They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. But I have to admit that I often do so. When I am browsing a book store, there are so many books that the first thing I look at is the cover. And only the books with interesting covers get a little more attention. But even though it is often thought that by judging a book by its cover we don’t do justice to the story, there are so many pretty covers that I just have to show.
Shatter me by Tehereh Mafi
I ordered this book a while ago on the book depository, and it should arrive any day now! I didn’t order it because the cover is so pretty – I have actually heard nothing but amazing things about this series – but it is definitely a pro! The cover is so pretty; I absolutely like this edition better than the edition with the girl in the white dress. Though that version is pretty as well, I love the creativity of this one. A lot of covers show girls nowadays, but this one with the eye and the branches as lashes is so much more creative!
The Selection by Kiera Cass
I have not read this book yet, but it is definitely high on my to-read list! I am in love with the dress on this cover. It is so gorgeous. It gives me a feeling of pretty princesses, big dances and an amazing prince. Just the life every little girl dreams of. Even though I am not sure if that is what this book is about, I still want to read this book because its cover is so pretty.
The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
Is it too obvious that I like covers that have a blue, icy theme? I promise this will be the last one, and the other two books of this post will be more original. But I don’t know what it is with all the blue and icy covers, but they are all so pretty! What I love about this one especially are all the swirls around the edges of the cover, and how the title flows together by these swirls.
The Perks of being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Something quite different, but also really pretty! I am that girl that loves words and typography. This is the only cover of this book that I think is really pretty. The movie edition is OK, but not very special. And the edition with the green color and a small picture on the top right is just plain ugly. But this one I love. This is actually also the only book on this list that I have actually read.
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Last, but definitely not least, is Eleanor & Park. I haven’t read this book yet, but it is very high on my to-read list, because I have read Fangirl and I just need more of Rainbow Rowell’s writing. This cover is just so simple and cute, and that’s why I love it. I also really love the fan-art that is made of this book and is in the same style of this cover, for example this one (creator unknown). All so simple but oh so pretty.