5 Books You CAN Judge By Their Covers

“Don’t judge a book by its cover.” You’ve probably heard the saying a hundred times but when you’re skimming through our site or walking through your local library, don’t you find that the most eye-catching covers typically draw you in?

We’ve put together a list and we are encouraging you to judge these books by their covers. We also polled our Instagram and Facebook followers and can promise that all of these reads will bring style AND substance to your bookshelves.

The Immortalists

By Chloe Benjamin

This striking cover opens up to tell the captivating story of The four Gold children seeking out their futures from a traveling psychic in New York City. However, what they learn will forever alter their paths.


By Glennon Doyle

This one is sure to stick out on any shelf. With a cover as vibrant as this memoir, New York Times bestselling author, Glennon Doyle shares her own experiences while encouraging women to be unapologetic as they become their true selves.

The Sun is Also a Star

By Nicola Yoon

Another colorful, fun and eye-catching cover, The Sun is Also a Star tells the story of Natasha and Daniel as they fall into a very complicated romance.

Mae Among the Stars

By Roda Ahmed
Illustrated by Stasia Burrington

We couldn’t complete this list without including a children’s book featuring an “out of this world” cover. Mae Among the Stars is inspired by the life of Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman to travel in space.

The Ensemble

By Aja Gabel

This vibrant cover houses the story of four friends, Jana, Brit, Daniel and Henry. Follow along to see where their passion for classical music takes them.

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