Friday Fives- Book Covers to Lust Over (via Paper Hangover)

Song of the Day: Cover of the Rolling Stone by Dr. Hook

   Hello all! For Friday Fives today Paper Hangover asks, what five book covers are you currently lusting over?

1. Freaky Green Eyes by Joyce Carol Oates

The green eyes on the cover are freaky. They make me wonder to whom do they belong?

2. A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

Okay, not the most interesting of covers, but I like this one for superficial reasons. I like the color- Tiffany Blue!

3. Self-Help by Lorrie Moore

A cover with a bunch of medication? Makes me think the people in the stories may be crazy enough to need meds, which makes them interesting, which makes me want to read about them.

4. The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory

A man in the middle of two women. There's tension on the cover alone!

5. The Falls by Joyce Carol Oates

I like this cover because it's so mysterious. If I saw it in a bookstore I would probably be drawn it it immediately.

Are there any book covers you're currently lusting after?


Marquita Hockaday said... .

Aw man! I'm so mad I left out Freaky Green Eyes, I LOVE that cover. And the book was ah-may-zing. And Big Mouth & Ugly Girl is on its way to me--can't wait to read it! Great choices for your others, too. The Self Help one is really cool.

April 29, 2011 at 11:24 AM
KO: The Insect Collector said... .

Raquel- these all look really cool. There is so much going on in each of these, they would definitely compel me to read the books.

April 29, 2011 at 12:13 PM
Yahong Chi said... .

Tiffany blue, ahahah! And I love the abundance of green on The Other Boleyn Girl. Gorgeous picks!

April 29, 2011 at 2:05 PM
Pam Harris said... .

Cool choices! I really like the Freaky Green Eyes one--and also the Goon Squad. In fact, I've heard great things about that book so I may just check it out. :)

April 29, 2011 at 4:09 PM
blueeyedadri said... .

Thanks for sharing Racquel ;)

April 30, 2011 at 6:31 AM
Medeia Sharif said... .

I love these covers. I haven't read Joyce Carol Oates in a while...I should start reading her work again.

May 1, 2011 at 11:49 AM
Racquel Henry said... .

Thanks for the comments everyone!

Pam- yes, I haven't read it yet, but it's on my shelf. She's a great author and I can't wait to read this one because I've also heard good things!

Medeia- you definitely should! I'm kind of obsessed with her work. Lol. :)
May 1, 2011 at 9:38 PM

Alicia Gregoire said... .

I love Jennifer Egan cover. It catches my eye every time. Coincidentally, it's on my TBR because of the wicked awesome title.

May 2, 2011 at 7:40 AM

Post a Comment

Black Fox Literary Magazine

Black Fox Literary Magazine
Open for fiction, poetry and non-fiction submissions


Good Reads 2016 Reads

Racquel's 2016 book montage

Be My Valentine Peter Rabbit
Hillary Rodham Clinton: Dreams Taking Flight
Mama's Nightingale: A Story of Immigration and Separation
Haiti Glass
Don't Kiss Me: Stories
Gabi, a Girl in Pieces
Some Churches
Life on Mars
Smash & Grab
The Sea at Truro: Poems
The Black and White Factory

Racquel's favorite books »

Pretty Peacock Paperie

Pretty Peacock Paperie
Follow My Sister's Wedding Blog!

Grab my Badge