Friday, May 1, 2020

You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover #311

- 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
Another book that I'm really looking forward to! Fredrick Backman's new book, Anxious People, releases in
August in the UK and September in N.A. The US cover is on the left and the UK cover is on the right. The premise looks like so much fun! Okay, I have to admit, the US cover doesn't appeal to me at all. The colors used and the back view of two people. Kinda meh for me. The UK is much more interesting. The starkness of the cover catches my eye much more than the US does. And the familiar UK tag line on the cover gives the potential reader an idea of what the book is about. (Fun!) So, an easy choice for me this week - UK all the way. What about you? Which cover do you prefer? Any plans to read Anxious People?
You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover is a regular feature at A Bookworm's World. 


Icewineanne said...

Oooh....I’m so excited about this one.
Too bad the US publisher totally screwed up the cover...seriously...could they have designed/chosen a worse cover??! Put this one on a chicklit romance (even for that genre it’s plain ugly), but definitely not on a humorous caper character-study novel.
The UK cover is terrific with its whimsical drawing of a man hiding behind the title. I just know that this will be my next 5 star read! ;-)

bermudaonion said...

UK cover for me as well.

Ethan said...

I agree with you this week. I can see how the US cover keeps some consistency with the font from his previous US releases, but the UK one does a much better job of drawing the eye. I certainly would pick that one up off of the shelf!

Luanne said...

Well we can all agree on two things this week - the UK cover is better - and it'll be a great read!