“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 eighth instalment of Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover, I’ve decided to re-visit the contemporary genre! Because it’s my favourite genre of all and the one I’m most familiar with, there is a seemingly endless series of covers that I adore and want to highlight but the selection is so vast I’ve been forced to split them into a number of different entries. This time around I tried to focus more heavily on illustrated covers as that’s the style I tend to prefer on book covers of all genres. That said, I’m also particularly taken with the cover for Learning Not To Drown, which I find both beautiful and chilling.
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!