Cover Love: part 77 – Barns

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 77th installment of ‘Cover Love‘, I’d like to show you books that have barns on their covers.

One might assume that books with barns on the cover would be pastoral fiction, but there are several genres included here.  You’ll find mysteries, women’s fiction, horror, literary fiction, thrillers, and historical fiction.   Enjoy!

Some, perhaps, will now be on your TBR!

Just click on the cover to read the book’s synopsis from Goodreads.This last book, “The Auctioneer” by Joan Samson, is a book I read many, many, years ago. It remains in my memory as one of the most chilling books I’ve ever read.  It would be a perfect October read.

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.

And don’t forget to check out any of the other previous 76 installments of Cover Love, many of which have been updated since they were first published.

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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15 Responses to Cover Love: part 77 – Barns

  1. carhicks says:

    Of course, once I started scrolling through this post I thought of others. Lots of cozies have barns on the cover so I was happy to see one. I have read a few of these, but there are more that I will be checking out. I read Edgar Sawtelle several years ago, Sworn to Silence and I love that series, I loved The Life We Bury and enjoyed long ago Of Mice and Men.

    On my TBR is An Eye for an Eye, Salt and Fatal Fiction. I will probably be adding a couple more though. Another great addition to Cover Love.


  2. stargazer says:

    I am generally impressed with how many covers you manage to find with a specific theme 🙂 . The only one I have read from the above is Of Mice and Men, which I absolutely loved!

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  3. This is such a great installment— love it. And The Auctioneer has been on my TBR pile for ages.


  4. Hi. My favorite cover is the one for Eight Keys. The only one of the books that I’ve read is the Steinbeck novel. Bye till next time.



  5. mhmcneill says:

    You have me intrigued with the last one. The only one on your list that I’ve read is “Dwelling Places.”

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  6. I love barns as well, and several covers appeal to me – but The Clothesline clinched it. Because of, well, the clothesline. 😉

    I read Edgar Sawtelle a few years ago. It was excellent.

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  7. Carol says:

    I’m a country girl at heart and love a great barn cover! 👍😍

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Who knew that barns were so popular?! I’ll be seeing them everywhere now.

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