Hello, my name is Lindsay, and I judge books by their covers.
Confession: I always judge books by their covers. A book's appearance -- from the artwork to the font to the colors to the texture to the weight and cut of the pages (I like the ragged-edged ones) -- is very important to me. And there are certain kinds of covers I like and certain ones I'd never pick up unless I was already planning to read the book. It's fascinating to see how covers change between editions -- hardcover and paperback, or U.S. and international -- and it's so fun to see who prefers what!
hardcover // paperback
Earlier in the week I posted a list of my favorite books I read in 2016, and it seemed like an appropriate time to talk about a book that was on my best-of in 2015, "I'll Give You the Sun" by Jandy Nelson. It's one of the rare young adult books I've loved -- and possibly the only one I didn't find any faults with.
This cover battle is easy-peasy! I'm a huge fan of bright, cheerful, eye-grabbing color on book covers, in my wardrobe and in my home decor. I hands-down choose the hardback cover. But I should note that I have absolutely nothing against the paperback cover -- I love all the fonts and the dark yellow color. It's bold and artistic and, in fact, I like the cursive font (and the heart-dotted i) better! But I just can't say no to all that gorgeous color, which even fits well with the story. Which cover do you like better?
My winner: hardcover