Judging A Book

Judging A Book By Its Cover: Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister


This is my weekly post where I choose to appreciate a book for its cover art or overall design – to me, a well-designed book is like a piece of art. We all judge book covers to some extent. Personally, it’s usually a title/cover combination that pulls me in when I’m browsing in a bookstore. I can’t say that I’ve ever decided against a book with terrible cover art if I liked the sound of the plot, but I have purchased special editions of books, or multiple editions of books based on their cover art. If book covers didn’t matter, publishers (looking at you, Penguin!) wouldn’t put out so many beautiful editions!


I’ve been MIA for a little while since we bought a house – but all my books are finally unpacked. Now I need to dig out my camera and take some more quality pictures for my weekly posts. Until then, here’s a quick shot of the latest addition to my library. I saw this edition of Confessions on a post on Instagram and decided I needed it. This is a 1999 UK edition from Headline Review. ISBN: 9780755341696. I just enjoyed the bold colors and simplistic design on the cover. The interior of the book is pretty plain, aside from the graphics in the corner of each page, but I like how the cover design carries over to the back as well.




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