Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover–Issue Forty-Five: Contemporary (Part 9)

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!

There have been a great deal of new cover reveals over the last month or so and, much to my excitement and delight, many have been for books from my favourite genre of all, contemporary, realistic fiction! Some of my favourite covers this week include What’s Broken Between Us by Alexis Bass, Truest by Jackie Lea Sommers, China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan, Instructions For The End Of The World by Jamie Kain, Weightless by Sarah Bannan, The Knockoff by Lucy Sykes & Jo Piazza, P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han and Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy.

What’s Broken Between Us by Alexis Bass ● One by Sarah Crossan ● Truest by Jackie Lea Sommers

A Night In With Audrey Hepburn by Lucy Holliday ● China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan ● Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

Instructions For The End Of The World by Jamie Kain ● Signs Point To Yes by Sandy Hall ● The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen

Fans Of The Impossible Life by Kate Scelsa ● Weightless by Sarah Bannan ● First & Then by Emma Mills

Very In Pieces by Megan Frazer Blakemore ● Bennington Girls Are Easy by Charlotte Silver ● The Weight Of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore

A Step Toward Falling by Cammie McGovern ● The Knockoff by Lucy Sykes & Jo Piazza ● P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

The Fall by James Preller ● Consent by Nancy Ohlin ● Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

Now it’s your turn! What are some of your favourite contemporary 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!

3 responses to “Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover–Issue Forty-Five: Contemporary (Part 9)”

  1. Holly J says:

    Oh my, so many lovely covers!! My favorite out of this list is Signs Point to Yes. It is just so darn cute, and I love that color. I also adore A Step Toward Falling (those fonts!!), Consent (I love the letters on the pieces of paper), The Weight of Feathers, and What’s Broken Between Us.

    I hadn’t heard of some of these either, so I’ll definitely have to check them out. Thanks for sharing! 🙂
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  2. I just finished THE WEIGHT OF FEATHERS and it’s stupid good. I can’t get over it. And it made me love the cover so much more!!
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  3. I have literally just added about 10 books to my brand new GoodReads wishlist (because my Amazon wishlist is getting unmanageable!). You’ve picked some awesome sounding books Jen!

    I only had three of them on my radar – Sophie Kinsella’s (OF COURSE!!!), China Rich Girlfriend and A Night In With Audrey Hepburn but have added the majority of the list to my shelf now!

    There’s just SO MUCH good stuff coming out this year! I can’t keep up! 🙂
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