Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The Book List

This is a weekly meme hosted by The Book List. Today's list: Cover Disgust - three book covers that missed the mark.

Here are mine:

This cover turned me off to the book for a long time. I finally gave in and read it and I thought the book itself was as dull as the cover. It looks blah to me and it read blah to me.

I can't look at this cover and think of anything other than Cassandra from Dr. Who. It makes the book look stupid, which it's not.

I get why they chose the armadillo, but it really does nothing to make the book look appealing at all. There's nothing about this cover that makes me want to pick it up and see what it's about. If I weren't familiar with the author or the story or the book itself I'd pass right over it.


  1. Hi Julie,
    I can see your point on these covers, but I kind of like the armadillo one. He's cute. Thanks for stopping by my place. Have a great day!

    Just Books

  2. haha. I never thought about the Bridget Jones cover that way and now I'll never look at it again without thinking of Dr. Who!

  3. I always think that John Irving covers are a little strange.

  4. +JMJ+

    I agree that those editions of L'Engle's Time Quintet were pretty horrible! Like "Precious Moments" on acid or something . . . =S

  5. These are pretty bad! I have passed over The Prayer for Owen Meany AND A Wrinkle in Time before because of that cover. I just have a hard time getting into a book when I don't want to pick it up, you know?

  6. Ha-ha, that's exactly what I think every time I see that cover for Bridget Jones' Diary too!