Top Ten Book Covers I Wish I Could Redesign
I could pull almost any book off my shelf and
shake my head when I see its cover design.
Lots of very sad book covers out there.
So here's a list of some of my favorite books with awful covers:
Civility by Stephen L. Carter
Not only a bad cover, but a boring title.
Who's gonna read this fantastic book
with a cover and a title like these?
Sandkings by George R. R. Martin
I really don't know why I picked up
this beautifully written science fiction novel
with a scary cover like this.
One Man's Meat by E. B. White
If you didn't recognize the author from Charlotte's Web
and know that he wrote brilliant essays (some of which
are in this book), you'd never choose this book.
The World is Not Enough by Zoe Oldenbourg
Certainly doesn't look like the best historical fiction ever written,
No, it looks more like a history book about war.
Into That Good Night by Ron Rozelle
Such an amazing memoir that it was published
by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux,
but they certainly didn't spend much on the cover.
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
You'd never guess this is a fantastic and mysterious thriller from the cover.
Who wants to read a book with a statue on the cover?
Finally, the type of cover I hate most is...
Book Covers with the Author's Name Written Bigger than the Title!
(Does that bother anyone else,
or is it just me,
growing increasingly cranky with age?)
I'm going to stop here,
because I'm starting to rant a little
and that's never pretty.
So what did you choose?
What book covers do you wish you could redesign?
Before you move on,
let me share with you a wonderful blog event
that will be taking place at the end of this year,
This year in 2011, like last year,
I'll be serving on the panel to choose the best
I'm a little worried this year, as
they've pulled Memoir into a separate category.
So, please, please, start sending me
titles of deserving nonfiction (non-memoir only, please)
published in 2011
so that I can start reading!
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