Judging A Book By Its Cover: Neverwhere

This is my weekly post where I highlight and appreciate cover designs and the general physical appearance of books. We all judge book covers to some extent. I can’t say that I’ve ever decided against a book with terrible cover art if I liked the sound of the plot, but I do purchase special editions of books and multiple editions of books based on their cover art. If book covers didn’t matter, publishers wouldn’t put out so many beautiful editions!

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Judging A Book By Its Cover: Goth Girl (III)

This is my weekly post where I highlight and appreciate cover designs and the general physical appearance of books. We all judge book covers to some extent. I can’t say that I’ve ever decided against a book with terrible cover art if I liked the sound of the plot, but I have purchased special editions of books or multiple editions of books based on their cover art. If book covers didn’t matter, publishers wouldn’t put out so many beautiful editions!

Here we have the third book in the Goth Girl series by Chris Riddell, Goth Girl and the Wuthering Fright. I love his clever titles just as much as I love the overall design of the books (and I assume I’ll love the stories just as much…as soon as I get around to them….). These have to be some of the greatest designs for middle-grade books I’ve ever seen and I’m so happy they’re so beautiful. As usual, this book is full of fabulous illustrations and has shiny end papers, another extra little book at the back and colored foil edges. Published by PanMacmillan in 2015, ISBN: 9781447277897.

Judging A Book By Its Cover: Goth Girl (II)

This is my weekly post where I highlight and appreciate cover designs and the general physical appearance of books. We all judge book covers to some extent. I can’t say that I’ve ever decided against a book with terrible cover art if I liked the sound of the plot, but I have purchased special editions of books or multiple editions of books based on their cover art. If book covers didn’t matter, publishers wouldn’t put out so many beautiful editions!

So I finally purchased the other two Goth Girl books, because who could resist such a beautifully designed series?! The Fete Worse than Death (what a clever title!) was also published by Pan MacMillan, ISBN: 9780230759824.

Judging A Book By Its Cover: Goth Girl

This is my weekly post where I highlight and appreciate cover designs and the general physical appearance of books. We all judge book covers to some extent. I can’t say that I’ve ever decided against a book with terrible cover art if I liked the sound of the plot, but I have purchased special editions of books or multiple editions of books based on their cover art. If book covers didn’t matter, publishers wouldn’t put out so many beautiful editions!

I originally spotted this book on IG and couldn’t resist – the main character is dressed in my favorite color, it’s a middle grade book with fantastic illustrations and the title shares the nickname of one of my closest friends! This book is fabulously designed and I love all the little details like the metallic endpaper and the tiny book about the mouse that comes with it. This was published by Pan MacMillan in 2013, ISBN: 9780230759800.

what, the fuck, even

what, the fuck, even