Cover Love: part 36 – Benches

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 my thirty-sixth installment of ‘Cover Love‘, I’d like to show you books that feature benches on their covers.

If every public bench could absorb the thoughts of all the people who have sat on them…

what a story they could tell!

Some of the following books 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!

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 37:

or… revisit any of the previous installments of

Cover Love – some of which I’ve updated recently

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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29 Responses to Cover Love: part 36 – Benches

  1. gregjolley says:

    Well done! You raised the “common” park bench to an interesting and important metaphor, once again opening my eyes. This is another fine article (I hate the word “blog”). Thank you the great research and thoughts.
    Greg Jolley – The Danser Novels


  2. I hadn’t thought about benches on book covers before, but they do seem to be a popular theme! Thanks for the food for thought!


  3. What is this connection that we have with benches? I feel it myself, but can’t explain it.


  4. luvtoread says:

    Love these covers! And funny thing – I’ve read 3 of these titles, and all three of the books were book club reads for me! (One Good Dog, The School of Essential Ingredients, & Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer) My book club must have a thing for books with benches on the cover 🙂

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  5. Holly B / Dressedtoread says:

    I haven’t read any of these, but I do love the bench covers. And so many different genres! I see a few I’d like to check out! Great Post!

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  6. I always love your cover love posts and this one is sooooo beautiful!!

    Great job Lynne!!


  7. Christine says:

    Oh, I just love these, Lynne! Some of these are so enticing. I’m going to have fun checking out the blurbs!

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  8. rashthedoctor says:

    Yes! Defending Jacob made the list , really Loved that book 🙂

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  9. eliaferry says:

    haha love the idea of the Cover Love series! genius

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  10. Allie P. says:

    Have I mentioned how much I love this series? Particularly this installment. I’ve discovered I love photographs of benches. I love how a change in light or quality of upkeep can totally change the story that pops into your head looking at them.


  11. skyecaitlin says:

    Wonderful, as always!


  12. Morning, Lynne.

    You did a fine job again.

    One thing I noticed: on the covers that include people seated on the benches, the people are (with one exception) pictured from the rear.


  13. Thanks Nicki. Hopefully you’ll find something here to add to your TBR.


  14. I love this series! Your appreciation of cover art makes me happy 😀

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