Cover Love: part 41 – Empty shoes

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 forty-first installment of ‘Cover Love‘, I’d like to show you books that feature empty shoes on their covers.

A good idea for a cover that suits many different genres of fiction.  A discarded empty shoe can be ominous – with something tragic having befell the owner, or it can be comfortable, when the owner just came home from a long day’s work etc.I was surprised by just how many of the following were red pumps!

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!

 Are you tempted by any of these covers?

If you have a few minutes visit 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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15 Responses to Cover Love: part 41 – Empty shoes

  1. skyecaitlin says:

    Thanks, Lynne, some of these look amazing.


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  3. annelogan17 says:

    Years and Years and Years ago I read a book called ‘sex after baby’ for a school project (don’t ask) and it also featured red pumps-go figure!

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  4. carhicks says:

    I love this series. I had to find a book with shoes on the cover for a challenge a while ago, I had a tough time, yet you have so many here and several look so good.

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  5. notesofabookdragon says:

    I love these posts. It creates such a weird feeling! Like, what’s wrong with people publishing so many books with just shoes on cover! 😀


  6. Another wonderful edition to the series. I spy lots of red stilettos. 😉


  7. Christine says:

    Ooh, lots of intriguing covers here. I might have to give the prize to Blue Monday. The only one I’ve read is Illegal Gardener, which was pretty good.

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    • Thanks Christine. I’ve read both of Rachel Joyce’s novels (Harold Fry & Queenie Hennessey) as well as “The goldfish bowl”, “A sleeping life”, and “Blue Monday”. I find it interesting that ’empty shoes’ can represent so many different genres of fiction.


  8. Hi
    I tip my hat once again.
    Real good job!

    Neil S.


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