Hi lovelies! This post, as usual, is a little different.
I was inspired to write this blog post recently after I was in Waterstones the other day. I was stood in the shop looking at the new Harry Potter covers and got to thinking about the few books that I wished I had the alternative cover of. I wanted to do a post this to see what you all thought of this subject.
I do think a book cover is an important element in the purchasing of a book. Unfortunately, I think that it is for many people. We all hear the saying ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’, but I think it is one of the prominent contributing factors in the purchasing of a book. For me, it might be the reason I pick up a book in a book shop and then I’ll read the blurb. I’ve never bought a book that I haven’t intended on reading just because it is aesthetically pleasing, but it is a reason I’ve given a book a second look.
In the spirit of embracing the beautiful book covers out there, here are the books that I wish I could swap for the alternative book covers.
The Harry Potter Series
I love the latest book covers that have been released, they are truly beautiful. I do love the book covers I already have but I like these covers more. The new art work is superb, and I love each of the different colours used.
The Perks Of Being A Wallflower
I do wish I had gotten the beautiful blue cover. I love the simplicity of it. I do like the cover I have, I like that it has the text from the book on the cover, but there is something that I prefer about the blue cover.
The Twilight Series
I love the artwork on the books that I own, and if I hadn’t see the cool white covers. Evidently I’m attracted to covers that are simple, and these are certainly that. I think these covers are the epitome of simplicity.
The Hunger Games Series
Again, I’m all about the simplicity and I love these metallic covers. I’m not incredibly keen on the covers I already own, I think they’re too busy. Also, I’m not keen on the neon covers that have been recently released. I definitely wish I owned the metallic covers.
I’m also not a big fan of film covers, I hate seeing the actors that have been chosen to portray characters, because I can’t see the characters in my own mind. Here are some examples of the ones that I own, but wish I had the normal cover:
The Book Thief
What are your opinions of book covers? Are there any you wish you could swap?