Now that the holiday season has passed, I had to do some rearranging of my bookshelf. Tuff job, believe it or not. I started to notice a trend in my books as I pulled them off and placed them in there stacked piles where they waited until I contemplated there new home.
I noticed, that a few of my books have the same concept design on the cover. Which really got me thinking do I judge books by their covers? Yes, yes I do. I seem to be more drawn to certain covers.
Then came the test. Yes, I made a test of it. I checked out my Goodreads recommends. (Not a good idea if you wish to stop the ever growing TBR) On this list, I realized that with the covers alone, I would read the synopsis for books that caught my eye and again they seemed to fall into the same types of covers. Obviously, we all know they say, “don’t judge a book by its cover”, but how can you not. It’s the first impression you get, you see the cover before you even read the title.
So I compiled a list of what seems to catch my eye the most.
- Hidden/ Half Faces
The whole hidden/half face concepts really get me going. I love to be able to get a glimpse what the author chooses to resemble a character in their book. But it goes deeper than that, especially if the focal is a strong eye. After all staring into someone’s eyes is like seeing their soul. There just so much mystery to it, why only half a face, why hide that part, what does the rest look like. It leaves me wanting to at the most read the synopsis.
The butterfly. It just screams growth. We all know how butterflies come about, starting as a caterpillar, forms a cocoon then wala a beautiful decorative butterfly emerges. That’s usually what inside the books I’ve read with a butterfly on them. The character’s growth is symbolized by the butterfly.
This one I can’t really explain, There really is just something about time draws me in. Maybe it’s because we all have run on time, maybe its cause I’m a huge fan of deadlines ( weird I know), but time whether it be hosted as a wristwatch a large clock or a pocket watch, time calls to me.
Who doesn’t love the look of a beautiful gown? For me, it could be a full shot of it, a close-up or something in the middle of the both of them but a gown on the cover, I am a sucker for. I read books just because the cover had a beautiful gown on it ( not my best call). I call it Cinderella Syndrome. Just wanting to live in the fantasy world.
So what do you find captures you eye?