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12 Books I Want to Read Based Entirely On How Darn Much I Love Their Covers

Why You Should Read Kafka Before You waste Your Life by James HawesUn Lavoro Sporco by Christopher MooreThe Separation by Christopher PriestTell Me Where It Hurts: A Day of Humor, Healing and Hope In My Life As An Animal Surgeon by Nick TroutSouth of the Border and West of the Sun by Haruki MurakamiMaps and Legends by Michael ChabonThe Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service, Volume 1 by Eiji Ohtsuka and  Housii YamazakiA Clockwork Orange by Anthony BurgessCigarette Century by Allan M. BrandtBrave new World by Aldous HuxleyThe Boys in the Trees by Mary SwanBlood On the Moon by James Ellroy

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Beth Carswell

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I've been reading, selling, researching, loving and writing about books with AbeBooks since 2000.

4 Responses to “12 Books I Want to Read Based Entirely On How Darn Much I Love Their Covers”

  1. Maps and Legends by Chabon is fantastic. 75% of the reason I bought it is for the design of the triple dustjacket. Just fabulous.

  2. Beth Carswell

    I agree. When I saw it in the bookstore it stopped me in my tracks. I think his Yiddish Policemen’s Union cover is especially gorgeous, too. In fact, I bought that one as much because of the cover as the fact that I’d read (and loved) The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay. And it didn’t disappoint.

    Maybe there’s something to this judging a book by its cover!

  3. That Cover + That Title = I will read (Corpse Delivery Service).

    Check out a book named Dead Boys. I loved that cover. I don’t know what it is about it that really did it for me.

    also look at that poor doggy. SCHMOOPY WHOOP

  4. Murakami definitely did not meet the expectations that the cover gave me. But that’s the only time really…Also, Penguin seems to always have the best covers. Anyone else agree?