This week Booking Through Thursday asks the following:
They say you can’t judge a book by its cover, but there’s no question that it can make a difference! What book(s) have your favorite covers? Something that’s perfect for the story, the tone, the colors, the mood…And did you pick up the book BECAUSE of the cover? Or were you going to read it anyway, and the cover was just serendipitous?
My favourite book cover is the one pictured left of the cover of the first copy of The Hobbit that I owned. I still have it, but it is falling apart, because I have read it so often. I now have a hardcover edition that I read whenever I get the desire to read it again (at least once every other year). I don’t think I bought it because of the cover, but more because I wanted my own copy and this may have been the only one available in the store at the time. It is a great cover, though, and I think it captures the essence of the story well. What I also like about it is that it was also painted by the author himself.
My favourite covers of recent years have been the ones for Scott Westerfeld’s Leviathan series. I am fascinated by the whole steampunk thing and the look of these covers drew me in to want to know more. Once I started the first book I knew that this would be a series I would enjoy, and I did.