Ok, I'll be honest, of course I judge a book by it's cover. When I go to Barnes & Noble I first scan the bargain priced table and then I scan the covers. The majority of the books on my shelf are there because I was first attracted to them by the cover art. I do read the jacket though, and if it is interesting it comes home with me. My very first fiction book I purchased as an adult was Kate White's If Looks could Kill - A Bailey Weggins Mystery. If I had not been first attracted to the cover I would not be the reader I am today. I have all the books in the Bailey Weggins series. From there I continued with Mary Higgins Clark and then my reading pallet broadened to include authors such as Robert James Waller (one of my all time favorites- I have all of his also), James Patterson, Helen Fielding, Steven Coonts, Beth Harbison, John Grisham, Mark Haddon, T.Jefferson Parker, Stephen Horn, Maggie Stievater, Jacquelyn Mitchard, Garth Stein. Each one of these (with the exception of Stievater, Mitchard & Stein) were all picks I made based first on the cover. I am happy to say that each of these authors have written some darn fine books. I have a good collection of their works on my shelf. Books I would read over and over again. My most recent addition has an awesome book cover, and a great story. I am proud to add it to my collection - and not just because it is my daughters, but because it is a really good book. So ... you have my first "judge the book by it's cover"... and now my most recent favorite book & cover. What is yours?by Markelle Grabo
The cover do take a part of me being interested.But the title, cover, and the back cover decides if I want the book or not.If it doesnt look interesting then I would download it to my kindle for $1.
I have gotten lots of good leads on what looks to be some great books. I already have Matched and will be reading it soon for book club. I am now going to either purchase or get from the library The Gargoyle...both the cover and the story really interest me. Thanks...can't wait to see more responses if this discussion stays alive.
I love covers! Here are mine:
In June i'm going to be introducing my own little thing on my blog where i interview authors about their covers (the really eye-catching, mind blowing ones). There will be giveaways as well. So be sure to subscribe to my blog to know when that happens. Preparations are under way and i have 4 authors already lined up and ready.
I have just read Fallen by Lauren Kate. I think the cover art is beautiful and perfectly matches the story! The cover art for Torment (2nd in the series) is also very impressive.
I just reviewed Fallen on my blog. Would love to hear what you guys think of the book and the cover art! If you leave a comment don't forget to leave a link so I can check out your blog :)
so, if we were to judge a book by its cover only, what judgement would be passed on this book, just curious,
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