Archive for April, 2020

Readers Dozen – April

Readers, you probably know that we should never judge a book by it’s cover, but that’s definitely easier said than done (even with two clich├ęs in one sentence!). Still we’re asking you to take on that challenge this April by tackling a book with a tacky cover!

Of course, ugly covers are always subjective (but we’re including a couple of links below, anyway), so it’s all up to you to decide the worthiness of what you choose. Maybe it’s a book you inherited from a great-uncle, or a book you picked up at a garage sale, or even one that’s a reprint of a classic you always thought you’d read. For whatever reason, if the cover has been preventing you from trying it out, April’s the time to finally do it!

Then, when you’re done, fill out our online form before May 7. Maybe you’ll find that love at first site is overrated!


Check out these links for some fun with ugly covers:

Read Harder 2018: A Book with a Cover You Hate (Book Riot)

When Bad Covers Happen to Good Books (Crushing Cinders)

These Book Covers Are So Terrible, You Won’t Believe They’re Real (Electric Literature)