Discussion: Judging a Book by Its Cover

Posted August 20, 2014 in Uncategorized / Leave a comment!

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Judging a Book by Its Cover

We all know the saying right? Never judge a book by its cover.Makes perfect sense because all of us readers know just how wrong a cover can be. But lets be honest here. Who doesn’t judge a book by its cover? That’s the first thing that draws us into a book when we’re browsing around a bookstore. Sure, lots of great books have terrible covers, but we read them because of recoomnedations or the popularity or something. If I buy a book at a bookstore that I’ve never heard of, it’s because the cover drew me in AND THEN I read the summary on the back. Also, what’s with this putting the summary on the inside flap now? I don’t want an excerpt of the book, I want to read the summary. I don’t know how that trend came into play.

Here are some horrible covers that I would have never picked up if it weren’t for a recommendation of some sort.

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A typical girl hanging onto guy cover. It has nothing to do with the story. You know what else I hate? When they decide half way through a series to change the covers. Why do they do this to us?

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Another typical cover. The title is Hunger and they don’t even look hungry. Shouldn’t they?

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I just have no idea what’s going on here. It’s not a horrible cover but I think they could be WAY better.

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You think this is a cutesy love story set in the Victorian era right? Wrong. It’s a zombie story.

Here are some gorgeous covers that drew me in instantly.

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I love the minimalism in this cover.

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Another minimalistic cover. It also has everything to do with the story!

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This cover is badass and is still pretty while having something to do with the story.

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This is an interesting cover. It makes me wonder what’s going to happen in this book. It’s a book I’d instantly pick up if I didn’t know what it was about.

What are some of your favourite and lest favourite covers? Let me know below!

Happy reading!

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2 responses to “Discussion: Judging a Book by Its Cover

  1. Least favorite is definitely the Delirium series by Lauren Oliver. They look like the books should be about faeries, not dystopian. I really like covers like Reboot by Amy Tintera, minimal hints but enough to make me curious.
    They’ve been re-releasing the Gone series with new covers, no cover models this time.

    • Oh the Delirium covers. I agree. I honestly thought they were about fairies at first. And I saw the new Gone ones the only thing is I already have a few of the other covers and I don’t want to have then mismatched. I wish they had released them earlier. Haha

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