Cover Love: part 94 – Hair

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. What is so appealing about ‘hair’ on a book cover? Why is it chosen so frequently? You be the judge.

Things to note!

Three of these covers use the same photo!

I found 57 covers featuring hair!
14 blondes
17 redheads
13 dark brunettes
12 light brunettes
1 pink

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 93 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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9 Responses to Cover Love: part 94 – Hair

  1. Carla says:

    I absolutely love this post. I never would have thought of all that hair being showcased on covers.I find it interesting that red hair is on the most covers, I thought it would have been blonde. I have actually read several of these. Both Charlie Donlea books, Chevy Stevens Always Watching and the other on my TBR, While you Sleep and Night Road. I have others on my TBR. There are a couple I will be adding to the evergrowing TBR, such as Genuine Fraud.


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  3. Kelly says:

    Wow that’s a lot of hair 😂 As it so happens I am currently reading another hair book: The Recovery of Rose Gold by Stephanie Wrobel. Only the UK version though, the US / CAN version (Darling Rose Gold) doesn’t have any hair.

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  4. Jennifer says:

    Love the list! Queenie comes to mind as a cover with great use of hair as well, I love that one 😍

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  5. Wow 55 covers!! I loved Genuine Fraud Lynne, a very unique read!


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