Thursday, February 23, 2017

I Judge Books By Their Covers: All Our Wrong Todays

Hi, my name is Lindsay, and I judge books by their covers.

I was completely intrigued by the premise of "All Our Wrong Todays" -- ("You know the future that people in the 1950s imagined we'd have? Well, it happened. In Tom Barren's 2016, humanity thrives in a techno-utopian paradise of flying cars, moving sidewalks, and moon bases, where avocados never go bad and punk rock never existed... because it wasn't necessary.") -- but I wasn't quite sure what I was getting into. Luckily, as you can see in my review, I ended up thoroughly enjoying this novel, which is part science fiction, part search for purpose in life, and even part romance.

U.S. // U.K.

I think this is a case of less is more for me -- the bright colors and white background of the U.K. cover are attention-grabbing and modern without being too cluttered. And, after reading the novel, I like the homage that the lemon pays to the story, and there's a bit of symbolism in the spiral peel. Too, while there's definitely a sci-fi element to the plot, I'd shelve it in the regular fiction section at my library given the choice, and the U.S. cover might turn some readers off if they're not science fiction fans.

This is an easy one for me: I definitely like the U.K. cover better. Do tell: which do you prefer?


  1. I think I would gravitate more toward the US cover. I think the other cover would make me think women's fiction or contemporary and not that I don't read those genres, but given the subject matter, I'd either be disappointed or confused. It is nice to know that the lemon ties in with the book somewhere.

  2. I much prefer the UK cover!! I think it's the bright color!

  3. Having read the book, I really don't see the U.K. version fitting much at all, but clearly we disagree on that as you prefer it. I admit I'm not a fan of either cover, but I would have to go with the U.S. one between the two.

  4. I like the simplicity of the UK cover but I don't understand the lemon, it makes me think the book should be about Not real fond of the US cover though.


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