Monday, January 30, 2012

By Its Cover

I hate to admit it, but I'm definitely a snob when it comes to book covers. Maybe it's the artist in me (or possibly a very well trained consumer), but a book's image can definitely convince me to want to read it. And believe me, this isn't always a good thing.  It really irks me when I am drawn to an amazing cover only to be disappointed by the writing. Likewise, I always think it's such a shame when a great book has a mediocre cover (which is quite often the case).

I thought it would be fun to highlight some of the books I'm looking forward to reading, purely based on their covers. And after I read them I'll have to report back to say whether or not they live up to their design.

What about you? Are there any book covers that have you salivating?


  1. I love that "Super Girl Mix Tapes" cover! I rarely judge based on the cover. I'm more drawn to the title. If it's a dull title, I'm less inclined to pick it up. In the case of the aforementioned book, I think I may need to track it down. :)

    Thanks for following! I've returned the favor.

  2. Beautiful! I'm currently obsessed with the cover to "Bunheads." I'm not even that interested in ballerina books, but the cover is so beautiful that it's definitely sold me. I can't stop thinking about ballerinas this week!

  3. The Selection and Born Wicked covers are AWESOME! Love the others too! :))