“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!
Contemporary! Again! Because apparently I can’t go more than a few weeks without revisiting my favourite genre. But with covers like these, who could blame me? That said, I tried to take a different approach this week. While there are undoubtedly a selection of young adult titles throughout this week’s compilation, I also tried to include a greater number of adult titles as well. The best part? The hands-on research! Because I’m a little more unfamiliar with novels aimed at this age group, last week I decided to take an investigatory stroll through the adult fiction section at the local bookstore, snapping pictures of some of the lovely covers I stumbled upon along the way. Though I might have attracted a few stares from curious onlookers, it was so much fun to have the opportunity to explore and discover new covers firsthand. Some of my favourite covers this week include Could It Be I’m Falling In Love? by Eleanor Prescott, How We Met by Katy Regan, Big Girl Small by Rachel DeWoskin, Cameron and the Girls by Edward Averett, Zac and Mia by A.J. Betts, How We Deal With Gravity by Ginger Scott, The Visibles by Sara Shepard, Walking on Trampolines by Frances Whiting and Goodbye For Now by Laurie Frankel
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!