Saturday, July 18, 2015

You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover #62

- You can't judge a book by its cover - which is very true.
But you can like one cover version better than another...

US cover
UK cover
Sue Grafton's latest Kinsey Millhone mystery, X, the
latest (#24) in her alphabet series releases August 25/15. I must admit, I've read them all. What's interesting this week is the similarity between the two. (But really, how much can you do with X for a title!) The US cover is on the left and the UK cover is on the right. I'm going to go with the UK cover this week. Although I think the US cover is trying for stark, bold and catch your eye, I find it a little boring. The UK cover hints at more with the dried landscape/ominous clouds and the bird circling above. I like that the X is transparent. And it mentions that it's a Kinsey novel. Do you plan on reading X? Which cover do you prefer? 
You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover is a regular Saturday feature at A Bookworm's World.


bermudaonion said...

I've missed a few through the years but I love this series. I don't think either cover is great.

Kay said...

I'll join you in saying'yes' to the UK cover. I like it a bit more. And as to reading it, probably not. I think I've only read a couple of books in this series. Not sure why, but it just never 'spoke' to me. Hope you enjoy!

Grandma Cootie said...

I've read them all, pre-ordered X. I think I prefer the US cover, just the X standing alone.

Icewineanne said...

I'm with you. I also like the UK cover best. The UK cover draws me to the book.