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A Picture’s Worth: Classics & Crime

Words have always carried more weight with me than images – give me a book over its movie any day – but I do love to see the beautiful images other people create when they’re in love with a book. That’s not my strength, but I can certainly appreciate it in others! So here’s a few of my faves based on what I’ve been reading recently.


Anna K.

Heard of this from a friend who had picked the book up in BOTM and on some research saw I was the only of her Goodreads friends who had read the Tolstoy original. 😂 She let me borrow it, and OH. MAN. It’s been fascinating. I have lots of thoughts. One of which is that the colors of the cover are gorgeous, and yet feel at odds with the expected content of the story. Nonetheless, people will do gorgeous things with it.

Capturing the classiness of the families within; well, the surface-level class, anyway. They’re actually all pretty messed up.

Once again harnessing some of the posh lifestyle of all (barring Dustin) within the novel. Love the cover play on this one, really cute effect!

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A Picture’s Worth: Matchmaking & Other Magic

Words have always carried more weight with me than images – give me a book over its movie any day – but I do love to see the beautiful images other people create when they’re in love with a book. That’s not my strength, but I can certainly appreciate it in others! So here’s a few of my faves based on what I’ve been reading recently.


The Matchmaker’s List

I’ve been slogging my way through this one slowly for a couple weeks now, when I have nothing better available to read. I just finished it and I’m still pretty “meh” about it, but at least it’s done with now! And as always, tons of people made really lovely photos with it.

Ahh, the infamous list that started it all! I love the representation. ☺

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Cover Roulette: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

I did my first cover roulette post a while ago for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and it was so fun I wanted to do another! Luckily I found another popular book that has had many different editions made, and I wondered…

What other awesome covers have I missed?

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz was one I enjoyed at the time and have now mostly forgotten. Honestly, that’s the fate of most of what I read — hence why I started writing more about what I read! What I usually remember about this book is that it had gay characters and it had an amazing cover. Since it became quite popular, I’m sure it has other cover renditions now, as well! So I investigated and was not disappointed. 😁


The Cover I Know

It’s mostly the scripted font and the line designs around the title that I loved most about this. I had no idea there was an old pickup truck on the cover, too, and I definitely thought there were more stars. Still, a quiet and wondrous image befitting the characters’ names and the story.

2017 Bulgarian: Even better!?

I… actually like this even more than the one I know! It has more stars, and a dramatic nightscape, which is more of how I remembered the other one. The silhouettes are working for me here, too.

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A Picture’s Worth: Light & Lukewarm (it’s better than it sounds!)

Words have always carried more weight with me than images – give me a book over its movie any day – but I do love to see the beautiful images other people create when they’re in love with a book. That’s not my strength, but I can certainly appreciate it in others! So here’s a few of my faves based on what I’ve been reading recently.


Light.er

I’ve had this little book of poetry on my kindle for a while, waiting for when the time felt right. That time came this weekend, and I was swept away by this lovely set of poems! SO grateful to have this in my back pocket for tough days now. I’ll definitely be buying the physical copy, because it’s gorgeous (as you’ll see below) and feels like the kind of thing you want to give physical presence to.

Ahhhh, it’s so gorgeous. The original poster’s account is gone now, but the author has a repost, luckily!

And yes, of course, the poetry is gorgeous too ^.^

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A Picture’s Worth: Romance & Bromance & Books, Oh My!

Words have always carried more weight with me than images – give me a book over its movie any day – but I do love to see the beautiful images other people create when they’re in love with a book. That’s not my strength, but I can certainly appreciate it in others! So here’s a few of my faves based on what I’ve been reading recently.


The Bookish Life of Nina Hill

How has it taken me so long to actually read this? I’m about five pages away from done and I’ve laughed enough to last me through the dark-too-early days of winter in New England. I must say I’m disappointed no one recreated the cover yet – that I found – but there are still some lovely photos out there. 😊

The pattern behind it is mesmerizing…

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Cover Roulette: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

I did my first cover roulette post a while ago for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and it was so fun I wanted to do another! Luckily I found another popular book that has had many different editions made, and I wondered…

What other awesome covers have I missed?

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas was talked about extensively for quite a while, and now that I’ve read it, I totally see why. For those outside the United States, the impact is likely a bit different than for those of us inside the US. Regardless the message and weight this book carries has clearly resonated around the world, as it’s been published in many, many different countries.


The Cover I Know

Starr with her sign, which has now become pretty iconic for the story. The title phrase on it works well into the story. This reflects it well I think, with the inclusion of her ripped jean short to her feet tilted a bit nervously, though clad in what I’m sure are top of the line sneakers.

2018 Indonesian

Working on the same idea as the cover I know, this one takes it a step further by sticker Starr amidst people who seem to be at a funeral (which would make sense). Her discomfort is even more obvious here, even as her anger is still clear in her holding the sign/photo instead of flowers, as the others do.

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A Picture’s Worth: Curses and Gaming

Words have always carried more weight with me than images – give me a book over its movie any day – but I do love to see the beautiful images other people create when they’re in love with a book. That’s not my strength, but I can certainly appreciate it in others! So here’s a few of my faves based on what I’ve been reading recently.


Don’t Date Rosa Santos

I saw this on Hoopla over the summer and had it earmarked for when I was looking for a quickly available light read, and that time has finally come! The details of it have given me a lot of laughs so far, and the story and cover were pretty much perfectly designed for gorgeous photos.

I feel like she captures the flowing, free spirit of Rosa very well here; and the iconic yellow dress!

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A Picture’s Worth: Shattered Homes & Shattered Worlds

Words have always carried more weight with me than images – give me a book over its movie any day – but I do love to see the beautiful images other people create when they’re in love with a book. That’s not my strength, but I can certainly appreciate it in others! So here’s a few of my faves based on what I’ve been reading recently.


The Seventh Sun

I was SO EXCITED to get this ARC, and the book didn’t disappoint, either! Check out the review and then drool over the gorgeous photos people made with the striking and dramatic cover art. I’m sure after the official publication there will be so much gorgeous fan art and other creativity around the lush Mayan world Lani Forbes created. Expected publication is February 18, 2020, and I promise you should be counting down the days.

I’m a crazy fan of Blackstone Publishing, and their photographer for their social is fantastic.

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A Picture’s Worth: Failure & Typewriters

Words have always carried more weight with me than images – give me a book over its movie any day – but I do love to see the beautiful images other people create when they’re in love with a book. That’s not my strength, but I can certainly appreciate it in others! So here’s a few of my faves based on what I’ve been reading recently.


Again, But Better

I’d been planning to read this one for a while, and finally got around to it when I saw it on the Goodreads Choice nominees list. I voted for a different book, and I’m glad I did, because this one was pretty disappointing. 😐 But the pictures below are gorgeous, at least!

Clever play with the colors on the cover, and also WOW do they have a lot of very specifically colored books. I imagine they had to reorganize to get this picture.

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Another play with color here, but this one also embracing her student life

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OOOOOOOH, is this a cover roulette feature preview I’m sensing?!

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Miss Iceland

This was an ARC I got for the English translation publication, though the book has been out in other languages already. And other covers. This has basically turned into a cover roulette post. 😂 I’ll be honest, this book didn’t really do it for me, with the cover or the content inside.

This is the cover I’ve seen most, and it seems to be the French version.

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And our first alternate cover, this one in Italian

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And our Swedish version, which makes it look like a Nicholas Sparks co-op

And just for comparison, this is the cover I’m familiar with for the English version. QUITE a range they have here!


And so…

Well, I didn’t actually like either of these books very much, and their covers aren’t blowing me away either. However, as always, others who liked one or the other have made lovely photos to showcase them, and I appreciate their time and effort!