The Judging a Book By It’s Cover book tag was created by Books Nest. I haven’t been tagged by anyone to participate, but I saw the tag on Twitter and thought it sounded fun so I’ve decided to join in anyway!
The rules of the tag are as follows:
- Thank the person who tagged you and link back to their post
- Link to the creator’s blog (booksnest.co.uk) in your post
- Ask your friends or Twitter/Instagram followers to send you book cover suggestions and pick four to feature
- Tag 5 others to take part
I asked one of my friends to pick some book covers for me to judge and she picked the following:
1. Pet Sematary by Stephen King
My first thoughts upon seeing this book cover are that this is not a book I would pick up or read and that it looks like a thriller/horror/suspense novel.
I’m going to guess that based on the cover, this book is set in a pet graveyard, which is haunted by the (evil?) ghosts or spirits of dead pets.
After writing my initial thoughts, I had a look at the blurb of the book on Goodreads:
“The road in front of Dr. Louis Creed’s rural Maine home frequently claims the lives of neighborhood pets. Louis has recently moved from Chicago to Ludlow with his wife Rachel, their children and pet cat. Near their house, local children have created a cemetery for the dogs and cats killed by the steady stream of transports on the busy highway. Deeper in the woods lies another graveyard, an ancient Indian burial ground whose sinister properties Louis discovers when the family cat is killed.”
Well, I got the pet graveyard part right…but not much else 😂
2. Snap by Belinda Bauer
Based on the cover, I think this book is about a woman under a lot of pressure, who is being threatened by someone and is on the verge of a breakdown.
The blurb of the book on Goodreads is as follows:
“On a stifling summer’s day, eleven-year-old Jack and his two sisters sit in their broken-down car, waiting for their mother to come back and rescue them. Jack’s in charge, she said. I won’t be long.
But she doesn’t come back. She never comes back. And life as the children know it is changed for ever.
Three years later, mum-to-be Catherine wakes to find a knife beside her bed, and a note that says: I could have killed you.
Meanwhile Jack is still in charge – of his sisters, of supporting them all, of making sure nobody knows they’re alone in the house, and – quite suddenly – of finding out the truth about what happened to his mother.
But the truth can be a dangerous thing …”
I actually really like the sound of this book! I wasn’t really close with my assumptions, although I may be right in assuming that the mother had a breakdown…
3. The Ex Girlfriend by Nicola Moriarty
This looks like a good read! Based on the cover, I think that this is about a woman who is being threatened by her boyfriend’s ex (possibly someone she knows as opposed to being a stranger) because his ex wants him back. I think this could possibly be a murder or crime novel as the ex may go as far as trying to get rid of the current girlfriend altogether.
The blurb of the book is as follows:
“Luke is the one. After everything she’s been through, Georgia knows she deserves someone like him, to make her feel loved. Safe.
The only problem is his ex-girlfriend. Luke says Cadence is having trouble accepting their break-up, but Georgia thinks there’s more to the story. She also has the feeling someone is watching her.
When everything starts to go wrong at work, at home, in her old friendships and her happy new relationship with Luke, Georgia starts to feel truly afraid.
Cadence wants what she has. What would she do to get it?
And can Georgia trust anyone at all?”
Ooh, I actually wasn’t far off with this one! This is another one that I quite like the sound of – I might give this one a read.
4. I Owe You One by Sophie Kinsella
My first thoughts are that this is a romance novel. I think that the main character is going to be a woman who needs money, so takes up a cleaning/housekeeping job and ends up falling in love with her boss when he helps her out (e.g. maybe she needed money and he advanced her wages).
The blurb of the book is as follows:
“Fixie Farr has always lived by her father’s motto: “Family first.” But since her dad passed away, leaving his charming housewares store in the hands of his wife and children, Fixie spends all her time picking up the slack from her siblings instead of striking out on her own. The way Fixie sees it, if she doesn’t take care of her father’s legacy, who will? It’s simply not in her nature to say no to people.
So when a handsome stranger in a coffee shop asks her to watch his laptop for a moment, Fixie not only agrees—she ends up saving it from certain disaster. Turns out the computer’s owner is an investment manager. To thank Fixie for her quick thinking, Sebastian scribbles an IOU on a coffee sleeve and attaches his business card. But Fixie laughs it off—she’d never actually claim an IOU from a stranger. Would she?
Then Fixie’s childhood crush, Ryan, comes back into her life and his lack of a profession pushes all of Fixie’s buttons. She wants nothing for herself—but she’d love Seb to give Ryan a job. And Seb agrees, until the tables are turned once more and a new series of IOUs between Seb and Fixie—from small favors to life-changing moments—ensues. Soon Fixie, Ms. Fixit for everyone else, is torn between her family and the life she really wants. Does she have the courage to take a stand? Will she finally grab the life, and love, she really wants?”
Yeah…not even slightly close with that one 😂
What I’ve learned from this tag is that I need to stop judging books by their covers because I’m really bad at it!
I would like to tag the following bloggers to participate:
1. A Little Haze Book Blog
2. Highland Book Fairy
3. Nomadic Worlds
4. Bog Hygge
5. Melanie’s Reads
– Elanor 🙂