Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Judging Books by Covers #1

I love looking at beautiful book covers. Even though I read ebooks for space reasons, I completely understand people who buy a book purely to stare at the cover. And although we're taught from a young age not to do so, I've never really applied the phrase "don't judge a book by it's cover" to actual books.

I just think book covers are so important. They can often tell you how professional a book will be, and if done right they can also say so much about the story.

This post is dedicated to a couple of books I've read and loved with gorgeous covers, where I truly do believe the insides are just as great as the outer appearance.

I judged Sway by its cover originally - I saw it on Netgalley and immediately requested it. I knew that I had to have it and dreaded waiting for the release if I was declined. The colors are beautiful, and I love the little rays from the sun that run across the text. Add to that a wonderful narrator and fantastic story altogether.

My review for Sway is here, and you can find it on Goodreads here.

The text on this one is just gorgeous. All the patterns and decorative effects really make this cover, but I also like the field and truck below it - they're features that I clearly remember months after reading the book, and I think they tie the story and cover together so nicely.

The writing in this book was also excellent. I know it's talked about often and there's so much praise, but I just have to include this one and recommend it to anyone who hasn't gotten around to it yet.

Although I didn't review this one, it can be found on Goodreads here.


  1. I am guilty of judging books by their covers too. I'm instantly drawn to books with pretty covers, and I'm more likely to read them before a book with a bad cover. That being said, I have read some great books with awful covers.
    I have been meaning to read Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe for so long! The cover is absolutely stunning, so hopefully I'll like it enough to justify buying it :P
    I also like the cover for Sway, so I'll have to read that soon too.

    1. Glad you'll be reading them - they're both fantastic!

  2. So I followed you over from your other blog . . . But I am guilty of judging books by their cover.