I typically read the same authors and from the same book lines so a lot of the covers I see are usually quite similar. I like that they are familiar and look cohesive on my shelves. It makes what I like easy to recognize too.
I don't make a habit of judging a book by its cover but sometimes I choose a book based on the cover. Covers are meant to capture the mood of the book and depending on my mood, I make my choice.
But then there are those times when I feel like reading something new but I don't know where to start. Sometimes I ask around for a recommendation or see what others have been reading but my favorite way is to walk up and down the aisles of a bookstore and see what catches my eye.
It was pretty hard to choose my favorite book covers. All of these appealed to me in one way or another. Some because of their colors and imagery and others because of the ominous look. But each caught my eye and had me picking it up.
Beautiful Disaster | Twilight | The River of No Return | The Night Circus | The Coldest Girl in Coldtown | Shiver | Shadow and Bone | Paper Valentine | Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone | Fangirl | Eleanor & Park | Beautiful Bastard
And Just Because I Couldn't Resist...
The Perfect Play
What are some of your favorite book covers?