Cover Love: part 79 – Tied up (with string or ribbons)

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 79th installment of ‘Cover Love‘-in light of the fact that my province is due to endure Hurricane Dorian tomorrow, I thought I’d do a post about things tied up/down with string or ribbons.  We’ve battened down the hatches. Now we’re just hoping for no property damage and/or prolonged power cuts….

These titles encompass a wide variety of genres.  Enjoy!

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.

And don’t forget to check out any of the other previous 78 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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32 Responses to Cover Love: part 79 – Tied up (with string or ribbons)

  1. carhicks says:

    I love how you come up with these posts Lynne. I never would have thought there would have been so many, but as I scrolled through I know I have heard of several of them and actually read The Last Lecture. As I was reading the responses, I just remembered that you are in Nova Scotia. How did you and the family fare with Dorian? I hope you are all okay and that you did not suffer too badly. I know there was a lot of issues with power, did that affect you?

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  2. Kim Rogers says:

    As always a brilliant post! I just am not observant apparently! I never notice these things. Loved it!

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  3. eLPy says:

    Oh & I hope you’re safe and make it through Dorian well! My prayers are with you all


  4. eLPy says:

    Great post! First of your series of these I’ve read, I did enjoy it. I wasn’t “in love” with any of these covers but along with their titles you did put me on or rather added some to my TBR. The String Diaries, The Last Bookaneer, and the Red Thread. The Black Painting was creepy…maybe I’ll read the info after all


  5. I don’t recognise any of these except possibly The Gift.


  6. Carol says:

    I love the theme you have going with the covers being tied with a ribbon or twine! I didn’t realize there were so many! I like the vibe……maybe “special” or “treasured” and some definitely “secure.”
    I hope the storm doesn’t cause any problems for you or your community, Lynne.
    And…are you feeling comfortable and steadily gaining strength after your surgery?


  7. I am also very guilty of choosing a book after loving the cover 😀 Terrific post!!
    Stay safe!! ❤


  8. Christine says:

    Nice list! How about Last Christmas in Paris? I loved that book—told in letters.


  9. Hi. You’ve done it again!
    I don’t know how you keep coming up with these themes. Good job.


  10. I read The Last Dickens several years ago and thought it was terrific. I also enjoyed The Observations although that suffered from inflated expectations after her Gillespie and I.

    Yes, our hatches are all battened down in readiness for Dorian.


  11. Lorilin says:

    I think you’re right about the book covers. They really do make a huge first impression. I’m definitely guilty of reading a book based solely on the cover. 😆


    • Lorilin I am SO guilty of choosing books this way. I would say that this practice pays off about 85% of the time. Of course I also read the blurbs – but the cover is what entices me to read the blurb in the first place.

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  12. nen & jen says:

    What a great post idea. I hope you’re all okay after Dorian! ❤ The only book I've read from this list is The Gift by Cecilia Ahern. I enjoyed it 🙂 Great list!


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