Judge A Book By Its Cover, #3

First, the disclaimer: I haven’t read the book yet. In this series, I’m judging the book by its cover.

You may have heard the idiom, don’t judge a book by its cover, an admonishment to not let surface appearances sway you. Take the time to read the book, delve beneath the surface, and find what message lies within its pages. Get to know a person instead of letting your preconceived notions quickly fix labels upon them.  Don’t judge a book by its cover, someone entreats us, wagging their finger for emphasis. This series does the opposite- I’m judging a book only on the basis of its cover!

Winner of the National Book Award by Jincy Willett/Judge A Book By Its Cover/

Today’s book selection is Winner Of The National Book Award by Jincy Willett. You already know why this book caught my eye at the local library book sale: look at all those accolades the book has garnered plus it’s apparently the Winner of the National Book Award! On slightly closer inspection, you learn that’s the book’s title. With such an eye-catching name and cover design, I hereby also pronounce it the Winner of the Judge A Book By Its Cover award! Here’s a link to the reviews of the book on the Goodreads page.

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Tower of books for Day 12 of the 30-Day Book Photography Challenge

This book got me thinking about how ‘word of mouth’ and reviews influence us when choosing a book: some of us prefer to be guided by reviews, recommendations and book lists (Best of 2019 etc.) and some of us don’t. What type of reader are you?

Thanks for reading!