Cover Love: part 56 – Dolls

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 56th installment of ‘Cover Love‘, I’d like to show you books that feature dolls on their covers. And in case you didn’t know, dolls are not just for children anymore…

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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21 Responses to Cover Love: part 56 – Dolls

  1. Creepy indeed. Noticed that The Toymaker and Suffer the Children are actually the same image. Loving this series as always.

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  3. carhicks says:

    I am in agreement with everyone else, these dolls are really creepy. Most of them are porcelein dolls with cracks which makes them look worse. I have only read one and that is The Doll’s House, however I think I have one other on my TBR, but am not positive. I think these are right up there with creepy clown covers.

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  4. bibliobeth says:

    Some of these dolls are so creepy! 😱 I do love the one that’s showing its bum though. 😂


  5. Jennie Ensor says:

    So interesting and v creepy – and all except possibly one are female dolls, for some reason. Guess an Action Man on the cover wouldn’t have quite the same impact!

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  6. Carrie says:

    When you put them all together like that it’s seriously disturbing, even I’m a bit freaked out and I’m not one to freak out. LOL

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  7. Creeptastic! It’s the porcelain ones that really get ya.
    x The Captain

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  8. Vera says:

    I don’t know why but dolls really creep me out. I watched too many horrors during my teen years I think! Clowns tend to have that effect on me too, I stayed recently at a Airbnb place decorated with clowns and I did not sleep very well… 😂
    Those are some seriously disturbing covers! 👌


  9. Holly B / Dressedtoread says:

    Those have to be some of the creepiest covers I’ve seen! Who would have guessed “dolls”? I actually love dolls and have collected them since I was a child, but not the creepy version. lol

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  10. Sandra says:

    As soon as I saw the subject for this instalment, I thought: ‘creepy’ 😀 I was never a fan of dolls as a child and on book covers I associate them with scary, sinister themes. Most of the covers here suggest that I’m right 🙂 (S shivers despite it being warm and sunny outside!)

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  11. I’ve come to the conclusion that all dolls are creepy!
    I didn’t spot ‘Sarah’ on your list by JT.LeRoy ?
    i was a big fan of ‘The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things’ so read Sarah afterwards.

    Great post as always I really enjoy these Cover Love ones 🙂

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  12. If you want to have a creepy cover, you should definitely put a doll on it! I haven’t read any of these but they all seem chilling. The only one that didn’t totally creep me out was Cutting Teeth 🙂

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  13. juliapalooza says:

    I love these posts, Lynne, but this one has creeped me out big time!! x

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