Confession: Sometimes I pick my books by their covers.
I am attracted to pretty books, and prone to read them before others. Now that doesn't mean that I won't buy an ugly book, because I will. But given a choice between two good books, I will almost always choose the one with the better cover art.
Now, we all know you can't judge a book by it's cover. Do that, and you're bound to miss out on a lot of great books. But let's be honest here...good book or no, you always remember the books with appealing covers.
And so I will begin giving Pretty Books Awards; A way for me to talk about the many beautiful book covers out there! Here's how it works: If I happen across a cover I like, I'll award it.
Here are two lovely covers for today's awards:
*I have not read either of these books, therefore my opinion is meant only towards the cover art, not the contents of the books.
Do you not find this cover gorgeous?
I've always had a soft spot for Victorian Era fashion and design, especially the era's pictures and historical fic. books. *sigh* this cover screams Victorian Era. I love it!
(I tried and failed to find a bigger picture of this book.)
I picked this cover because of the picture. I like simple pictures that say a lot (like this), which is my favorite photography style.