Today’s daily prompt: If you were to judge your favorite book by its cover, would you still read it?
There is just no way I can pick just one favorite book. Impossible. Here’s just four of my favorites and the covers that are on them:
1. The Help– by Kathryn Stockett
While I like this book cover, it doesn’t tell me a lot about what the book is about. So would I read this book based just on the cover? Probably not. I had already heard how great this book was and I always read the back cover description to make my decision. It didn’t disappoint! Loved it.
2. Life of Pi– by Yann Martel
I have to say, this cover sparked my interest and made me want to read this book even more. Would I read this book based on its cover alone? Yes I would. How can you look at this book cover and NOT be curious? One of my favorite books and favorite covers for sure!
3. The Old Man and the Sea– by Ernest Hemingway
Had I not known a thing about this book before seeing the cover, I would have definitely wanted to read it based on the cover alone. A great cover and a great book.
4. Cutting for Stone– by Abraham Verghese
An interesting cover I guess but it didn’t really tell me a lot about this book or what it was really about. I read this book in a book club I was in and it was one of the best books I have read in a while. I fell in love with the characters and I was left longing to know more about them when the book ended. Would I have bought this book based on the cover alone? Probably not. I think the cover could have been better. And the title of the book had me intrigued and a little confused at the same time I guess (it’s all explained in the book). After reading the book, I realized what a truly great title it had. To be honest, I wasn’t sure I would like this book even after reading its description. But… I loved it and it’s a perfect example of why you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover.