“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!
Over the last couple of months there have been a positively astounding number of cover reveals for forthcoming 2015 and 2016 releases. Even more exciting, the majority of these have been for novels in my preferred genre, contemporary and realistic fiction, a few of which I’ll be highlighting in today’s post. Some of my favourite covers this week include The Girl Who Fell by Shannon M. Parker, Cracked by Clare Strahan, Saving Montgomery Sole by Mariko Tamaki, All This Has Nothing To Do With Me by Monica Sabolo, Extraordinary Means by Robyn Schneider, Don’t Fail Me Now by Una LaMarche, For The Forest Of A Bird by Sue Saliba, The Distance From Me To You by Marina Gessner and Why We Took The Car by Wolfgang Herrndorf.
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!