I have always been a fan of cover design. Most times, I get intrigued by either a book's title or design cover and they're mostly the deciding factor when I buy books. That's why when I learned from the blog hop that this week's question is "What is your favorite book cover?", I quickly ran through my mind all my favorites, and came up with the book, When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead:
So it comes as no surprise that I really love Ruben Toledo's revamping of some of the classics, particularly his take on the cover of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice:
However, a great title/cover design does not a great book make. Sometimes, the really dull-looking books offer the best reads. I'm not going to cite examples though, since appearances are relative, but I bet you've had moments when you got a really cool-looking book and minutes after reading, you just wanted to throw it away. Or there were those times when you couldn't care less about the cover but found a real treasure of a story inside.
On the whole, I'm sure you're thinking that this is just an excuse to get my drawings out there - well maybe it is, but just so you know, I only draw for fun. But I am very interested in books, as well as the psychology that the cover design evokes.
So are you influenced by cover design and/or titles when you pick a book?