BOOKING THROUGH THURSDAY: COVER, BLURB, OR SERENDIPITY? — OCT. 18

 

 

Welcome to Booking Through Thursday, the bookish event that spotlights our reading choices.

Today’s Prompt:

They say you can’t judge a book by its cover, but there’s no question that it can make a difference!

What book(s) have your favorite covers? Something that’s perfect for the story, the tone, the colors, the mood…

And did you pick up the book BECAUSE of the cover? Or were you going to read it anyway, and the cover was just serendipitous?

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To answer this one, I glanced over my list of favorites from 2011, and certainly there were some great covers in the bunch.

Like Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, by Beth Hoffman. (Click to read my review)

Or The Violets of March, by Sarah Jio.

Then there was Never Knowing, by Chevy Stevens.  That cover seems to symbolize the tangled journey of the MC.

 

But I don’t really pick the book for the cover.  First I notice the cover, but then I read the inside flap.  And before that point, I’ve also read what others have written about the book.  Book recommendations have as much to do with my final choices as the cover, or even the blurb.

So it’s a combination of the cover, the recommendations, and hey, SERENDIPITY, since we’re at this blog.  What contributes to your book choices?

 

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14 thoughts on “BOOKING THROUGH THURSDAY: COVER, BLURB, OR SERENDIPITY? — OCT. 18

  1. I like the hummingbird in the first picture. Covers draw me in, but, similar to you, I read the blurb on the cover as well, just in case it’s not what I thought it was. Thanks for visiting my post earlier.

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