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!
Non-fiction is not a genre I read nearly often enough, though I am currently paging through two titles at the moment – Mindy Kaling’s Why Not Me? and Alexandra Petri’s A Field Guide To Awkward Silences – both of which I’m thoroughly enjoying so far. So, in the interest of stepping outside my comfort zone and mixing things up on Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover, this week I’ll be exploring this category of literature a little further! Some of my favourite covers this week include Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert, The Fangirl’s Guide To The Galaxy by Sam Maggs, Pressed For Time by Judy Wajcman, The Intervals Of Cinema by Jacques Rancière, Galileo’s Middle Finger by Alice Dreger, The World On A Plate by Mina Holland, The Mysterious World Of The Human Genome by Frank Ryan, Paris Street Style: Shoes by Isabelle Thomas, Broadcast Hysteria by A. Brad Schwartz and After Perfect by Christina McDowell.
Now it’s your turn! What are some of your favourite non-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!