Although I am completely aware that it is what lies beneath that really matters, I, like many other sheepish bookworms out there, am a shameless judge of covers. I’m ashamed to say it, but I will often not even bother with a blurb if the look doesn’t appeal……
Here are some of my most loved/hated trends in cover design, courtesy of The Broke and The Bookish’s Top Ten Tuesday:
Top 5 Hates:
1. Historical fiction = Lady in a dress – I love historical fiction but I’m quite happy to just imagine the flouncy dresses. It gives popular authors’ (such as Philippa Gregory) books a trashy vibe that just doesn’t float my boat.
5. Film/TV tie-ins – surely the most off-putting thing of all? Blurgh.
Top 5 Loves (yey!)
3. Fancy, shadowy photos – à la Vintage editions.