No, you can’t always judge a book by it’s cover but nonetheless I do like covers and I like to give them something of a spotlight. On the first Friday of the new month I’m going to look at the covers for the books I’ve just read and see which was my favourite for the month.
The covers for my January reads were:
There are some fantastic covers from last months reads! For impact Medusa’s Web immediately stands out – it’s just dark and scary. I think the Guns of Ivrea and Goldenfire are really lovely, they’re so colourful and just completely grab your attention. Monstrous Little Voices – I love that cover, the font and the characters really appeal to me and it’s a fantastic read too! I think my favourite has to be Medusa’s Web – that is a book that I would definitely pick up and want to own!
Those were my January covers – if you have any particularly gorgeous covers you want to share then let me know.
Reviews for the above books below:
- Under a Colder Sun by Greg James SPFBO
- Monstrous Little Voices by Jonathan Barnes, Emma Newman, Kate Heartfield, Fox Meadows, Adrian Tchaikovsky
- Goldenfire (Darkhaven No.2) by A F E Smith
- Medusa’s Web by Tim Powers
- Scourge of the Betrayer by Jeff Salyards
- City of Blades by Robert J Bennett
- War of the Worlds by H G Wells
- Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire
- The Invisible Guardian by Dolores Redondo
- Changers: Book One: Drew by T Cooper and Allison Glock Cooper
- Shattered Sands by W G Saraband – review to follow (SPFBO)
- Guns of Ivrea by Clifford Beal
The final day of Vintage Sci-fi over at Little Red Reviewer. You may have noticed that I set myself a small challenge to post covers – for books I’ve read – that fall into the vintage category. For the final day of the challenge I’m showcasing a smorgasbord of some of the book covers I’ve highlighted:
No.30 Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
As part of Vintage Sci Fi month being hosted by Little Red Reviewer I’ve given myself a small challenge to post a vintage book each day – one that I’ve read – and to highlight some of the covers. Today’s choice, like yesterday’s, is a bit sneaky – I’m reading both these two books but haven’t finished or reviewed them yet – but they definitely need highlighting because they are great classics. Today: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. First published in 1870 this is considered one of Verne’s most popular works. My dad gave me this book and I’m kind of disappointed that I’ve not been able to finish it yet but I’ve been overtaken by life and other deadlines!
1873 Sampson Low:
1917 Geosset and Dunlop:
1958 The Children’s Press:
1966 Pocket Books:
1987 Galley Press: (I just love this one for some reason)
1997 Acclaim books:
2007 Dodo Press:
2014 Rock Paper Co:
No.29 Starship Troopers by Robert A Heinlein
As part of Vintage Sci Fi month being hosted by Little Red Reviewer I’ve given myself a small challenge to post a vintage book each day – one that I’ve read – and to highlight some of the covers. Today’s choice and tomorrow’s choice are a little bit sneaky – and I will explain. These are two books that I’m currently reading but haven’t yet finished or reviewed but I think they’re great examples and so they’re going on the list: Starship Troopers by Robert A Heinlein. I really like the first edition for this one.
First edition: 1959
1986 by Berkeley:
2010 by Ace Books:
No.28 Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey
As part of Vintage Sci Fi month being hosted by Little Red Reviewer I’ve given myself a small challenge to post a vintage book each day – one that I’ve read – and to highlight some of the covers. Today’s choice is : Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey. First published in 1968 two of the short stories that make up the first book made McCaffrey the first woman to win a Huge or Nebula Award.
Let’s look at covers. Starting with a first edition:
1968 Del Rey:
1997 Del Rey: