Friday, March 23, 2012

Book Cover Candy: What's Your Type?

We all know the phrase, "don't judge a book by it's cover." When you are on a mission for a book, because you heard about it from a friend, a review, a library blog or because you happen to already love the author, the cover matters a lot less. But, when you're browsing shelves in the library or the book store, we are all guilty of being swayed by a really awesome cover.

Is there a type of cover that automatically sways you? You walk by it and you can't help but pick it up?

For instance, are you swayed by photos of people locking lips? Have you got kissing couple cover fever?
(First Comes Love by Kate Kacvinsky; The Secret Year by Jennifer R. Hubbard [more on this book]; Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony & Rodrigo Corral; Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles; Rich and Mad by William Nicholson )

Or are you more of a design purist, do you prefer a cover where the text is the focus? You fall for fontastic covers:

(Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl [more on this series]; Food, Girls, and Other Things I Can't Have by Allen Zadoff [more on this author]; Burned by Ellen Hopkins; The Fault in Our Stars by John Green [more on this book]; Threads and Flames by Esther Friesner)

Maybe you like a more classical cover, one that features an illustration? Are you drawn to these covers (see what we did there?)

So, tell it to us straight, what's your cover type??

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

most certainly illustrated covers but there are very few that accurately represent the story within. i don't like my imagination of the authors vision to be swayed by inaccurate cover art.