August 20, 2009

Cover to Cover

Seeing Dar's book review of Time of My Life by Allison Winn Scotch yesterday (go here for the review) got me thinking.

Were it not for her review, I would never have picked the book up based on the cover. Because it just doesn't do it for me. You serious readers and book lovers know what I mean. A book cover can often make the difference of whether or not you pick that book up in the store or library.

So I thought maybe once a week or so I would post a book whose cover either intrigued me, with no idea necessarily of what the book was about, or a cover that I felt was completely uninspiring.

Just to kick things off, I have two.

Time of My Life by Allison Winn Scotch.

Seems a slapdash, somewhat boring cover, really, that doesn't tell me anything about the book itself or even provide me with some exciting or warm colors to attract my eye. In fact, I get a somewhat negative reaction to seeing the cover. Sad, really, because based on Dar's excellent review, it does sound like quite a read. (And I do have it on my TBR list).

Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin

I saw this on April's blog (go here) and absolutely fell in love with it. It's mysterious, it has serious romantic undertones and appearing in black and white suggests it's historical or has a historical element. All things that appeal to me and would make me pick this book up. (And put it on my TBR list)

How about you? Care to share any covers that garner a reaction in you, one way or the other?


Sarbear said...

Lori, I know this is off topic but you have an award at my blog : )

Lori Johnston said...

WOW, Sara, my first award! Thank you so much!!

(I tried to post this directly to your blog but my computer must be having an overexcited meltdown) :)

JaimeLovesStuff said...

Hi Lori!

Weren't those Twilight covers just fabulous? I <3 them :)

I agree, that cover is not very pretty. I might walk past it, give it a weird look and keep going. The cover of "Alice I Have Been" is beautiful!

I am a sucker for a nice cover!

Anonymous said...

The second cover is beautiful.