I walk into a bookstore.....thousands of books are on display, each one vying for my attention. Pick me! Pick me! My eyes move over the covers, scanning the titles but searching for that "something special" that speaks to me. Some covers are predominantly typography, so I walk past them....then, there it is! That exquisite cover that makes me walk over, pick up that book and run my hand over the cover, and turn it over to read the blurb.
Now I know enough from experience that an appealing cover does not guarantee a good read (and likewise, a plain cover can have a terrific story tucked inside), but it sure does get the book in my hands! Looking through the books that I added to my personal library this year, there are several books that I thought had fabulous cover art, and it appears that many 2010 releases will be even more stunning!
(Note: These books may not all have been released in 2009; they were added to my library in 2009). Here they are, in no particular order:
These new editions of Daphne du Maurier's classics are just gorgeous! I want to sail away with a pirate on that ship!
This is my favorite cover, but unfortunately, the artwork was better than the plot.
Simply stunning! More people remarked about this cover when I reviewed the book.
Say yes to the dress!
Vampire debutante meets Victoria's Secret...really cool cover!
Who wouldn't want to curl up with this book by a roaring fire with a cup of tea?
Could be a Vogue cover it's so lovely!
I love, love, love all the new editions of Georgette Heyers classics!
Can't wait to see what's in store for 2010!