Cover Love: part 87 – Cameras

In my 87th installment of ‘Cover Love‘, I thought I’d do a post about cameras on book covers. Cameras have evolved drastically over the years. The older cameras evoke a feeling of nostalgia. Back then people used film, which then had to be developed, sometimes an expensive endeavor. Also, once the prints were developed, there was no guarantee that it was a good shot. Then, of course, if it was an indoor photo, you had to make sure you had some flash bulbs.

We are so spoiled in this digital age when it comes to cameras. We take thousands of photos. If it isn’t a good shot, then we just delete it and try again.  Smart phones have assured that we almost always have access to a camera, so many more everyday moments are captured than in times past. Then, about the only time you carried a camera was if it was a special occasion, or if you were travelling.

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 86 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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26 Responses to Cover Love: part 87 – Cameras

  1. carhicks says:

    I love how you always come up with such interesting subjects Lynne. I never would have thought of this. My daughter still uses her camera, she loves it. Interesting that A Quiet Life & The House of Dreams are almost identical covers. I have not read any of these, but will be checking them out and probably adding one or two to my already towering TBR.

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  3. I haven’t read any of these and actually I can’t even think of a book I have read that includes a camera on the cover. I guess I should pick one of these up. It really does make a pretty compelling visual.

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  4. Kelly says:

    I’ve read and loved Disclaimer! Great selection!

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  5. eLPy says:

    Not the least bit familiar with any of those books but I did follow the links to a couple: Eight Girls Taking Pictures & Not the Only Sky. Both of which I added to my TBR. Thanks for that!

    Interesting how they’re mostly “older” cameras. Newer ones don’t hold quite the artistic appeal, nor the emotional I’d say. I often wonder about the fact that everyone has a camera all the time. Will we miss out on life always being behind the lens? Will we value good images less because they’re so easy now and everyone is taking and sharing them? Do we focus less when the photos are attached to social media, attached to our phones and all our apps?

    Thanks for provoking thoughts!!! 🙂 I do enjoy these posts of yours.


  6. Love these covers Lynne! I have another one you can add, Sweet Caress by William Boyd, which is sitting on my shelves unread!

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  7. I keep thinking one day you’ll have a topic that I know of a cover that you missed. But no… The Race for Paris is here! Wait… have you done one with a duck press? I only know one book with one of those.

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  8. Joanne says:

    Was going to suggest The Woman in the Photograph by Stephanie Butland but when I looked, realised it doesn’t have a camera on it. Or at least, my version doesn’t.

    Did you notice the cover for books one and eight uses the same image but changes the colour of the coat?

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  9. I tip my hat to you. And my camera:
    🎩 📷

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  10. Carol says:

    I’ve read Learning to See! 👍😍


  11. alexandrited says:

    Actually, I haven’t read any of these, but I love that you pulled all these together. I am an amateur photographer and just love cameras (I have a few…ahem…a bunch). Great post!


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