Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover–Issue Twenty-Nine: Contemporary (Part 5)

“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

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan ● Could It Be I’m Falling In Love? by Eleanor Prescott ● The Unknowns by Gabriel Roth

Northanger Abbey by Val McDermid ● A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall ● How We Met by Katy Regan

Big Girl Small by Rachel DeWoskin ● Kat Jumps The Shark by Melinda Houston ● Cameron and the Girls by Edward Averett

Zac and Mia by A.J. Betts ● He + She by Michelle Warren ● How We Deal With Gravity by Ginger Scott

The Divorce Papers by Susan Rieger ● Ten Girls To Watch by Charity Shumway ● The Visibles by Sara Shepard

Walking on Trampolines by Frances Whiting ● Goodbye For Now by Laurie Frankel ● Black Boy White School by Brian F. Walker

All We Ever Wanted Was Everything by Janelle Brown ● Burning Blue by Paul Griffin ● Lay It On My Heart by Angela Pneuman

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!

6 responses to “Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover–Issue Twenty-Nine: Contemporary (Part 5)”

  1. I love your Do! Judge a Book by its Cover series! I love love love these contemporary covers! Amazing choices!
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  2. A girl after my own heart 🙂 Oh how I love this genre! I also love that you went into the bookstore & snapped photos of covers that caught your eye. The last few times I’ve browsed my bookstore, I have thought of you (and this feature) when I saw someone really eye catching covers! I am going to click on a few of these & see what they’re about. Expect my never ending TBR list to grow & grow!
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  3. These are all amazing, as usual. I especially love How We Met, it looks so cool! A Little Something Different also looks awesome, and I also love Ten Girls to Watch. The idea of a book cover within a book cover is so unique. Thanks for sharing 🙂
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  4. Pretty, pretty, pretty covers!

    Contemporary covers are always the best and my favorite. I love the cover of Could It Be I’m Falling In Love? the most.
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  5. Frasier says:

    I love that you change up the genre each week because then I find more books I either never heard of, OR I find new covers that put hearts in my eyes.
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  6. Annie says:

    Wow these are some really cool and creative covers! I think these are all one of the best I’ve seen in a while! I really love the cover change for Will Grayson Will Grayson and the cover for Black Boy White School is really interesting.
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