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Onto today’s Top Ten on Tuesday feature sponsored by The Broke and The Bookish. Today it’s all about cover trends, the good and the bad. I can’t come up with ten trends that I like or dislike, but here is one type of cover I do like, and one I don’t.
I like blue covers (my friend Zoe says they sell better, makes sense to me). Here are a few examples which are all blue though I didn’t realize how different they are until I lined them up next to one another:
I especially love the cover of Saving Lucas Biggs. It’s full of small story elements hidden into the drawing that only make sense once you’ve read the book. It’s a puzzle and key to the book — amazing! To a smaller extent the same is true for All the Light and The Miniaturist.
I don’t like YA covers with photographs of glamorous young, usually white women. Covers in this category are too over the top, too much like adult romance novels, to appeal to me. Not that publisher’s care, I’m not the target audience, but still, I might be missing some interesting reads. If people I know and trust tell me these are good, despite the covers, then I’ll give them a shot.
What kinds of covers will get you to pick up a book or pass it by?