We’ve all heard it said that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. For the most part, I try to live by that. With that said, on some level I still do judge books by their covers. These are some books that I’ve been pleasantly surprised by.
Wool by Hugh Howey
This cover kind of screams Self Published. It’s really simple and looks like there wasn’t a lot of work put into it. Thankfully I looked past that and gave the book a chance. It ended up being really good and I enjoyed all the parts of the first serial.
The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart
It’s a frog…What on Earth does that have to do with a boyfriend list? It’s the only thing on the cover so you can’t even advert your eyes to something else. Plus it’s not even a cute frog. Everything worked out amazingly well though because the book was fantastic. The series is one of my favorite contemporary YA series out there even if the covers are all a bit…lacking.
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
This is the cover of the library copy I checked out years ago. It’s really not appealing. You can barely make out the illustration on the cover. It’s just not pretty to look at. I distinctly remember making an Ewww face when I got my hold. I sucked it up though because of how much I enjoyed the movie. The book was absolutely delightful even if there aren’t great covers for the book.
What books have you been pleasantly surprised with despite the cover?
Check out the book covers I’ve been disappointed in here.