18 and Over: Judging You…

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?

Tamie Xo

6 thoughts on “18 and Over: Judging You…

  1. Katrina says:

    Hey T,
    I do this all the time….covers can make it or break it for me. It drives me crazy to see people rolling around on sheets on a cover, or even worse, the big buff guy rescuing the girl. Cheezzzy all the way! I like modern-looking simple covers like Bared to You, Hopeless, et al.

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  2. Joanne Christenson says:

    Vain by Fisher Amelie. The original cover was nothing that made me want to read it. Now…8 just dive in

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  3. Nothing really springs to mind at mo… will have a think about it ~ except I have to say that Nicholas Sparks book covers for USA are way better than UK. I would never have picked up a UK cover if I didn’t know NS. But luckily I was introduced years ago when we got the same covers. Like wise for Sylvain Reynard ~ I absolute love his USA book covers, had to have them ~ but don’t like the UK covers at all… Sorry SR.
    But you’re right ~ I really pay attention to the covers…. it’s what catches our attention first right.

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  4. It was Jennifer Crusie books . The covers never looked like something I would like . Until my daughter told me I needed to read them . Now I just love her books !!! I like to read one after I have read a real emotional story like ” White Trash Beautiful “( I just finished ) !!! A great book but cried a lot now I need to laugh !!!!!

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  5. It’s weird how a cover can turn me off of reading a book, even when everyone else raves about it. To me, the male model on the cover of “Easy” by Tamara Weber is so unappealing, I can’t being myself to read it. I’m afraid I’ll be picturing him the whole time I’m reading.

    I really don’t like the covers of Kresley Cole’s books, but I absolutely love reading them. For some reason, I’m able to get past the cheesy artwork for the Immortals After Dark series. I raced through all of them in a few months.

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    • Tamie says:

      O dear! Part of what drew me to “Easy” was the cover. I flove him. That’s what’s awesome tho…we can disagree on what’s attractive or not as far as representing a character. It’s one of the best books I’ve ever read tho, so I hope you can get past the cover and give it a try.
      Lots of paranormal books seem to have cheesy covers, but I’m like you on that one…able to look past it and read and enjoy 🙂

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