Friday, July 24, 2020

You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover #322

- 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
I like Nick Hornby's stories. His new one, Just Like You,
releases in September 2020 on both sides of the pond. "This warm, wise, highly entertaining twenty-first century love story is about what happens when the person who makes you happiest is someone you never expected." The  US cover is on the left and the UK cover is on the right. Now at first glance, you may be saying - 'Hey Luanne, you posted the same cover twice! Close, but not quite. And right off the bat, I wonder why so close and yet changed? Which cover was first? Okay, let's start. The addition of red and orange really brightens up the US cover. The brown and washed out pink on the UK cover just says blah to me. And the author's name looks wishy washy as well. Now here's the interesting bit - doesn't the US cover look like the two figures are fully dressed. Uh huh. Now look at the UK cover. The pink color block is lowered - and it looks like the figures are both in their underwear. And they're floating in some sort of lava pit. Awkward. Easy choice for me this week - US. What about you? Which cover do you prefer? Any plans to read Just Like You?
You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover is a regular feature at A Bookworm's World.


Kay said...

I probably won't read it, but I vote for the US cover. The orange definitely perks up the whole scene. That is kind of odd that the covers are so similar, but not.

Icewineanne said...

UK wins it for me because I’m not a fan of orange covers. Nick Hornby always entertains so I’ll definitely be checking out this book !

Luanne said...

Two to one so far for the US cover....and it's the orange that's making a difference!