3.06.2012

I'd buy these books based on cover art alone.

I'm not going to lie, sometimes I judge a book by its cover. At least at first. Great cover art can really draw me in and pique my interest in a novel. Below is a selection of my favorite cover art from books I'd like to own.

Spring, Heat, Rains: A South Indian Diary by Daivd Shulman / Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig

The Snobs by Muriel Spark / Swerve by John Estes

The Storm: A Novel by Margriet de Moor / Martha and Hanwell by Zadie Smith

The Revolution of Little Girls by Blanche McCrary Boyd / The Craftsman by Richard Sennett

The Short Novels of John Steinbeck / Confessions of an English Opium Eater by Thomas de Quincey

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24 comments:

  1. Lovely Covers! I think covers are commercials for the story within kaye—the road goes ever ever on

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    1. That's a good way of putting it, Kaye.

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  2. Wow! I would definitely buy these books based on the cover art - how could I not? They rock!

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  3. These are great! I especially like The Craftsman and The Storm covers. I will admit that I was initially drawn to The Snow Child for that same reason. I absolutely love the cover. I've always been sad that I didn't go into graphic design out of high school. Boo.

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    1. The Snow Child does have a lovely cover. And graphic design - that would have been an awesome career path.

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  4. Gah -- those are so gorgeous!! I'm with you -- I'd grab all of them based on cover alone!

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  5. I love these! I've seen pretty much only YA covers today, so this is like a fun treat :) I especially love The Craftsman cover, and I think I'd like to hang Swerve on my wall!

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    1. Glad you like them! I think of all of them, Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig is my favorite.

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  6. These are some amazing covers. I especially love the Wendig Blackbirds one

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  7. Those are fantastic! I particularly love The Storm and The Craftsman. I've also seen that Steinbeck collection at a bookstore before and I want it!

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    1. If I ever see that one I'm going to get it!

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  8. It's so hard not to sometimes- some covers are pretty spectacular (colourful or minimalist).
    I really liked The Craftsman and The Snobs!

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    1. The Snobs is fantastic. I've got a thing for water colors used in covers.

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  9. Have you checked out Chuck Wendig's website, Terrible Minds? It's super awesome/funny and a great place for writers.

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    1. I have! He is pretty fantastic. On twitter as well.

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  10. These are beautiful. I love the Zadie Smith cover, which is from the UK. I always find myself drawn to UK and Australian covers. I like to bookshop on vacation, just to get the different covers. I might have a problem:)

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    1. I know I've got a tendency to be drawn to UK covers. I feel like they almost always trump their US counterparts.

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  11. I love the cover for Blackbirds. I would buy that for the cover alone, to remove said cover and stick in a frame. It reminds me of a cross between Coles Phillips's Fadeaway Girls, and those images made up of a bunch of smaller images.

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    1. I know I've had my eye on Blackbirds ever since I saw the cover. The premise is also quite intriguing.

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  12. These are so lovely - the John Steinbeck stories and the Blackbird cover particularly. Yum.

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