I have not read all of the following books, but while looking around on this awesome website I couldn’t help but take notice of particular book covers that really caught my eye. A lot of times I will get a book to read based solely on the cover (having no idea what it is about -besides what is on the back) and I often find myself going towards the unusual looking ones which turn out to be the most interesting (to say the least). Here are a few I would pick up:
Book by Naomi Guttman
Cover by David Drummond
Based on the title alone, I am guessing this is supposed to be white blood dripping down an apple, which reminds me of rain dripping down the window, which makes me happy because I love thunderstorms.
Book by Daniel Eatock
Cover by Daniel Eatock
Who doesn’t love a good thumbprint made up of tiny text?
3. The Bug
Book by Ellen Ullman
Cover by Jamie Keenan
Is the bug my computer? Is the bug my keyboard? Is the bug some sort of symbol? Only Ellen Ullman knows.
Book by Chuck Klosterman
Cover by Paul Sahre
Every time I hear “sex” and “drugs” I immediately think of a popular breakfast cereal targeted for children. Oh, is that just me?
Book by Patrick Mcgrath
Cover by Peter Mendelsund
Red background= blood= trauma= accurate book title.
6. Devil in the Details *
Book by Jennifer Traig
Cover by Kelly Blair
This cover is just mesmerizing.
Book by David Sedaris
Cover by Chip Kidd
I can’t express how much I love David Sedaris.
Book by Miranda July
Cover by John Fulbrook III
Such a simple design. Sometimes I just like clean and simple books.
Book by John Dufresne
Cover by John Fulbrook III
This book cover is wicked awesome because how many times have I sat in class and rearranged my sentences? The answer is a lot.
10. Jane Eyre ****
Book by Charlotte Bronte
Cover by Megan Wilson
I don’t know why, but I have always loved a good silhouette.
11. American Nerd *****
Book by Benjamin Nugent
Cover by Jason J. Heuer
I wear glasses! I am American! I have also been called a nerd a lot, so this book appeals to me on many levels.
*Once when I was bored on a SEVEN hour flight from France to America, a friend let me borrow this. I got almost half way through, and it was very entertaining. I really recommend it. (Also, I just realized that may sound like it took me seven hours to read half a book. It didn’t. I borrowed it towards the end of the flight. Just clearing that up…)
**I’ve read two other books by David Sedaris and I must say he is one of the most entertaining authors out there. I really can’t say anything bad about him. If asked, I would tell you to put his books on the top of your list. His books are comprised of short stories (ranging from as little as four to fourteen or more pages) about his life. They are sometimes crude, sometimes sad, always hilarious at some point and always, always, always extremely entertaining. Expect a full review of this guy soon.
***I knew about this book from previously stumbling upon the author’s lovely blog. When you get a chance you should check it out.
****I know this was supposed to be primarily about books I have never heard before, and I know Jane Eyre is a classic, but I haven’t read it yet so I am counting it. Also, even if I had read it, this has got to be one of my favorite covers for some unkown reason. I really, really like it.