Quiz of the Month – September 2015

I often include classic literature in my quizzes, but this quiz is about recent fiction and nonfiction. Have you been keeping up? Take this quiz to find out.  As always, you will find the answers to the quiz on my Quiz Answers page.

  1. Who wrote The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo?
  2. Who wrote The Girl in the Spider’s Web?
  3. Name Jonathan Franzen’s latest novel.
  4. Name the famous neurologist and author who recently died at the age of 82.
  5. This theoretical physicist has become almost totally immobilized by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), but he continues to produce books such as A Brief History of Time. Name him.
  6. Name the book that was recently released by Harper Lee.
  7. Name the author of The Girl on the Train.
  8. Name the first of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels.
  9. Sue Grafton is writing a novel for each letter in the alphabet. Name her latest novel.
  10. Name E. L. James’ latest novel.
  11. Name the current New York Times bestseller by Anthony Doerr.
  12. Name the author of Finders Keepers.
  13. Name Laura Hillenbrand’s book that has recently been made into a movie.
  14. Name the bestselling nonfiction book by Rebecca Skloot.
  15. What is the name of the latest nonfiction book by David McCullough?
  16. Name Erik Larson’s latest book.
  17. At ninety he has recently been diagnosed with brain cancer. Name him and his latest book.
  18. Tracy Daugherty has recently written a biography of author Joan Didion. Name it.
  19. Name the nonconformist singer who has just written an autobiography titled It’s a Long Story: My Life.
  20. Who wrote Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story?
  21. Who wrote Between the World and Me?
  22. Who wrote Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School?
  23. Who wrote Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights?
  24. What recently deceased author wrote The Shepherd’s Crown?
  25. A new Mitford novel, Come Rain or Come Shine, will be released on September 22. Name its author.
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