Cover Love: part 84 – Typewriters

In my 84th installment of ‘Cover Love‘, I thought I’d do a post about typewriters on book covers. Although now an antiquated way to compose prose, the typewriter was for many years THE way to write letters, books, and any other important documents.

Though not all of these are mysteries, I realized while composing this post that there are a LOT of mysteries included here. Perhaps as a subliminal salute to the ‘golden age’ of mystery/Agatha Christie, et. al?

I’m of the vintage that learned to type on a typewriter. One of those old heavy black Remington models. Manual, no easy electric typewriters for me. LOL

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.

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 83 installments of Cover Love, many of which have been updated since they were first published.

I couldn’t resist adding a quote from one of my favourite authors.

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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24 Responses to Cover Love: part 84 – Typewriters

  1. carhicks says:

    I have heard of very few of these books, which surprised me. Of course I have read Misery (years ago) but that is the only one.

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  2. nsfordwriter says:

    I love the look of typewriters 🙂
    I’ve only used a typewriter once – and when I made a mistake, I looked for the delete button… doh.

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  3. parkermccoy says:

    These are some great covers, the Stephen King Misery cover stands out over all the rest. I love the movie and the book but I’ve never seen that cover before. I think I need to buy that edition. Haha. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Billy Binns is one of my absolute favourite reads of this year. I’m going to be starting Mrs P’s Secrets very soon.

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  5. I’m tempted by just about every one of these covers. Sadly, I haven’t read any of them – yet. Something to remedy!


  6. Another great Cover Love post! :)<3


  7. Hi Here’s another one (a collection of short stories by Tom Hanks):

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  8. I love typewriters – I’ve got two!


  9. I’ve always loved that Garp cover!

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  10. thequietgeordie says:

    So many books to add to my TBR!

    Liked by 1 person

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