Wednesday’s Word = Secret (Cover Love redux)

This is a new spin on my Cover Love posts. Although I still plan to continue my Cover Love series, I just thought it would be sort of fun to concentrate on title words for a change – instead of pictures.  Most readers will acknowledge that some words reappear time and time again in titles.  Often these words are associated with a particular genre.  Case in point: “The girl on the train” and “Gone girl” spawned countless thriller titles with the word ‘girl’ in the title.

This week I’ve chosen the word “SECRET“.  I know there are countless books with the word secret in the title, but I’m featuring 20 titles that appeal to me personally, as a way of sharing my book love. Some of these titles I’ve read, the rest are on my TBR.

(I’ve limited myself to 20 titles as I tend to get carried away. LOL )

Just click on the cover to read the book’s synopsis from Goodreads.
You might just find your next favorite book!

Secrets, as a subject in fiction have always held appeal for me personally. Ever since reading “The secret garden” as a child.

Are you tempted by any of these covers?

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

Please let me know in the comments.

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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17 Responses to Wednesday’s Word = Secret (Cover Love redux)

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  3. carhicks says:

    I have read several of the ones in this list, but there are also some I need to check out and possibly add to my TBR such as The Cottingly Secret and The Secret Wife. I love these posts, but they always add to my TBR.


  4. I have read The Secret Life of Bees and The Secret Daughter and really enjoyed both

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  5. I usually shy away from books with ‘secrets’, but I would have picked up The Secret Life of Bees on the basis of that cover alone – if I hadn’t already read and loved it.

    I’ve also read The Secret River and rated it highly.

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  6. skyecaitlin says:

    They ALL look great!

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  7. Ann Marie says:

    Great post! They all appeal to me.

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  8. “Every Single Secret” 😍

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  9. James McEwan says:

    I am always advised, in my endeavours as a writer, that a book cover should grip the readers’ attention at a glance. Surely, this really depends on what the reader is looking for.
    I think a book title with ‘Secret’ indicates a wide variety of subjects – psychological or crime thriller to romance. Therefore, the picture must confirm in a visual glance what genre the book is. (just my opinion or else I browse on).
    Kate Morton’s – The Secret Keeper with its country scene – says cozy crime to me. Turns out it is a crime with a bit of romance thrown in, but perhaps not so cozy.

    The Baker’s Secret – too vague for me, perhaps a story of illicit affairs – turns out to be set in WW2.

    Paul Gill – The Secret Wife – Yep, there is a romantic feel about the picture – Yes Romance.

    Jefrey Archer -Best kept Secret. Well does it really need a title? – the author’s name is the brand.

    Kathryn Hughes – The Secret – My first impression was ‘romance, love letters and a rose. I was wrong of course.
    The others I put down to psychological thrillers.

    Hazel Gaynor – The Cottingley Secret. I would never have said fairy tales.

    Just on the cover alone I would buy Alex Marwood -The Darkest Secret, the coverit is spot to it’s genre.

    Just some of my wild thoughts on book covers.

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  10. I adored The Secret Wife by Gill Paul and for some reason it’s my most viewed review ever. Even now, nearly two years later, it gets viewed several times everyday and is the most viewed this year so far again. Mysterious!

    Having just come back from holiday in France, I’m really attracted to The Baker’s Secret and am away to investigate that one.

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  11. I loved The Cottingley Secret, and I have The Secret Wife to read as part of my 20 Books of Summer list.

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