The covers of novels entice the reader to enter a different world. Covers are, after all, the way the publisher ‘hooks’ the reader into choosing one book over countless others.
In this, my twenty-first installment of ‘Cover Love‘, I’d like to show you books that feature frames on their covers.
Some I’ve already read, some are on my ‘to read’ list,
and some I chose only for their covers.
Some, perhaps, will now be on your TBR!
The covers displaying frames cover many genres of fiction: historical fiction, literary fiction, suspense, women’s fiction, mystery, romance, etc.
Just click on the cover to read the book’s synopsis from Goodreads.
You might just find your next favorite book!
Stay tuned for Cover Love Part 22:
“Water on glass”
or… revisit any of the first twenty installments of Cover Love – some of which I’ve updated recently
This is fascinating! I’ve scrolled through, looking at the covers and forming an impression from the illustrative aspect, the title, the author and the strapline where I could read it – without clicking through to any reviews. (Yet!) There are 35 covers I think. 7 appeal to me immediately: these are the ones I’d pick up and look at in a library or bookshop. There are 4 others that I’d probably browse through. So the majority I’d let pass (though they may be great reads).
If I’m buying/browsing online I go straight to the blurb and the reviews. In a library, and often in a shop, it’s the spines on show, so it’s the author and the title that grab me. Rarely do I get the chance to literally judge a book by its cover! Some of these are beautiful: The Mistress of Spices and Where a Peach Tree Meets Sweet Auburn really stand out for me.
(Hope you’re enjoying your holiday.)
I loved the cover for The Roanoke Girls and really enjoyed the book. It seems to be a total hit or miss with many due to the nature of the content. But loved her writing 🙂
I hope to read it. It is already on my TBR. Thanks for your comment.
I just received a copy of the paperback of Lionel Shriver’s The Mandibles today and guess what? It has a frame on the cover! I don’t know how to put an image in the comments unfortunately.
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Thanks so much. I will add that one when I get home. I’m on holiday in South Carolina now.
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Ooh, love these covers! I have to tell you that your cover features are my very favorite blog “thing” of all the blogs I follow, Lynne. Keep ’em coming!!
Awww…. thanks Christine. 😊
My favorite is Lighthouses.
Thanks, Lynne; some of these sound like wonderful reads for different reasons. I adore the Cover Love series.
Thanks for your kind words Skye.