Don’t judge a book by it’s cover. Yeah right. Can anyone honestly say that they don’t, before reading, do a little judging of a book based on the cover? I know I do. All the time.
What I don’t do is judge an author by their covers. Publishers are a different story. One of my favorite authors, has at times, not had the most flattering covers. It breaks my heart when a great book, has a dreadful cover.
Today, I want to take a second a celebrate some amazing book covers of books that I am dying to read.
I think that the cover to Raina Telgemeier’s Smile is one of the top 10 covers of all time (I smell a future Nerdy Book Club post), and early this week Raina did not disappoint when she released the cover to her upcoming graphic novel Drama.
Drama’s scheduled release date: September 2012
I love everything Kate Messner writes, and I’ve been waiting impatiently for her to reveal the cover to her 2012 middle grade novel Capture the Flag. I was not disappointed. I can’t look at the cover without asking myself tons of questions as to what the book is about.
Capture the Flag’s scheduled release date: June 1, 2012
Like the authors mentioned above, Tom Angleberger doesn’t need great covers to sell books. Thankfully, since he dropped the pen name of Sam Riddleburger, Tom’s covers have been lights out. I think the first cover is the one Amulet ended up going with, but love both of these Fake Mustache covers. It’s hard to believe that these covers were designed for the same book. Looking at them separately I would have predicted totally different stories.
Fake Mustache’s scheduled release date: April 1, 2012
Enough about covers. I’m off to read Wonder by R.J. Palacio. Have you seen the cover?