I love a good book cover. Book covers are so powerful to me that I will drop $20 bones just because a book cover is good. I should know better, I know. It’s like wanting to date the prettiest boy in school. Just ’cause he’s pretty doesn’t mean he’ll be a great boyfriend. But, still, a pretty boy won’t make me turn my head. A pretty book cover. I’m a sucker for it. And I love it when the book is then just as divine as its cover.
I was all pins and needles waiting to see the cover of Hijas Americanas because I wanted it to be brilliant and evocative.
I was so pleased with the final result and you can read the whole story about the cover here.
Now, it is hard for me to write a book without thinking about the cover– even though the cover usually comes later in the process. Right now, I am all about imagining covers for the book that I am working on right now. I don’t have a definitive view of it yet, but I have been trying to recall covers that I have loved while brainstorming (like The Middle Place cover featured above).
Here are just a few book covers that took my breath:
What I am noticing about these covers is that they are all photographic in nature and they evoke a feeling that the book also evokes. I’m eager to have many more book covers in mind when it comes time to talk about the cover for book # 2. What have been your favorite book covers? What book did you buy because of its cover?