Booking Through Thursday asks a random question to bloggers each week. This week’s question:
Are there any good books that you read IN SPITE OF the cover and ended up wondering what on earth the artist and publisher were thinking to pair up a cover that so badly represented a perfectly good book?
And … if you didn’t like the cover, what made you pick up the book? The author? Assigned reading from school? A recommendation from a friend?
I’m going to get blasted for this one, but I did NOT like the Harry Potter book covers. I thought that they were cartoony and childish. Despite all of my friends saying how awesome the books were, I waited until book 5 was released before I finally picked up the book. I loved it. I’ve read it probably 10 times since then. I wrote Harry Potter fanfiction. I played Harry Potter RPGs. I took hundreds of sorting quizzes online – I’m a Slytherin by the way.
Don’t judge a book by its cover. Seriously, I was so wrong on this one.