Friday, September 15, 2017

You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover #176

- 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
Canadian cover
I adored The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry, so I was quite excited to find out that Gabrielle Zevin had a new book - Young Jane Young. The US cover is on the left and the Canadian cover is on the right. So this is interesting this week....same image and title font on both covers. case you hadn't noticed, the background colour has been changed. That and the size of the font used for the author's name and the taglines. I have to say, that having read her previous book, the larger author name font on the US cover may catch my eye quicker that the Canadian cover. I wonder about that background colour - does that yellow cover seem warmer than the blue? Although they're very similar, I'm going to go with the Canadian cover this week. I find the blue crisper and better defined if that makes sense. Which cover do you prefer? Any plans to read Young Jane Young?
You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover is a regular feature at A Bookworm's World.


bermudaonion said...

I don't prefer one over the other.

Icewineanne said...

The only thing I like about the Cdn cover is that the author's name is printed in a smaller font. The US yellow cover is bright & cheery. It appears to have more of a textured background, whereas the blue on the Cdn cover is just flat.
But ultimately the drawing of the woman with no eyes is a very plain, unattractive cover. If I wasn't familiar with the author, the cover would never entice me to pick up this book.