Cover Love: part 86 – Telephones

In my 86th installment of ‘Cover Love‘, I thought I’d do a post about telephones on book covers. Telephones have evolved drastically over the years. The older phones evoke a feeling of nostalgia. Back then, telephones were the only fast method of communicating with another person – unlike today with the internet, social media, texting, etc.

Due to my ‘ancient’ age, I can remember many of the different permutations of the phone. When I was VERY small, we lived in a rural area and had an old wooden phone with a party line.  Then as I started school, we had one of those rotary dial wall phones with long curly cord. When I went out with my friends, my mother always made sure I had a dime in my penny loafers so that if I needed to, I could call home on a pay phone. When I was a teenager,  I had what they used to call a ‘princess’ phone with push buttons. Now, I along with millions of others, have a ‘smart’ phone with instant access to the internet, which takes photos, etc.

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!

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 85 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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10 Responses to Cover Love: part 86 – Telephones

  1. carhicks says:

    I have not read any of these books, I think this is a first. There are several I have heard of and some I even have on my TBR, but haven’t read. You continue to amaze me with the Cover Love series Lynne.

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  2. I just finished reading and reviewing “The Operator” – glad it made your list!


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  4. liliannemilgrom says:

    I love the covers you have collected featuring phones – the range underscores the infinite imagery designers can come up with using one main element. I am currently in the throes of deciding on my novel’s final cover. I keep second guessing myself!!

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  5. Some of these covers are really clever! I’m tempted by most of them 😉

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  6. Another awesome post!!
    I hope you are having a great weekend, Lynne! 🙂

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  7. Great job once again.

    I’ve read the Agatha Christie book whose cover you show. It’s a real good mystery.

    Bye till next time, Lynne.

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  8. Kelly says:

    I had no idea so many covers feature phones 😄 I love The Good Samaritan by John Marrs.

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