: Book CoverThe Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison: Book CoverNaked and the Dead by Norman Mailer: Book CoverCatch-22 by Joseph Heller: Book CoverWhite Teeth by Zadie Smith: Book Cover

Debut novels

Each correct answer worth 10 points.

31 thoughts on “Common Denominator Quiz

  1. Nise' says:

    1. Colors in the title
    2. characters named Claire/Clare
    3. Florida
    4. ghosts/haunting
    5. time travel
    6. English authors
    7. first christian fiction book (david lewis)
    8. authors named Smith
    9. memoir
    10.debut books

  2. candice says:

    here are my guesses:

    4. main character is dead & told in the first person?
    9. graphic novels
    10. debut novels

    • stacybuckeye says:

      20 points 🙂 You get half for 4 & 9. This is probably the score I would have gotten if I had taken this instead of making it!

  3. Kay says:

    OK, these were a little hard in some cases, but here’s my best guesses:

    1. colors in title
    2. main character named Claire/Clare/Clair
    3. Set in Florida
    4. Involves supernatural or ghosts/spirits
    5. Time travel – a main character moves backward or forward in time
    6. connection to Jane Eyre?
    7. Christian fiction
    8. Author named Smith
    9. Graphic novels that are memoirs or nonfiction
    10. Award winners

  4. Janet says:

    I will try a couple at a time for now.
    #1. Every title contains a color.
    #7. Spiritual themes.

    More later – hopefully!

  5. Kerri (BookEnds) says:

    Great quiz.

    1. Books that have colors in their titles
    3. Books that have killers / murder in them
    4. Books with ghosts
    5. Books that cross time boundaries / time travel
    6. Books that reference Jane Eyre
    7. Books with Christian themes
    9. Graphic Novels
    10. Authors first novels

  6. Bumble says:

    #1 – Books with colors in the title
    #2 – NY Times Best Sellers
    #3 – Books set in Miami
    #4 – Books featuring characters who are dead/ghosts
    #5 – Books with characters who are transported back in time
    #6 – Books set in England?
    #7 – Books from Christian authors/religious themes
    #8 – Historical Fiction???
    #9 – Graphic Novel Memoirs
    #10 – Debut novels

  7. CeeCee says:

    1. colors
    6. I feel like a Jane Airhead. Jane Eyre?
    7. Christian fiction
    10. Award-winning books.

    Thank you for embarassing me, now I’m going to sleep!

  8. Jennifer Rayment says:

    Very, Very Challenging — but Fun

    1. They all have a colour in the title
    2. Main Character’s name is Clare
    3. All based in Florida
    4. Ghost as a character
    5. Time Travel
    6. Set in England, with Gothic undertones and dark, brooding heroes
    7. Religion
    8. All Authors last names are Smith
    9. Graphic Novels
    10> All our debut novels for the authors

  9. Wrighty says:

    You are so darn clever! These are always tough but it’s so much fun to try. Thanks for sharing your hard work and terrific ideas. 🙂
    1. All have a color in the title
    2. All main characters named Claire/Clare
    3. All are thrillers/mysteries in FL (Miami)
    4. All involve ghosts/spirits
    5. All involves time travel
    6. All stories connected to Jane Eyre
    7. All have Christian authors
    8. All of the authors are named Smith
    9. All are graphic memoirs
    10. All are author’s debut and award winning

    • stacybuckeye says:

      You did great – 90 points!! I gave you 5 points for 7 & 10. Although the books were debuts, they weren’t all award winning (you did make me check though!).

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