“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!
In a twist that will surprise absolutely no-one, it’s never very long before I return, ever faithful, to my favourite genre of all. I wish I knew how to quit you, contemporary! (No. No I don’t.) Some of my favourite covers this week include Trouble by Non Pratt, Tonight The Streets Are Ours by Leila Sales, Romancing The Dark In The City Of Light by Ann Jacobus, The Summer Of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler, Love, Fortunes and Other Disasters by Kimberly Karalius, Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. by Judy Blume, Hello, I Love You by Katie M. Stout, The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand and My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga.
Hello, I Love You by Katie M. Stout ● Revenge, Ice Cream, and Other Things Best Served Cold by Katie Finn ● All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
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!