TGIF: Cover Lust
This is my first week doing TGIF, a meme hosted by Ginger over at GReads!, and the question she posed is this:
This is quite the question, non? No matter what people say about the publishing industry and the downward spiral of print books and blah blah blah, there is nothing quite as exciting as walking into a bookstore (or library or friend’s place or passing a stranger reading in a park) and spotting a cover that immediately grabs your attentions and forces you to walk toward it. I’m pretty sure I’ve felt that way toward more books than I have men. Just sayin’.
But, there are lots of pretty covers. Too many for a single blog post! So, for me, a cover that is memorable is one that requires thought, and, in a weird way, one that requires that I have an emotional connection with it. And I’m not talking an emotional connection with the words that are housed inside the cover–I’m talking the cover itself. It needs to resonate with me on its very own. [All of a sudden I feel like I’m taking this too seriously. Oh well, no looking back now!]
Anyway, enough of my rambling, let’s get started, shall we?
My first pick is a cover I’m sure is going to be a popular choice for this TGIF. It’s the iconic, haunting cover for The Great Gatsby created by Frances Cugat. It took me a looooong time to understand how perfectly complex, and perfectly ironic, this cover is. It’s genius. In fact, I like the cover more than I like the book!
Alright, them’s be my picks! Let me know what your favorite covers are, and allll about your weekend plans, in comments! TGIF!!