Literal Book Covers


Do you judge a book by its cover?

I found this meme in a Book Blog Meme directory and I thought it sounded hilarious and awesome (sort of like the “honest” movie trailers?).  There it was called Cover Story, though it didn’t appear that the host was still posting. Here’s the original description:

Cover Story
Hosted by: The Violent Vixen
Description: This is Cover Story, a weekly linkup where we share the cover of a book we’ve never read and a short synopsis about what we think (or hope) the book is about. No cheating and reading the back cover or book blurb! This is totally about judging a book by its cover!

I used to pick a book on my extensive TBR list on Good Reads, therefore ensuring that I would know a lot less about the book and I would have to glean details from the cover. Another side benefit of this meme, is it lets you clear out some of your TBR books that you may not have looked at in months or years!

There will be a link-up on every edition, so if you want to share your thoughts on that week’s book cover, join in the fun!

Upcoming Book Covers:

In December, we’ll be having 2016 book cover appreciation! Share your absolute favorite covers from 2016 book releases! We’ll be back in January with our Literal Cover Analyses!

January 8: City of A Thousand Dolls by Miriam Forster

January 15: Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn

January 22: Glitch by Heather Anastasiu

January 29: Air Awakens by Elise Kova



Past editions of Literal Book Covers:

  1. Die for Me (Revenants #1) by Amy Plum
  2. Demons at Deadnight (Divinicus Nex #1) by A&E Kirk
  3. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
  4. Golden Blood by Melissa Pearl
  5. The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest by Melanie Dickerson
  6. Bird Box by Josh Malerman
  7. Every Breath by Ellie Marney
  8. The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff