Read-a-thon Cover Me mini-challenge – RESULTS AND WINNER POSTED

Are you all still awake?  You can do it!  Take a break and have some fun. I think all of these colorful covers will perk up those tired eyes!

At Oscar time I asked my readers to vote on their own Bookish Ballots for 2012. I thought I’d let you do the same for 2013 so far.

There are two ways to participate-1 Vote for your favorite in each category by leaving a comment (when challenge is over come back and I’ll have them tallied up)  2. Post your own winners in said categories and leave a link in the comment section.  I encourage you to do both!  If you do you’ll be entered twice for the prize 🙂  Wanna know what you’re playing for?  Fun! Oh, and a $10 B&N gift card plus some cute paper and pens.  You’ll be entered by voting and/or by doing your own post.

Cast your votes and I’ll tally the votes and randomly choose a winner when the challenge is over.

The Results Are In!  I’ve listed them in the order they placed after 43 votes were tallied and the actual numbers are listed after. 

And the randomly chosen winner is Alison Doherty (Hardcovers & Heroines)!  Congratulations 🙂

1. Best Title

Let's Explore Diabetes with OwlsBlue-Ribbon Jalapeno Society JubileeYaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your AssThe Proper Words for SinHow to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia: A Novel(23,9,6,3,0)

2. Best Dressed

The EliteHattie Ever AfterNameless: A Tale of Beauty and MadnessThe Aviator's WifeThe Smart One(19,12,6,3,1)

3. Cutest Couple

Jane Austen, Game TheoristWithout a SummerMy Mother's WarsThe Homicide Hustle (Ballroom Dance Mystery Series #3)Star Crossed(10,9,8,7,7)

4. Most Delicious Cover

Homemade with Love: Simple Scratch Cooking from In Jennie's KitchenBake It Like You Mean It: Gorgeous Cakes from Inside OutCooking with Flowers: Sweet and Savory Recipes with Rose Petals, Lilacs, Lavender, and Other Edible FlowersSuperfood Smoothies: 100 Delicious, Energizing & Nutrient-dense RecipesNo Bake Makery: More Than 80 Two-Bite Treats Made with Lovin', Not an Oven(15,14,4,4,4)

5. Cutest Animal

A Little Book of SlothThe Secret of Happy Ever AfterLove Saves the DayThe Patron Saint of Lost Dogs: A NovelObjects of My Affection: A Novel(23,9,4,4,1)

6. Cutest Kid

I'll Take What She Has: A NovelFrom the Kitchen of Half TruthGarden of StonesScenes from Early Life: A NovelThe Real Mother(18,11,7,3,2)

7. Best to Avoid in a Dark Alley

In Search of Goliathus HerculesA Natural History of Dragons: A Memoir by Lady TrentDark TriumphCrisis Diplomacy (Super Bolan Series #157)Firebrand(19,10,10,1,0)

8. Best Tattoo

Bodies of Subversion: A Secret History of Women and Tattoo, Third EditionWalking Disaster: A NovelMaya's Notebook: A NovelPrince of PowerImmortal Craving(16,11,8,3,3)

9. Best Cover

Fly AwayHysteriaThe DinnerThe Last CamelliaThe House at the End of Hope Street: A Novel

AngelopolisThe Mermaid of Brooklyn: A NovelEvidence of LifeThe Carriage House: A NovelGulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal(9,8,5,4,4,4,3,3,1,0)

63 thoughts on “Read-a-thon Cover Me mini-challenge – RESULTS AND WINNER POSTED

  1. alibrarianslibrary says:

    Ooooh I’ll play!
    1. Blue Ribbon Jalapeno Society Jubilee!
    2. The Elite (what can I say? I’m a sucker for red!)
    3. My Mother’s Wars (dancing!)
    4. Homemade with Love (DONUTS!)
    5. Patron Saints of Lost Dogs (AWWWWW)
    6. From the Kitchen of Half Truth
    7. Goliuthus (EWWW BUGS!)
    8. Maya’s Notebook
    9. House at the end of hope street

    I will have my list posted on my readathon post here!

  2. thetruebookaddict says:

    Fun is right!

    1. Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls
    2. The Elite
    3. Without a Summer
    4. Bake it like you mean it
    5. Love Saves the Day (who knew I’d pick the cat 😉 )
    6. I’ll Take What She Has
    7. In Search of Goliathus Hercules
    8. Bodies of Subversion
    9. Evidence of Life

  3. stilettostorytime says:

    Love the categories…very original. Here are my votes below. Happy Reading and best ever Readathon wishes!

    1.) Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls
    2.) The Elite (Since the first book in this series..I have loved the dresses and the consistency has churned out great covers).
    3.) My Mother’s Wars (Great action shot)\
    4.) Bake it Like You Mean It
    5.) The Little Book of Sloth (Who knew they would be so cute?)
    6.) Scenes from early Life
    7.) In Search of Goliathus Hercules
    8.) Bodies of Subversion
    9.) The Dinner

    Thanks again.

    Courtney
    Stiletto Storytime
    stilettostorytime at gmail dot com

  4. Pam says:

    So much fun!
    1)Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls – I literally did a double take when I first saw that title.
    2) Well, I’m pretty sure I’m obliged to say The Elite because of how much I’m LOVING The Selection right this minute.
    3) My Mother’s War – There’s just something about old photographs that I love.
    4) Bake It Like You Mean It – I have simply adored Gesine Bullock-Prado since I read her first book, and the combination of the hearts and the vertical stripes make me want to lick my screen.
    5) I would usually always opt for a sock monkey, but LOOK AT THAT SLOTH!!!!!
    6) I’ll Take What She Has – That kid is literally flying!
    7) Uh, dragons, hello. They could step on you.
    8) I love the symmetry in the cover of Bodies of Subversion.
    9) Hysteria – reminds me of Magritte’s Rider in the Woods

    http://thereadingmouse.blogspot.com/2013/04/24-hour-read-thon-hour-18.html

  5. kathrynlouw says:

    (1) Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass
    (2) The Elite
    (3) Without a Summer
    (4) Bake It Like You Mean It
    (5) Little Book of Sloth
    (6) From the Kitchen of Half Truth
    (7) Dark Triumph
    (8) Immortal Craving
    (9) Angelopolis

  6. Jessica Ballard says:

    1. Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass
    2. Nameless
    3. Star Crossed
    4. Homemade with Love
    5. A Little Book of Sloth
    6. From the Kitchen of Half Truth
    7. In Search of Goliathus Hercules
    8. Bodies of Subvrsion
    9. Hysteria

  7. Anna says:

    1. Proper words for sin
    2. Nameless
    3. Without a Summer
    4. Cooking with Flowers
    5. The Secret of a Happy Ever After
    6. I’ll Take What She Has
    7. In Search of Goliathus Hercules
    8. Immortal Craving
    9. Evidence of Life

  8. Kayleigh Murphy (@Murphy_Kayleigh) says:

    This was a super fun challenge!

    My votes:

    1. Best Title

    Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris (because I just read a Sedaris book so his awesomeness is fresh in my mind and his titles are always bizarre and brilliant)

    2. Best Dressed

    Hattie Ever After by Kirby Lawson (THAT HAT!)

    3. Cutest Couple

    My Mother’s Wars by Lillian Faderman (I can’t say no to a dancing couple dressed that fine)

    4. Most Delicious Cover

    Cooking With Flowers (this category is not fair, so many cakes! But cakes + flowers is an easy winner)

    5. Cutest Animal

    The Little Book of Sloth (Squeeee! Sloths!)

    6. Cutest Kid

    Scenes from Early Life by Philip Hensher (because it’s a fantastic cover AND a cute kid)

    7. Best to Avoid in a Dark Alley

    In Search of Goliathus Hercules by Jennifer Angus (beetles and bugs…*shudder*)

    8. Best Tattoo

    Bodies of Subversion (Because WOAH, I like a lot)

    9. Best Cover

    The Dinner by Herman Koch (Because sometimes simple is the most effective)

    ___

    And the link to my answers up on my blog.

    http://kfmurphy.blogspot.com.au/2013/04/readathonning-it-up.html

    Happy readathon!

  9. mervih says:

    This is fun!

    1, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls
    2, Aviator’s Wife
    3, The Homicide Hustle (great title, too)
    4, Bake It Like You Mean It (I love chocolate)
    5, The Secret of Happy Ever After
    6, From the Kitchen of Half Truth
    7, Dark Triumph (although the bug looks terrifying, too)
    8, Walking Disaster
    9, Fly Away

  10. @_eHope says:

    FuN!
    1- Blue Ribbon
    2- Elite
    3- Star Crossed
    4- Cooking with Flowers
    5- Love Saves the Day
    6- I’ll Take What She Has
    7- Natural History of Dragons
    8- Walking Disaster
    9- FLy Away

  11. perpetualspiral says:

    1. Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls
    2. The Elite
    3. Jane Austen, Game Theorist
    4. Bake It Like You Mean It
    5. A Little Book of Sloth
    6. Garden Stones
    7. In Search of Goliathus Hercules
    8. Walking Disaster
    9. Hysteria

  12. Verena @ Kleine Chaoskiste says:

    (1) Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls
    (2) The Aviator’s Wife
    (3) My Mother’s War
    (4) Bake It Like You Mean It
    (5) Little Book of Sloth
    (6) I’ll Take What She Has
    (7) Dark Triumph
    (8) Bodies of Subversion
    (9) Fly Away

  13. Chris says:

    1. Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls! Just finished it and LOVED it 😀
    2. Hattie Ever After
    3. Star Crossed
    4. Homemade Love (yum!)
    5. A Little Book of Sloth (OMG!)
    6. From the Kitchen of Half Truth
    7. In Search of Goliathus Hercules *shivers*
    8. Bodies of Subversion
    9. The Dinner (love that cover!)

    Such a fun and unique mini challenge 😀

  14. Alicia Jespersen says:

    How fun!
    1. Lets explore Diabetes with Owls
    2. The Elite
    3. Without a Summer
    4. Homemade With Love
    5. A Little Book of Sloth
    6. I’ll Take What She Has
    7. A Natural History of Dragons
    8. Walking Disaster
    9. Fly Away

    Thanks so much for the fun and the chance to win!

  15. Mrs. Soule says:

    I also posted my own votes to my blog – fun challenge, thank you!

    Best Tile: The Blue Ribbon Jalapeno Society Jubilee

    Best Dressed: The Elite

    Cutest Couple: Star Crossed

    Most Delicious Cover: Bake it Like You Mean It

    Cutest Animal: A Little Book of Sloth

    Cutest Kid: I’ll Take What She Has

    Best to Avoid in a Dark Alley: Dark Triumph

    Best Tatto: Walking Disaster

    Best Cover: The Last Camellia

  16. Ann Kristin (@askine09) says:

    This looks like fun.

    Best Title: Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass
    Best Dressed: Hattie Ever After
    Best Couple: My Mother’s Wars
    Most Delicious: Superfood Smoothies
    Cutest Animal: A Little Book of Sloth
    Cutest Kid: I’ll Take What She Has
    Best to Avoid: A Natural History of Dragons
    Best Tattoo: Immortal Craving
    Best Cover: Hysteria

  17. Ellie Potten (@Bookshop_Girl) says:

    Oooh, I love stuff like this! Right, here we go:

    1. Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls (hello, owls!)
    2. Nameless (so arty…)
    3. My Mother’s Wars (dance is the language of love)
    4. Homemade with Love (donuts win, every time)
    5. The Secret of Happy Ever After (for the puppy dog eyes)
    6. I’ll Take What She Has (laughing baby!)
    7. A Natural History of Dragons (fire can go a long way in a narrow space)
    8. Maya’s Notebook (looks like it MEANS something)
    9. The Mermaid of Brooklyn (it’s a MERMAID made of CLOUDS – my inner 7 year-old is happy)

    What a cool challenge, thanks!
    Ellie @ Musings of a Bookshop Girl

  18. Alison Doherty says:

    Best title: Lets Explore Diabetes with Owls, David Sedaris
    Best Dressed: The Elite
    Cutest Couple: Jane Austen, Game Theorist
    Most Delicious Cover: SUperfood smoothies
    Cutest Animal: a little book of sloth
    Cutest Kid: I’ll Take What She Has
    Best to avoid in a dark alley: In Search of Goliathus Hercules
    Best Tatoo: Walking Disaster
    Best Cover: The Carriage House

    Link to full post on my blog: http://hardcoversandheroines.com/2013/04/27/deweys-read-a-thon/

  19. heidenkind says:

    1. Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls
    2. The Elite
    3. The Homicide Hustle
    4. Homemade with Love (I love donuts)
    5. The Little Book of Sloth
    6. The Real Mother
    7. Definitely In Search of Goliathus Hercules
    8. Bodies of Subversion
    9. The Mermaid of Brooklyn

  20. Melissa says:

    1. Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls

    2. Hattie Ever After

    3. Jane Austen, Game Theorist

    4. Homemade with Love 

    5. The Secret of Happy Ever After

    6. From the Kitchen of Half Truth

    7. In Search of Goliuthus Hercules

    8. Maya’s Notebook

    9. The Dinner

  21. stacey says:

    votes!

    Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass
    Hattie Ever After
    Homicide Hustle
    Bake it Like You Mean It
    Objects of my Affection
    Garden of Stones
    Natural History of Dragons
    Bodies of Subversion
    House at the End of Hope Street

  22. Tami says:

    Best Title: Blue Ribbon Jalapeno Society Jubilee
    Best Dressed: The Elite
    Best Couple: Game Theorist
    Most Delicious: Homemade With Love
    Cutest Animal: The Secret of Happy Ever After
    Cutest Kid: I’ll Take What She Has
    Best to Avoid: Goliathus Hercules
    Best Tattoo: Prince of Power
    Best Cover: Fly Away (Fireflies get me every time)

  23. Jenna @LittleBirdReads says:

    Ooh loving this!!!
    #1- title: Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls
    #2- dressed: The Elite
    #3- couple: Jane Austen, Game Theorist
    #4- delicious: Homemade with Love
    #5- animal: The Patron Saint of Lost Dogs
    #6- kiddo: From the Kitchen of Half Truths
    #7- avoid: The Natural History of Dragons
    #8- tattoo: Maya’s Notebook

    #9 cover: Fly Away

    This was a fun break and woke up my sleppy brain

  24. Meg @ A Bookish Affair says:

    Oh, this is so much fun!

    1. Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls
    2. The Elite
    3. Jane Austen, Game Theorist
    4. Cooking with Flowers
    5. A Little Book of Sloth
    6. The Kitchen of Half Truth
    7. Dark Triumph
    8. Maya’s Notebook
    9. The Last Camellia

  25. Jessica H says:

    Cute Mini-Challenge! My votes:
    Best Title:Blue Ribbon Jalapeno Society Jubilee
    Best Dressed:Hattie Ever After
    Best Couple:Homicide Hustle(which just looks hilarious)
    Most Delicious:Bake it Like You Mean It (though they all look tasty)
    Cutest Animal:A little Book of Sloth
    Cutest Kid:I’ll Take What She Has
    Best to Avoid:Dark Triumph (she definitely looks like she will mess you up if you meet her)
    Best Tattoo:Bodies of Subversion
    Best Cover:Mermaid of Brooklyn

  26. Kristen H. (@bookgoil) says:

    #1 – Title: Lets Explore Diabetes with Owls
    #2 – dressed: Hattie Ever After
    #3 – Couple: Without a Summer
    #4 – delicious: Homemade wit Love
    #5 – animal: Secret of Happy Ever After
    #6 – kid: Garden of Stones
    #7 – avoid: Goliathus Hercules
    #8 – tattoo: Prince of Power
    #9 – cover: Angelopolis

    That was fun! And not too hard. 🙂

  27. Leslie says:

    [http://undermyappletree.net/2013/04/27/ready-for-the-read-a-thon/#hour18]

    Best Title: Let’s Exlore Diabetes with Owls
    Best Dressed: Hattie Ever After
    Cutest Couple: Homicide Hustle
    Most Delicious Cover: Bake it like you mean it
    Cutest Animal: The Secret of Happy Ever After
    Cutest Kid: From the kitchen of half truth
    Best to Avoid in a Dark Alley: Dark Triumph
    Best Tattoo: Walk in Disaster
    Best Cover: Fly Away

  28. Sarah Says Read says:

    Ooooo fun!

    1. Best Title: The Blue Ribbon Jalapeno Society Jubilee
    2. Best Dressed: Hattie Ever After
    3. Cutest Couple: The Homicide Hustle
    4. Most Delicious Cover: Bake It Like You Mean It
    5. Cutest Animal: Love Saves the Day
    6. Cutest Kid: From the Kitchen of Half Truth
    7. Best to Avoid in a Dark Alley: In Search of Goliathus Hercules
    8. Best Tattoo: Bodies of Subversion
    9. Best Cover: The Last Camellia

    Thanks for such a fun and different challenge!

  29. Bonnie Jacobs says:

    1. Best Title ~ Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls
    2. Best Dressed ~ The Smart One
    3. Cutest Couple ~ Jane Austen, Game Theorist
    4. Most Delicious Cover ~ Homemade Love
    5. Cutest Animal ~ Love Saves the Day
    6. Cutest Kid ~ From the Kitchen of Half Truth
    7. Best to Avoid in a Dark Alley ~ A Natural History of Dragons
    8. Best Tatoo ~ Maya’s Notebook
    9. Best Cover ~ Fly Away

    And I posted it on my blog:
    http://bonniesbooks.blogspot.com/2013/04/mini-challenge-cover-me.html

  30. Jo in OKC says:

    Best Title: Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass
    Best Dressed: The Elite
    Cutest Couple: Without a Summer
    Most Delicious Cover: No Bake Makery
    Cutest Animal: A Little Book of Sloth
    Cutest Kid: I’ll Take What She Has
    Best to Avoid in a Dark Alley: Dark Triumph
    Best Tattoo: Bodies of Subversion
    Best Cover: Evidence of Life

  31. Dreamybee says:

    I love it-what a fun challenge!

    1. Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls
    2. Can I vote for Rosalind Russell over in your sidebar? No? OK, then, The Elite. 🙂
    3. My Mother’s Wars (that’s how my hubby and I danced on the night we met)
    4.Bake It like You Mean It
    5. A Little Book of Sloth
    6. I’ll Take What She Has
    7. Crisis Diplomacy (because there are probably other guys with guns coming; I can outrun a sword or a beetle, and I’m gonna wanna see what’s going on with the dragon.)
    8. Bodies of Subversion
    9. Hysteria

  32. Dreamybee says:

    Wow, this seems like it was a lot of work-thanks so much for putting this together! I can’t believe the beetle beat out the dragon for things to avoid in a dark alley! Did everyone assume it was a dragon-sized beetle? ‘Cuz then maybe I could understand…LOL! I assumed it was smaller than the bottom of my shoe and, also, not interested in shooting, stabbing, or otherwise mauling me. 🙂

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