Cover Love: part 52 – Clocks

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 52nd installment of ‘Cover Love‘, I’d like to show you books that feature clocks/timepieces on their covers. Since we ‘sprang ahead‘ to daylight saving time this month, the topic seemed timely.

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?

Have you read one of these titles and absolutely LOVED it?

Please let me know in the comments.

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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29 Responses to Cover Love: part 52 – Clocks

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  2. carhicks says:

    Some great covers. The only one I have read is the Mitch Albom one. Of course I did read Nancy Drew, The Secret of the Old Clock years ago, but that is not on the list and I don’t know how to post an image in a reply.

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  3. So many clocks! Never realized it before! Fun post!

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  4. Holly B / Dressedtoread says:

    Who knew there were so many clock covers! love these…I recently finished How To Stop Time (but no clock on the cover)!

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  5. These are great covers! I especially love the designs for Black Rabbit Hall, The Watchmaker of Filigree Street, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. I always enjoy your Cover Love series!

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  6. Great collection of clock books! I read The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells a few years ago and thought it was very good. Many of these titles jump out to me – I think as readers we want to know all things about time, past and present – it’s a natural interest. Thanks for sharing and happy reading!

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  7. What a gorgeous collection of covers once I didn’t realise there were so many with clocks on! I loved Black Rabbit Hall but haven’t read any of the others.

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  8. Martie says:

    That is a lot of clocks. How did you find them all?

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  9. Another common theme I never noticed until now. I do like a lot of those – the cover for I Stopped Time especially.

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  10. The Avid Reader says:

    ‘The Watchmaker’s Daughter’ has an intriguing, magical cover. I would be interested to read this.

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  11. I love every one of those covers. I must check out the Follett one… one of my faves, but haven’t read this yet

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  12. ⏱⏰⏲🕰 !!

    Take care —

    Neil S.

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  13. Sandra says:

    I know we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but this collection seems to cover a wider range of genres than many in your great series. I’ve often scrolled through the covers sensing that most of the books are thrillers, romance etc. which is to be expected with some cover images. But ‘clocks’ seems to spread across all manner of tales! Always interesting, Lynne!

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  14. yvonnembee says:

    Some great covers and quite a few that look like great reads xx

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  15. ’50 Hours’ tempted me to take a look…

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