Staff Poll: Book covers!

Any books that you think have exceptionally beautiful or intriguing covers? Maybe even something you have no interest in reading?

Amanda: I have always loved the cover of Tigers in Red Weather by Liza Klaussmann. It’s retro and classic without being kitchy. And no, I’ve never read it. I also think the Penguin Classics non dust jacket had covers are brilliant. And again, most of those I’ve never read. Finally, the sweet dork factor of Major Pettigrews Last Stand by Helen Simonson always makes me smile. Read it? NOPE!

Chantel: Glow by Ned Beauman. The cover is simplistic, gorgeous, and inriguing… but I have no desire to read it. Another book that always catches my eye on the shelf but that I will likely never read is The Buried Giant. I guess I’m too much of a genre snob!

Eileen: Charles Bukowski on Cats – Great graphic, color, it’s arresting. I am very unlikely to read it as, though I adore cats, I want to send Bukowski to his room until he learns how to behave. Also, all or most of the Everyman’s Pocket Classics. What satisfying little poem-fuls of bindery. Witches of America by Alex Mar – subtle, mysterious, alluring cover. Is it a witch is it a crow? Reynard the Fox; translated by James Simpson. Handsome folksy colors. Lead me to a porch on a free day and leave me alone with this treat. Onward and Upward in the Garden by Katharine S. White – a house with great designers. Lastly (not really, I could go on forever re book designs I approve of), Hunting with Eagles – because there is nothing, and nobody, seriously, cooler than those amazing and nearly mythic folks. Breathtaking.


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