“Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover” is a semi-regular feature on Pop! Goes The Reader 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!
For the tenth edition of Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover, I’ve decided to take a look at the covers of the Non-Fiction genre, a group of books that are very close to my heart. While I don’t often make the time to feature this genre on Pop! Goes The Reader, there are few things I enjoy reading more than a non-fiction historical biography or humorous memoir. In fact, there was a two year period during university when I read nothing but! So, in honour of the books like Mad Women and Don’t Worry, It Gets Worse that both educate and entertain in equal measure, let’s pay homage to some of these marvellously graphic, creative and colourful covers!
Now it’s your turn! What are some of your favourite non-fiction 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!