Show Me Your Cover
What are some of the worst book covers, but hold some of the best stories inside? Don't be embarrassed, show us your cover!
Surprisingly, even though I'm incredibly judgmental about covers (who isn't?), I had a tough time! There were a few that popped out, but a lot of the ones that I don't like are just little nit-picky issues or I'll reconcile myself with it. That said, I split it into 3 categories:
People on the Cover
I don't usually like real people (full face showing) on the covers because it gives me an idea of the characters and I prefer to make that up in my head as I go along. Most I'll forgive (read: indifference), but these are the ones that bother me the most.
Paper Towns by John Green
The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson (US Paperback) (left).
I admit this cover is pretty, but I don't like the person, and I LOVE the hardback cover (right).
Across the Universe by Beth Revis (US Paperback) (left)
This one may also just be a casualty because I LOVE LOVE LOVE the original hardcover (right).
All Rachel Cohn books (*not all pictured)
Anna and the French Kiss / Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
Ok, this is difficult because I do think these go perfectly with the charm of the books, but they turned me off for the longest time. I didn't read them because I thought the covers were too fluffy, and I still don't like that they pictured Anna, Lola and Cricket. (Thankfully Etienne is still in my imagination!)
Simply Don't Like
Looking For Alaska by John Green
The DUFF by Kody Keplinger
She's not DUFFy to me.
Storm by Brigid Kemmerer
In fairness, I haven't read this yet. But the cover is such a cheesy 90s boyband to me!
What are some covers you dislike?
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And the question of the week is:
Activity! Dreamcast your current read.
Confession: I'm TERRIBLE at casting. I don't watch too many movies or too much television, and book characters are always so different from real people in my head. So, we'll take this with a grain of salt, yes?
I literally JUST started reading The Glimpse by Claire Merle and The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D by Nichole Bernier, so I don't know enough about either to cast it yet. So, the most recent book I read was an ARC of Keep Holding On by Susane Colasanti (loved it! review up next week!).
Keep Holding On by Susane Colasanti Dream Cast
> Logan (Percy Jackson) seems to be that perfect mix of attractive, sweet and strong.
> Kevin McHale (Glee) has that nerdy, fashionable mix with sass and attitude Simon seemed to have.
> Drew Barrymore could pull off the corny, perky Science Teacher awesomely well.
> Hillary Swank could be all the facets of Noelle's mom really well. Tough and vulnerable all at once.
> Sarah Hyland (Modern Family) has that best friend backbone Noelle needs.
Who's your dreamcast? For which book?
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