Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Judging Books by Their Covers #6: Grass & Trees

Judging Books by Their Covers is a feature I do every once in a while to showcase some book covers. Each post, I choose one category and some book covers that fit into that category, and talk about whether or not I like those covers. You can read some earlier posts in this feature here.

The links will take you to the Goodreads pages.

Today's category is: Grass & Trees!

Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally
Stealing Parker by Miranda Kenneally

Jumping Off Swings by Jo Knowles
Paper Covers Rock by Jennifer Hubbard

Nothing Like You by Lauren Strasnick
When It Happens by Lauren Barnholdt

The Day Before by Lisa Schroeder
Between Here and Forever by Elizabeth Scott

I'm Not Her by Janet Gurtler
If I Tell by Janet Gurtler

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Cracked Up to Be by Courtney Summers
All Unquiet Things by Anna Jarzab

Breaking Beautiful by Jennifer Shaw Wolf
The Babysitter Murders by Janet Ruth Young

Going Underground by Susan Vaught
Waiting by Carol Lynch Williams

The Little Woods by McCormick Templeman
Where I Belong by Gwendolyn Heasley

Meant to Be by Lauren Morril
Girl Meets Boy by Kelly Milner Halls

Wow, there are a lot of books to this theme - I wasn't expecting that many! I'm not sure about these covers. I like the ones that have something to do with the story, like Catching Jordan, Stealing Parker, Going Underground, and Jumping Off Swings, and some of these have an awesome atmosphere, like The Little Woods and All Unquiet Things. And some of these are just plain beautiful, like Meant to Be and Nothing Like You. But I think it's gotten a bit much - some of these are kind of boring and don't really say anything about the story.

What do you think of this cover theme?

If you have any other cover themes you'd like me to feature, let me know in the comments!


  1. I love the grass & trees. These ones usually catch my eye on the shelves. Mostly because green is my favorite color, but also because it's so easy to fall in love with the image. Especially with something like Lauren Strasnick's cover, because it just looks so willowy and soft and the image just lingers all through the read.

  2. I actually quite like them. Whether they have anything to do with the story or not???????????


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