Monday, June 28, 2010

Eye Candy AKA Judge a Book By its Cover

It will be no surprise to anyone that I am obsessed with the cover art on books. I mean, what bibliophile isn't? And I've been reading tons of blogs lately in which I become fixated on cover art. Who hasn't bought a book for its cover? (Ahem, Shiver, anyone?) So, this is my tribute to all the beautiful book covers as of late.

Pretty Monsters by Kelly Link

Sea by Heidi R. Kling

Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

Halo by Alexandra Adornetto

Glimpse by Carol Lynch Williams

Every Little Thing in the World by Nina de Gramont

It is very hard for me to see these books and not buy them. I keep thinking about it and a lot of the reason that books get so much hype is a) the author hosts giveaways and advertises their butt off and b) the cover is amazing. That's what happened with Hush, Hush and Fallen - I haven't heard much good about them, but they got a lot of hype before their release. Why? Their covers.

Publishers - take note.

I hope that if I get published, the cover of my book is as good as these ones.


  1. I love the cover of Glimpse. It was really cute! I agree, covers make the book. There are also lots of GOOD books with BAD covers. Those books I feel bad for!!

  2. I know! It sucks if I pass a book by because the cover is ugly and the story is awesome. :/

  3. my fave is Every Little Thing in The World. tnhat cover just makes me want to buy it and read it now (patiently waiting for paperback...)

  4. Nomes: I got it at the library and it was so good! Definitely worth a read.