Book Covers: Judge by? Yay or Nay? ๐Ÿค“

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•

When you go to your favorite bookstore…how do you decide what goes home with you? What attracts you to a particular book? Is it the color? Artwork? Subject matter?

Or do you rely solely on the recommendations of friends/blogs/social media?

Since I don’t read “Bookclub Recommendations” ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ or books everyone is talking about, I do go by beautiful spines/covers, followed by intriguing titles.

Today I wanna show you some of the pretty ones on my bookshelf.

1. the beach street knitting society and yarn club

You can see why I picked that one up ๐Ÿ˜Š and it didn’t disappoint. It’s a wonderful story about motherhood, starting over, and friendship.

2. Music Of The Spheres is a historical novel set in the London of 1795. The war, espionage, murder, family bonds – this debut novel has it all. It’s a fascinating story, that has been described as ‘unputdownable’ ๐Ÿ™‚

3. The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane

I admit, I have not read this book yet. Reading about injustice – that is (for me) not the easiest task. And since this book is about the Salem witches and the trials…well, you can see the dilemma. ๐Ÿ˜• But I will get to it eventually, as I find the subject very intriguing, and fascinating.

4. The Painted Bridge

This is not an easy read – it’s a historical novel about a victorian lady, Anna, brought to an asylum by her new husband…he sounds like a peach, doesn’t he? ๐Ÿคจ

Anna tries to prove her sanity, but no one is willing to listen. It’s a story about betrayal, but also takes a look at the startling history of the psychiatric field, the treatment of women.

5. An Enigmatic Disappearance

The “Inspector Alvarez Mysteries” are smartly plotted, set in front of the beautiful scenery of Mallorca, and very enjoyable ‘who-dunnits’ ๐Ÿค“

6. The Thirteenth Tale

This book is from my ‘to-be-read’ pile. The cover is one of the most beautiful ones on my shelf ๐Ÿ˜ That cover, and the reviews that claim ‘Lovers of books about book lovers will be enthralled’ (Booklist) and ‘A first rate mystery that lovingly invokes both Jane Eyre and Rebecca’ (Entertainment Weekly) had me convinced that this tale has to come home with me. ๐Ÿ˜Œ

7. Winter Street

It’s a beautiful cover, but the story failed to hold my attention. I have to say though, that I started it halfway into the recent Virus-crisis, when I had a lot of trouble concentrating on anything. So I will give it another try, because it does sound like it would be a charming read. ๐Ÿ™‚

8. New Chronicles of Rebecca

The sequel to “Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm” was published in 1907. ๐Ÿ˜

While the cover is most beautiful, what I find truly wonderful is the inscription ๐Ÿฅฐ

Now I wonder if the ‘artwork’ in the back of the book was drawn by Gladys’ and Joe’s offspring ๐Ÿ˜Š

9. The House at the Edge of Night

A tale about four generations of a family on a beautiful island off the coast of Italy, The House at the Edge of Night’ will draw you in, and you will love the visit. Spanning nearly a century this enchanting story follows the life of the Esposito family, will take you to the island, to the bougainvillea draped cafe that’s the center of the island life – The House at the Edge of Night’.

10. “Pucki” Series

These wonderful, treasured books have been in my family since they were published in the mid-to-late 1930s. They follow a girl, ‘Pucki’, through her life, from toddler, through the school years, university, marriage, motherhood, to her ‘golden years’, where she becomes a Grandmother. ๐Ÿ˜Š They are beautifully written young adult novels, that I read many, many times. ๐Ÿฅฐ

I hope you enjoyed this peek at my bookshelf. ๐Ÿค“

Don’t forget to let me know what makes you wanna buy a book! ๐Ÿ˜

I’m looking forward to hearing from you! ๐Ÿ’•

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. kathyreeves
    May 18, 2020 @ 22:10:23

    I don’t usually buy books, but check them out from the library. However, a nice cover certainly grabs my attention when I’m browsing.

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  2. quietwatercraft
    May 22, 2020 @ 07:18:07

    I usually go to my favourite sections (sci-fi and fantasy), then look for spines that grab my attention, and any intriguing titles while I’m at it. It’s only occasionally steered me wrong!
    I know I’ve read the 13th tale and enjoyed it, but right now I can’t remember a single thing about it. How strange.

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    • Kristabella's Hodgepodge
      May 22, 2020 @ 10:44:55

      Thanks, Hannah ๐Ÿฅฐ So the longer I think about it, it would seem that the spine is almost more important to booksales than the cover ๐Ÿ˜‰
      Now I wonder about the 13th Tale ๐Ÿง Even though Iโ€™ve enjoyed books, and didnโ€™t realize until the very end that Iโ€™ve read them before ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜…๐ŸŒท

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