Cover love: part 49 – Lips

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-ninth installment of ‘Cover Love‘, I’d like to show you books that feature lips 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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24 Responses to Cover love: part 49 – Lips

  1. ACK! the cover with the bug on the lips gave me the shivers!


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  3. Thank you. I love the covers, and your idea for showing specific themes. I knew I should have listened to my publisher. She said, “Put pouting, red lips on your book cover.” I didn’t listen and went with a ghost on a scale, a black belt in karate, and my dog.I guess, you have to just learn from your mistakes. Thanks again, and take care.


  4. Wonderful post! I love this series and always look forward to seeing what you’ll come up with next 🙂


  5. Martie says:

    But I never pick a book by it’s cover. So what does that say about me? LOL


  6. Holly B / Dressedtoread says:

    These are tempting covers for sure. I have The Pocket Wife and read Memoirs of a Geisha (fascinating read). I know I’m attracted to certain covers and whenever I see images or titles that include …Paris, bookstores/bookshops, circus/carnival, tea/tea cups or the beach! I know these are a strange combination. Love the lips post.


  7. 👄👄💋💋

    Hi Lynne. Terrific job once again.

    Neil S.


  8. James McEwan says:

    Great covers, always make me think about what I am doing wrong.
    Just to let you know “The Scandal by Fredrik Backman” has arrived…


  9. The Avid Reader says:

    ‘Memoirs of a Geisha’ is not only one of my favourite novels, but it’s also one of my favourite book covers too! It’s so provocative.


  10. suckerforcoffe says:

    The Possession looks so good! 😍


  11. Great covers.. I couldn’t even tell you which one I like best because I love so many of them. Lips definitely make attractive covers for me!


  12. Of these covers ‘Laura’ got me to hit the link…


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