The A to Z Challenge is an annual blogging challenge. It isn’t restricted to book blogs – all kinds of blogs can participate. It takes place every year in April and during that month you have to write a post on the designated days (all except Sundays). These posts must have some correlation to the letter of the day. So, there will be a total of 26 posts starting from the letter A and ending with Z. Here is a list of all my posts.
I recently wrote a post about how a pretty cover can influence me into buying a book and how much of an effect it can actually have. So that post was what inspired today’s post where I want to talk about and recommend to you some of the books I’ve read that might not have the prettiest cover ever, but are still amazing books!
The first thing that fell into my mind when I first thought about this topic was the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead. I have never heard anyone saying they like these covers and I can’t disagree. I think the cover could not be worse except for the movie cover which actually managed to do the impossible – have even worse covers.
Same thing also goes for the Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead. Again the covers are awful, but of these series are amazing! The bloodlines is a spin-off series, so make sure to read vampire academy first, but they’re both really really great! I can’t really decide which one I love more. I think maybe Bloodlines. But it’s very close.
Another book I read a few months ago that has an awful cover is 1984 by George Orwell. A lot of classics have at least one edition with a pretty cover. But not 1984. In my opinion at least. The story is wonderful, though. Thought-provoking, but also interesting and easy to read. A real masterpiece.
Unknown by Melissa Pearl is actually a book that I won through a giveaway and I would otherwise never have picked up. I didn’t love it, but I liked it very much and maybe I’ll continue with the series. It’s definitely a lot better than what the cover suggests.
And last but not least, Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. I actually refused to read this book for such a long time because I hated the cover (the old one. The new design is quite good, actually!). But it’s really one of the best YA contemporary books I’ve read. Highly recommend it if you’re into fluffy, cute books.