Yay, it’s Friday! That means another discussion post! This week i want to talk about one of most famous book sayings ever, don’t judge a book by its cover. It basically means not to judge someone or something from its exterior, but if we’re taking the saying literally, should we judge books by their covers? Without further ado, let’s talk about judging books by their covers!
Is It Even Possible to Not Judge A Book By Its Cover?
I’ll be frolicing through the shelves of a Barnes and Noble, when there’s a particular book that catches my eye. Naturally, I’ll take it down from the shelves, read the synopsis, and if it’s intriguing, I’ll read the first chapter or so. What I’m trying to say, is that I wouldn’t have even bothered to pick that book up, if it’s cover hadn’t grasped my attention in the first place. I think that having an attractive cover is an essential part of publishing a book. You could have the most captivating and beautifully written story in the past century, but if it has an unappealing cover…you will lose more than a few potential readers.
Why You Shouldn’t Judge a Book By Its Cover
As much as I’d like to deny it, there’s always that hidden gem beneath a tacky cover. Take the Gallagher Girls books, for instance. The covers were a little childish, and the titles were very cheesy (i.e. I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You), but I’ll talk about that next time. Because I didn’t fancy the covers, I didn’t read the books until my little sister threw them in my face. I ended up loving them.
And then there’s vice versa, or what I like to call, the cruel joke that was Matched. Haha, yes, I’m bringing it up again. I loved the covers for that trilogy! They’re so pretty! What a lie those covers were! I didn’t expect the book to be amazing, but I thought I’d at least like. I thought wrong. So, this is again, why you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. I don’t even think I read the entire synopsis for the first book – I was too blinded by the beauty of the cover.
Let’s Wrap It Up
I honestly can’t help myself from judging books by their covers. I’m human! I have imperfections, and this is one of them! XD Judging books by their covers has led me to a serendipity, and an utter disappointment. I should really consider reading the synopsis’ before the actual book, huh?
Well, that’s all I’ve got to say! What are your thoughts on judging books by their covers?