They always say not to judge a book by its cover, but when you're at the airport and your flight has been delayed by 3 hours, there not much else you can do but let yourself be tempted by the 3 for 2 offers on beautiful edition books that you can't get hold of in your country. Or that's what happened to me anyway.
I had a few £ left from my weekend in London, and of course I threw them at the Gatwick's WHSmith book section, because since I started reading eBooks, I've been really missing *proper* books.
I'm really particular when it comes to books, I like to research, read reviews and get really in depth before I commit to buying and reading one, because I'm one of those people who can't be bothered to read things they don't like - mostly due to the fact that I don't have enough time to afford this luxury. BUT, I did something very unlike me, and picked up 3 books I never heard anything about, purely because I liked the cover; you need to get out of your comfort zone every now and again, right?
The first book I picked up is "The Book of Strange New Things" by Michel Faber - and it was a very tough choice to decide between the cover I ended up picking up, or the other one available with a silhouette of a man facing the other way, and with silver accents instead of gold.
Next, I picked up two books with the same color palette because I get excited for the stupidest things. I got "the Circle" by Dave Eggers (I actually cheated a little bit on this one and read the blurb on the back because I was afraid it was about politics) and "Messenger of Fear" by Michael Grant, because look at that cover!!
Something even more exciting about them is that they both have black accents! The Circle front cover has a cutout in it that reveals a black under cover (? what's the technical term here?), and "Messenger of Fear" has black edges.. I literally gasped when I saw them, okay.
Something that is not very exciting, instead, is that they all have quite bad reviews on Goodreads, but I'll be reading them with an open mind nonetheless. I already read the first 100 pages of "the Book of Strange New Things" at the airport and I'm really liking it so far.
Have you ever bought a book purely because of its cover? How did it go?! I'm really hoping I'll love mine, and I'll make sure to report back ☺