Monday, July 26, 2010

A tale of two covers

The Recipe Club: A Tale of Food and Friendship 

Still reading Todos Santos by Deborah Clearman and just started Based Upon Availability by Alix Strauss. A review of Asleep and blog Q&A with author Wendy Raven McNair will be posted in the next day or two. But today we are discussing the covers of The Recipe Club by Andrea Israel & Nancy Garfinkel. The one on the left is the hardcover edition and the one on the right is the paperback, which will be out in September. I have the hardcover edition. I find it to rather plain. Just an egg?? I love eggs but a picture of one does nothing for me. With this book I was drawn in by a description sent in an e-mail. I think if I saw it in the store, I would walk right past it. The paperback cover looks far more engaging. The color of the cups and pans draws me in. I think color in general attracts me most to a book cover. Perhaps that's why there's such a deep contrast in the two covers? What does everyone think? Which cover would draw you in?


  1. Stopping by via the hop. I like this post topic. I'm actually more drawn in by the hardback cover. I think it's the simplicity of it that draws me in. Although I prefer paperback books in general. I like that they weight less when I have to carry them around with me.

  2. I so rarely buy hardcover. If not for a review copy I would have walked right by. I guess I just like busy covers.