Question of the Week: Judging a book by its cover. We’ve all done it. But have you ever judged a book wrongly based on its cover? What book have you loved that based on the cover, wouldn’t have normally picked up? What book have you read, based on the cover alone, that disappointed you?
The first book that comes to mind for me is Twilight by Stephenie Meyers. Without knowing anything about it back in 2008 I can honestly say that the covers of the book did nothing for me. It was only after the book vendor I worked with kept telling me over and over that she just knew I would like it…that I finally decided to read it. She was right…I loved it. I became addicted from the first chapter, and the rest…is history 😉
Another book that had a cover which didn’t impress me?!? Fifty Shades of Grey. However, what got me to read it was friends on twitter and goodreads. This was way back in August of 2011…well before it became the must read book of 2012. I loved it…became pretty Grey obsessed and it remains one of my favorite books/series.
I honestly can’t think of a book that I picked for the cover and then was disappointed in it. I’m sure it may have happened, but if so I’ve blocked it from my mind.
What about you? Any great surprises?