Cover Love: Part 8 – Lighthouses

I find myself attracted to certain kinds of covers.  Covers are, after all, the way the publisher ‘hooks’ the reader into choosing one book over countless others.

In this, my eighth installment of ‘Cover Love‘, I’d like to show you nineteen books from my Goodreads lists that feature lighthouses on their covers.
Some I’ve already read, some are on my ‘to read’ list.

‘Books are lighthouses erected in the great sea of time’ ~                                                                        James Russell Lowell

Having a lighthouse on the cover is a great ‘hook’ for a fiction book.
Lighthouses evoke mystique.
Their history is inherent.
They save us in bad weather.
(just like books! LOL)

I was brought up just 26 km from the lighthouse on my blog header so they have always been special to me.

Just click on the cover to read the

book’s synopsis from


You might just find your next favorite book!


blue lightning

blackwater lightshipthe-night-markthe-bones-beneaththe-secret-hour

for Renata

edge of the earthtroubled-waters

keeper of the light

dead in the water

virtue falls

light between oceansthe-darkest-room

misery bay

winter sea

this must be the place

ice twins

secrets of the lighthouse

stormy cove


plum island

long weekend

by book or by crook

Stay tuned for Cover Love: Part 9 – Umbrellas

or… visit the other installments of

Cover Love

About Fictionophile

Fiction reviewer ; Goodreads librarian. Retired library cataloger - more time to read! Loves books, gardening, and red wine. I have been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I review titles offered by Edelweiss, and participate in blog tours with TLC Book Tours.
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16 Responses to Cover Love: Part 8 – Lighthouses

  1. carhicks says:

    I shouldn’t have looked. You know they say that a book lover spends just as much time reading about books as reading books. I will spend a lot of time tomorrow checking out some of these books. I have only read two of these, the Eva Gates one and The Light Keeper’s Daughter, so lots to look at. Great post as usual Lynne.

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  2. nickimags says:

    Wonderful! Does it take you a long time to do these posts?


    • Fictionophile says:

      Yes, I confess. It takes me a ridiculously long time to gather the covers. A lot of reading of blogs, browsing on Pinterest and Goodreads, etc.


  3. Totally agree, I’m fascinated by them too. I loved Keeper of the Light and just today picked up To the Lighthouse by Virgina Wolfe. Something about the setting just keeps reeling me in.


  4. madbooklove says:

    There is something universally appealing about lighthouses, isn’t there? Have you read any of the Eva Gates series (your last cover)? I’ve read the first two and have the third, but haven’t gotten to it yet. 🙂


    • Fictionophile says:

      No, I haven’t yet read any of the Eva Gates series. It is on my very lengthy TBR. Glad to hear you are enjoying it.


  5. Amazing! Ah, I’m literally just about to e-mail you about a few of my books, and one of those has a lighthouse on it – my poetry collection, ‘Eyes Like Lighthouses When the Boats Come Home’. It’s a sign! 😀 Now I’m going to have to read a bunch of these as well – don’t think I own any other books with a lighthouse on the cover!


  6. Christine says:

    I just love this Covers Series you are doing, Lynne.


  7. Jasmine says:

    That’s a big collections of books with lighthouses 🙂


  8. Catherine Townsend-Lyon, Author says:

    Wonderful share! I am a lighthouse collector. I love all things lighthouse! Funny I should come visit your blog today as it has been a while since my last visit. My third book actually is a stab at fiction for me as a writer and this book is about a woman who takes a “Lighthouse Keepers” position on the North Oregon Coast, trying to work out her past demons from addiction into recovery and searching for peace and serenity in life.

    So this was helpful to know that having a lighthouse on your book cover is a “hook” to grab readers attention. “-)

    Author & Recovery Columnist,
    Catherine Lyon 🙂


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