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Top Earning Authors Quiz – guessing closed

Every year I ask you to try and rank the authors by the amount of money they’ve made in the past year (I have my sources ;)).  I think it’s too tough that way so I’m switching it up a bit this year.  Good luck!

I hope that you’ll try your hand at my (mostly) bookish quizzes every week, but it’s okay if you just want to play when the quiz interests you. If you play you are eligible for a prize at the end of the round. For all of the details, click here. Submit your answers in the comment section – I will stop by and hide them throughout the week but try not to copy off anyone else :)  You have til Sunday to guess.

No need to know all the answers, one guess and you’ll be eligible for a prize. No Googling- this is for fun!

Choices-Danielle Steel, Jeff Kinney, James Patterson, EL James, Dean Koontz, Stephen King, John Grisham, Suzanne Collins, Janet Evanovich, Nora Roberts, JK Rowling, David Balducci, Bill O’Reilly, Rick Riordan, Dan Brown

My one word association for each author may not help you but it’ll be fun for me 🙂

1. Hot – EL James, $95m

2. Overrated – James Patterson $91m

3. Hungry – Suzanne Collins $55m

4.Gas-Bag- Bill O’Reilly $28m

5. Elegant – Danielle Steel $26m

6. Wimpy – Jeff Kinney  $24m

7. Tired – Janet Evanovich  $24m

8. Busy – Nora Roberts  $23m

9. Puzzler – Dan Brown  $22m

10. Master – Stephen King  $20m

11. Thrilling – Dean Koontz  $20m

12. Lawyerly – John Grisham  $18m

13. Solid – David Balducci  $15m

14. Mythological – Rick Riordan  $14m

15. Magical – JK Rowling $13m

Happy guessing! Answers to last week’s quiz here.  Leaderboard here.

August 20, 2013 - Posted by | Bookish Stuff, Quizzes | ,

19 Comments »

  1. Well I have no idea but I would guess James Patterson is number one. But what number would he be? No idea! LOL (maybe number 2, ha ha)

    Comment by rhapsodyinbooks | August 21, 2013 | Reply

    • haha, I’m giving you a few points for that!

      Comment by stacybuckeye | August 26, 2013 | Reply

  2. 1. Danielle Steel
    2. James Patterson
    3. EL James
    4. Bill O’Reilly
    5. Nora Roberts
    6. Jeff Kinney
    7. David Balducci
    8. Dean Koontz
    9. Janet Evanovich
    10. Stephen King
    11. Suzanne Collins
    12. John Grisham
    13. Dan Brown
    14. Rick Riordan
    15. JK Rowling

    Comment by Word Lily | August 21, 2013 | Reply

  3. Wow, this is fun and hard! lol My guesses are:

    1 – EL James
    2 – James Patterson
    3 – Danielle Steele
    4 – Bill O’Reilly
    5 – Nora Roberts
    6 – Jeff Kinney
    7 – Suzanne Collins
    8 – Janet Evanovich
    9 – Dan Brown
    10 – Stephen King
    11 – Dean Koontz
    12 – John Grisham
    13 – Nora Roberts
    14 – Rick Riordan
    15 – JK Rowling

    Comment by bermudaonion (Kathy) | August 21, 2013 | Reply

  4. 1. Nora Roberts

    2. James Patterson

    3. El James

    4.Bill O’Reilly

    5. Danielle Steel
    6. Jeff Kinney
    7. Janet Evanvoich

    8. Jk Rowling

    9. Dan Brown

    10. Stephen King

    11. David Balducci

    12. John Grisham

    13. Dean Koontz

    14. Rick Riordan

    15. Suzanne Collins

    so this was fun not knowing who a couple were hahaha

    Comment by The Many Thoughts of a Reader | August 21, 2013 | Reply

    • I had trouble placing a few myself! 63 points!

      Comment by stacybuckeye | August 26, 2013 | Reply

  5. Oh my gosh, I love your hints! I saw the ratings and was not surprised.
    1. E.L. James
    2. James Patterson
    3. Suzanne Collins
    4. Bill O’Reilly
    5. Danielle Steele
    6. Jeff Kinney
    7. Janet Evanovich
    8. Nora Roberts
    9. Dan Brown
    10. Stephen King
    11. Dean Koontz
    12. John Grisham
    13. David Baldacci
    14. Rick Riordan
    15. J,K. Rowling

    Comment by Nise' (Under the Boardwalk) | August 21, 2013 | Reply

  6. 1. Hot–EL James
    2. Overrated–(All of them?) Danielle Steel
    3. Hungry –Suzanne Collins
    4.Gas-Bag–Bill O’Reilly
    5. Elegant–David Baldacci
    6. Wimpy — Jeff Kinney
    7. Tired–Dean Koontz
    8. Busy–Janet Evanovich
    9. Puzzler–Dan Brown
    10. Master–Stephen King
    11. Thrilling–James Patterson
    12. Lawyerly–John Grisham
    13. Solid–Nora Roberts
    14. Mythological–Rick Riordan
    15. Magical–JK Rowling

    Comment by Ali (Worducopia) | August 21, 2013 | Reply

  7. EL James, Janet Evanovich,

    1. Hot– Danielle Steel

    2. Overrated– David Balducci

    3. Hungry– Suzanne Collins

    4. Gas-bag– Bill O’Reilly

    5. Elegant– EL James

    6. Wimpy– Jeff Kinney

    7. Tired– Nora Roberts

    8. Busy– James Patterson

    9. Puzzler– Dan Brown

    10. Master– Janet Evanovich

    11. Thrilling– Dean Koontz

    12. Lawyerly– John Grisham

    13. Solid– Stephen King

    14. Mythological– Rick Riordan

    15. Magical– JK Rowling

    I’m excited to see the results!

    Comment by Heather | August 21, 2013 | Reply

    • I don’t think my hints helped most people very much 😉 49 points!

      Comment by stacybuckeye | August 26, 2013 | Reply

  8. bahaha love it 🙂

    1. E L James
    2. Janet Evanovitch
    3. Suzanne Collins
    4. Bill O’Reilly
    5. Danielle Steel
    6. Jeff Kinney lol
    7. James Patterson
    8. Nora Roberts
    9. Dan Brown
    10. Stephen King
    11. Dean Koontz
    12. John Grisham
    13. David Baldacci
    14. Rick Riordan
    15. J K Rowling

    Comment by Teddyree | August 22, 2013 | Reply

    • Very good score on a tough week. 91 points!

      Comment by stacybuckeye | August 26, 2013 | Reply

  9. I probably won’t get any of these right (and so many are interchangeable) but it will be fun to try. And fun to see what the answers are!
    1. James Patterson
    2. EL James
    3. Suzanne Collins
    4. Bill O’Reilly
    5. Danielle Steel
    6. Jeff Kinney
    7. Janet Evanovich
    8. Nora Roberts
    9. Dan Brown
    10. Stephen King
    11. Dan Balducci
    12. John Grisham
    13. Dean Koontz
    14. Rick Riordan
    15. JK Rowling

    Comment by Wrighty | August 25, 2013 | Reply

    • You did great on a tough week! 77 points 🙂

      Comment by stacybuckeye | August 26, 2013 | Reply

  10. […] next week and don’t forget to check out the answers to last week’s best paid author quiz here.  I had fun seeing how you guys interpreted my one word […]

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