Wednesday, January 27, 2010

What's In A Cover?

So, the title might not make sense- but it sounded so cute in my head :) Anyway, YA Highway has asked us wannabe authors what our favorite book covers are. I had to take a moment to think on this because I don't necessarily choose a book based on a cover, but after some thought- I came up with a few recent books that I have picked up in the past couple of years.

First, there are two books that stand out because some of the most gorgeous men in the world grace the covers (not to mention that the material inside is pretty good too).

The cover of Annie Proulx's Brokeback Mountain speaks to me. Of course it is just like the movie cover, but cut me some slack on this one! I just like to stare at it.
The other is Scott Heim's Mysterious Skin...same scenario :) I mean, just look at him.

I also find the cover to Alice Sebold's The Lovely Bones to be pretty intriguing and then after you read it, it is very telling- like foreshadowing.

Another book that I just finished recently, Chris Lynch's Inexcusable, is another cover that intrigues the reader and makes you want to find out what this field and half-covered female have to do with one another.

A final book cover that I think is really neat is Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. The cover plays along with the theme of a colorful and unique narrarator.


  1. Oooh, I like these. Very unique :) I must read The Lovely Bones and Brokeback Mountain soon!

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  2. I started to mention The Lovely Bones too. I really like that cover for Inexcusable!

  3. The Curious Incident of the yada yada yada cover kicks know what. I may have to steal it from you. :)

  4. The Mysterious Skin One grabs my interest also. The title alone makes you wonder!

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