Can you judge a book by its cover?
What draws you to a particular book? Is it the title? The cover? Or just your favorite author?
With some authors, their book covers are as different as different can be. Danielle Steel, John Grisham, David Baldacci, Martha Grimes come to my mind at the moment. However, some author’s books just have their own constant ambiance to them; Emily Giffin’s very simple pastel colors, Susan Vreeland’s famous paintings, Janet Evanovich’s bright cheery colors, Dick Francis’ horse and Maeve Binchy’s Irish green scenes.
Recently, there have been some intriguing covers. Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy is simply very bold. Anne Perry’s historical and elegant Treason at Lisson Grove or Dorchester Terrace. Laura Hillenbrand’s anxious looking Unbroken. The homey feeling of Elizabeth George’s Year of Pleasures or Once Upon a Time There Was You.
One cover that I was not sure whether it displayed a mysterious or frightening set of eyes was Before I Go To Sleep by Steven J. Watson. I read some of the mixed reviews of it from Amazon and GoodReads. People either loved it or did not like it. Halfway through the book I was not sure where the author was taking the story. Christine awakens each day thinking she is back in her 20s. In the bathroom, the mirror reveals that she is missing a major section of her life. Her hands are much older. Every morning she has to be given clues as to who she is and the man she is living with is her husband. As her memory begins to heal, flashes of people and events go through her mind. Who can she trust? Who can she confide in? That set of eyes on the cover does reflect a mysterious and frightening story. I was completely drawn into the book through those eyes!
Do book covers pull you to check out a book? Let us know what cover has intrigued you to pick up a book and read it. Or What ‘cha Reading?