Cover Love: part 46 – Solitary birds

They say you can never have a second chance to make a good first impression. A book’s cover does just that – gives a first impression. A good cover can make a reader pick up a book. A bad cover can leave the book at the very bottom of a dusty pile.

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-sixth installment of ‘Cover Love‘, I’d like to show you books that feature a solitary bird on their covers.

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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34 Responses to Cover Love: part 46 – Solitary birds

  1. Seriously – I could lose days going through your posts – they’re brilliant and I keep wanting to click on another set! It’s such a fascinating idea. I want to keep going – but my work is well overdue… 🙂


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  3. Hardy har har! I noticed the parrot but not the seabirds. I did scroll pretty quickly. I will have to look and them again and savour.
    x The Captain


  4. Sandra says:

    I think this may be my favourite of the season so far. So many books here that call to me! Of course, I do love birds. I wonder how I’d react to an instalment featuring cats!

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  5. Emma says:

    Not that I wouldn’t read a book with a bird on the cover but I do find them creepy.

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    • Emma did you watch too much Hitchcock as a child? LOL Seriously though, I love birds. The only time I find them creepy is when one inadvertently comes down the chimney at our cottage. It means having to remove it from our woodstove and releasing it outside. Not as easy as it sounds…


  6. carhicks says:

    Another interesting addition. I always wondered, how many of the posted books have you read?

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  7. Annie says:

    Loved these kind of posts!! Hahaha I hadn’t even realized there were so many birds and some of them I had seen! Cover designers need to exercise their imagination a bit more lol

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  8. Very nice! I love book covers with birds, especially black birds. ♥

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  9. BrizzleLass says:

    A Gathering of Ravens was one of my favourite reads last year and One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest is one of my all time favourites! Some great covers in there.

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  10. Such lovely covers! There’s something so striking about solitary birds. I’d also add The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt to the list.

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  11. Fabulous and once again I didn’t realise how many books have birds on them!

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  12. Christine says:

    Fave bird is The Anchoress. Most tempting in terms of opening the cover is Grief is the Thing With Feathers. Also really like the Joanne Harris cover. Off to check them out! Thanks, Lynne!

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  13. So many solitary birds – including two favourite authors of mine; Belinda Bauer and Elly Griffiths!

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  14. skyecaitlin says:

    Wonderful! Thanks so much.

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  15. Wow so many books have a bird on the cover! There is something about them that appeals to me. I am currently reading Sing Unburied Sing and it is really good so far!

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  16. I loved looking at all the bird books in a long scroll. Fun! Thanks matey!
    x The Captain

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