Cover Love: part 59 – Swimming

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 59th installment of ‘Cover Love‘, I’d like to show you books that feature swimming and swimmers on their covers. I chose this topic because swimming is one of my favourite summer activities.

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.
This entry was posted in Cover Love series, Dustjackets and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

15 Responses to Cover Love: part 59 – Swimming

  1. Pingback: Bookish (and not so bookish) Thoughts | booksaremyfavouriteandbest

  2. Kate W says:

    A great collection! I’m always drawn to covers that feature swimming/ pools/ the sea. I did a post about swimming related books that I wanted to read ages ago – – I think you captured most of them with watery covers. I did read one recently that I picked on the basis of the cover alone – The Last Wave by Gillian Best – but unfortunately it was a bit of a disappointment.


  3. Pingback: Links I’ve Enjoyed this Week – 05/08/18 – Secret Library Book Blog

  4. carhicks says:

    All those books with swimming on them and I have only read three of them. I think What Alice Forgot is not quite swimming, but their feet on in the water. 🙂😉 I love swimming and think I will head out soon to get in my pool. There were a few that I might check out, I will have to see what my plans are for reading this month. Once again, awesome post.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. These are gorgeous and there’s something about them that pulls you in.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Norrie says:

    Awesome covers! I just want to be in a pool right now 😀

    The cover for The Girlfriend and Last Mrs. Parrish look like a part of a set 😀


    • Well spotted Norrie! I’ve been doing a lot of swimming this summer in the ocean. The water temperature in the Northumberland Strait is hovering around 20 Celsius or 68 Fahrenheit. I love spending time at the cottage as it provides me the opportunity to swim a couple times per day.

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Wonderful covers! I was gripped by The Girlfriend and have The Cliff House on my tbr.


  8. I really enjoyed Alys Always – never realised there were so many swimming covers!


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s