Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover–Issue Fifty-One: Historical Fiction (Part 7)

Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover is a regular feature on Pop! Goes The Reader in which I pay tribute to some of the best and brightest the publishing world has to offer in the way of book cover design. This feature is inspired by Katie’s feature Cover Love on her blog One Page At A Time. The idea is being used with her gracious permission.

I think we’re all familiar with the age-old adage “Don’t judge a book by its cover”. And you know what I have to say about that? Rubbish! Covers are an invaluable part of a book’s package. A truly great cover can tell you a lot about the novel contained within its pages. Book covers can also catch your attention and attract you to a novel you might otherwise ignore. So go ahead, judge a book by its cover – We all do it!

I’m baaaaack! Yes, after a month filled with rest, relaxation, and no shortage of blogging behind the scenes, Pop! Goes The Reader has returned with more books, more reviews, more wallpapers, and more covers than ever before! There have been a number of wonderful new covers revealed since my time away and I wanted to begin this week by exploring a small selection of such from one of my favourite genres – Historical Fiction! Some of my favourite covers this week include Revenge and the Wild by Michelle Modesto, Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman, Da Vinci’s Tiger by Laura Malone Elliott, Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart, The Marriage Recital by Katharine Grant, Viper Wine by Hermione Eyre, The Versions Of Us by Laura Barnett, Anya’s War by Andrea Alban and Rush Oh! by Shirley Barrett.

Revenge and the Wild by Michelle Modesto ● Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman ● Da Vinci’s Tiger by Laura Malone Elliott

Velvet Undercover by Teri Brown ● Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart ● The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant

The Color Of Secrets by Lindsay Ashford ● The Marriage Recital by Katharine Grant ● Paris Kiss by Maggie Ritchie

Three Day Summer by Sarvenaz Tash ● The Penny Heart by Martine Bailey ● Viper Wine by Hermione Eyre

The Versions Of Us by Laura Barnett ● Love By The Morning Star by Laura L. Sullivan ● The Versions Of Us by Laura Barnett

Anya’s War by Andrea Alban ● Rush Oh! by Shirley Barrett ● Church Of Marvels by Leslie Parry

Now it’s your turn! What are some of your favourite historical fiction covers? Did I list one of your favourites here or is there one I forgot that just has to be included? Let me know in the comments!

5 Responses

  1. What a joy to find the gorgeous cover of the new paperback edition of my book, ANYA’S WAR, on your list! I love it, too. I’m a lucky author thanks to my publisher, Feiwel & Friends.

  2. Andrea,

    The cover of your book is exquisite. The attention to detail and craftsmanship is appropriate. You are the best teacher ever!


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Jen is a thirty-something Canadian book blogger and bibliophile currently residing in the wilds of suburbia. Aside from a penchant for older men, particularly those with the surnames Firth, Elba and Norton, Jen is also passionately interested in running, Mad Men, and Marilyn Monroe. In addition to being a voracious reader and self-proclaimed television addict, Jen is also an aspiring children and youth services librarian who would like to pursue a MLIS and better help readers find the perfect book for them.