Saturday, March 10, 2012

Cover Love

Everyone knows, the old adage, "you can't judge a book by its cover."  However, some covers as so beautiful that you can't help but fall in love with the cover.  Here are some of our favorites.

Alan drools over any cover that features the art of Boris Valejo.  Valejo's art has graced the covers of numerous Sci-Fi novels, a few of which appear below.  In addition,Valejo also had dozens of coffee table books featuring his work in as well as calendars and prints.

Claire loves the cover of our latest book club selection, "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children," by Ransom Briggs.  This cover features a photograph by Yefim Tobvis.  I agree this intriguing and somewhat creepy image makes you want to read the story.  Hopefully Claire will meet up with me this week to give me my copy for book club?  Yup, I just called you out, Claire ! :)

Jess P. loves the UK adult versions of the covers for "Harry Potter," novels.  Over in the UK, Bloomsbury publishes the Harry Potter novels with separate covers geared for adults and children.  The text remains the same.  I located some beautiful examples, for more check out this page.

One of Rebecca's recent favorite covers is "Rosebush," by Michelle Jaffe.  She read this book based on the cover alone.  I agree, I want to add this to my "to read" list.

She also finds the cover of "The Thirteenth Tale," by Diane Setterfeld to be gorgeous and I might add appropriate for a book lover.

She will also scoop up any book with cover or illustrations by Bret Hequist, who work on Lemony Snickett's "Series of Unfortunate Events."

Stacey loves a lot of the classics that have been released lately with new vintage inspired covers.  To her they're not only great reads, they look like art on a shelf.

From Barnes & Noble's Leatherbound Classics Collection

Finally, I love the cover to the "Fallen" series by Lauren Kate.  The covers capture the haunting romance of this epic series.  Plus, I really want the dresses shown on the covers :)

What covers do you find beautiful?  Share with us below !

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