How to Judge a Book By Its Cover
June 17, 2010
Has this ever happened to you? You walk in to the library, see all the rows of books and you are overwhelmed by the amount of books you will have to look through to find the one you want. Here’s some information that might just help you narrow down your choices very quickly. I recently read an article in Public Libraries magazine by Liz McLaine. She shared something that caught my eye.
Her article claims that mystery or suspense books often have red or black covers. Pastel book covers indicate the book is lighthearted or chick lit. Covers that are red, white, and blue or that have flags on them are more than likely spy or espionage thrillers. Books that are science fiction or fantasy, almost always have a creature of some kind on them.
This got me to thinking and here are some of my own observations. Vampire or paranormal books are usually black or silver. Many times books with flowers on the cover are romances. Covers with attractive young girls dressed in really beautiful 17th or 18th century dresses are usually are retelling of a fairytale written for teens.
So there you have it, a really simple way to help you choose your next books just by browsing the stacks looking at a book’s coverTags: Books