They say you can’t judge a book by its cover, but there’s no question that it can make a difference!
What book(s) have your favorite covers? Something that’s perfect for the story, the tone, the colors, the mood…
And did you pick up the book BECAUSE of the cover? Or were you going to read it anyway, and the cover was just serendipitous?
I do not judge a book by its cover, but I have a standard by which I purge. Racy covers that suggest romance are automatically out. I also prefer clean covers over anything that is too graphic and busy. Movie tie-in covers are the rudest intrusion ever done to books. Beautiful covers are like pieces of art works that capture my attention when I walk into the museum. A beautiful cover catches my eyes, but it’s what written inside that makes me take it home. An ugly cover doesn’t forecast a bad read, The House of Tomorrow is one.