Sunday, April 14, 2013

BW16: Judge a book by its cover

Most of the time, when picking out a book at the bookstore or shopping online, I look for a familiar author or a book someone has recommended.  And sometimes there are books that catch my eye because of an intriguing picture or interesting title.  A few years back, a blogger friend of mine posed a challenge to pick a book based on its cover. The catch however was not to read the synopsis or reviews or anything else that would tell you what the book is about.  Pick the book, blog what you think the book is about, then read it and find out if your supposition was correct.   I've actually come across some very interesting books using that method.  So I went on Amazon and looked at  the new releases and chose books by authors I've never read and whose covers and titles interested me.  And the hard part was not looking at the book description.  Easier said than done especially when you are as nosy as I am. But I resisted the temptation and these are the ones I found.

A.G. Riddle - The Atlantis Gene
Kendra Elliot - Buried
James Hankins - Brothers and Bones
Orest Stelmach - The Boy from Reactor 4

So which one do you think I should read?   I'll read the one that receives the most votes and let you know what I think the story is about and what it ended up really being about.   Join in the fun. Go the the library, bookstore or online and  pick a book based on its title or cover.

 Link to your reviews:    Please link to your specific book review post and not your general blog link. In the Your Name field, type in your name and the name of the book in parenthesis. In the Your URL field leave a link to your specific post. If you don't have a blog, tell us about the books you are reading in the comment section of this post. 


  1. "The Boy From Reactor 4" looks intriguing...

  2. The Boy from Reactor 4 - I've got it on my wish list

  3. Boy From Reactor 4. The others look conspiracy theory or Psychological in ways that don't appeal to me.

  4. Hmm, I would read Atlantis. I like the name anyway. And the cover is the most appealing to me.

  5. Brothers and Bones has the best (most intriguing) cover, in my opinion.

  6. Oh, they all look terrible to me! LOL Good thing we're all different!

    I like soothing covers, like the new Postcards from Misty Harbor series which I got entirely for the covers. I'll include a link so you can enjoy them too:

    1. Thanks for the link. The covers kind of remind me of thomas kincaid pictures. Storyline looks interesting too. Downloaded the first book Seaside Harmony.

  7. Judging just by its cover: Buried

    I had a recent book I was reviewing that had the most beautiful cover! It turned out to be a FANTASTIC book too! Here is the cover:

    It is similar to the Buried cover, actually!

  8. @Jenny, bookdragon and VA - It is intriguing and getting the most votes so far.

    @Leah and Tracy - both are appealing. I'll probably end up reading them all. :)


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