What makes a reader choose one book over countless others?
Depite the age old advice to never judge a book by it’s cover, many of us continue to do so. Dustjackets catch the eye, then they entice us to enter a different world.
In this, my thirteenth installment of ‘Cover Love‘, I’d like to show you books that have similar, and sometimes identical covers!
Some, perhaps, will now be on your TBR!
I once thought that books had to be individual. I naively thought that book covers were unique to each book. At one time I also thought a book’s title had to be unique. What a fool I was. I remember from my job as a library cataloguer that there were over sixty titles in our database with the title “Betrayal”!
In this post I will show you covers that are either identical to, or show similarities to others by different authors. I am NOT planning to read all of these titles. I choose them solely on the basis of their covers.
I did not include links to the synopsis from Goodreads.
If you see something you like, don’t hesitate to check it out on Goodreads to learn more.
You might just find your next favorite book!
I’ll start with the identical covers
identical pictures with lighting and perspective adjustments
identical picture – just the lighting has changed
same photo with just a few enhancements
same picture and both have the word ‘playing’ in the title
same shattered rose
identical crows on tree limbs with aqua background
identical view with different girl
floured hands holding dough hearts
identical photo with minor Photoshop adjustments
same woman peeking through window blinds
same photo of women put on different backgrounds digitally
same old derelict building in all SEVEN covers
same photo of child sitting on a suitcase with teddy
same bird nest in cupped hands
bloodied white tulip on red background
identical steps and railings with some minor digital editing
same photo with sweater color photo-shopped
same silhouette in archway
same photo (dress, camera, gloves) with some digital editing as to color, camera strap etc.
woman holding same books – same cuff on dress sleeve
same stone angels against a cinder block wall with some minor digital editing
identical houses behind identical watery window
same face with eye color changed digitally
sneakers with full body reflection
same photo of girls with digitally changed backgrounds and suitcase edited out
Now I’ll show you some that are not identical, but have striking similarities…
marionettes on yellow background
woman dressed in red reflected on blue background
cupped hands holding baby booties with similar background color
adult with toddler on same stairs
typewriters with long paper on similar background color with man’s first and last name
hand printed title on similar background color
black silhouette heads with similar background color
silhouette in window with aqua backdrop
decrepit doors with padlocks
black silhouette heads with white between
woman in white standing in front of teal door
lone figure walking through forest in fog
white note on aqua watery background
similar shaped houses
same house peak and gingerbread against different sky
shadowy outline of men in fedora hats
bare tree branches with white background
black cover with circle near center
women from behind with long flowing hair – word ‘sea’ in the title
lone figure in a hollow made by trees
blue butterfly wings
similar titles – similar colors used
brick buildings from similar angle
posy of dead pink roses
figure in red on road at night – both have ‘lost’ in title
bells to ring for servants on off-white background
women in flowing gowns standing in front of ornate windows
corners of house tops with similar colors used
silhouettes with similar hairstyles
eyes peering through venetian blinds
empty swings in autumn
young woman walking away in dark alleyway
red covers – trees on each side
single figure on foggy day – police tape in foreground
lit streetlight on left – blue cover
young women in a similar position underwater
woman in red walking on rural road toward house
similar looking trees
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