Friday, November 4, 2011

If These Books Were Judged By Their Covers : Let Me Hear Your Body Talk

 I love a good contemporary novel and as I browse the shelves I noticed a trend. Legs ! Shoes ! Calves ! Body parts have become cover hallmarks and why not ? They give you something to look at while still letting you imagine the characters face.

Classic Leg Pop

Remember that scene in the Princess Diaries movie where Mia talks about her leg popping on her first kiss ? Well, these covers got the message. Notice that the girls is almost always on the left  and she usually appears shorter than the man.

More Leg Room

If the foot doesn't pop, covers use legs  to convey other emotions from dislike, flirtiness and joy !

Hand It Over
Some covers have even moved up from just legs to legs and hand holding. What is more couple-like than that ?

Let's Face It
Fret not ! People on covers aren't just disembodied parts. It seems a new trend has done a way with pretenses and  includes full faces. And I have to admit, for me  it is a little jarring when you first see a full on face and body on a book cover.

So, what are your favorite couple covers ? Have you seen any full body/face covers recently ?


  1. I love this post! haha I love the leg popping and legs and hand holding? Awww. I especially love the Catching Jordan cover. As for covers with full body images, what about Shatter Me? O_O

  2. I am definitely a sucker for the random body part pictures on the cover. Legs, hands, backs (like the Gemma Doyle trilogy). I hadn't thought about it, but you're right - there are practically no books with a full body, front-facing shot. The only one I've read/added to my TBR list lately is Lola and the Boy Next Door. Audition and The Beginning of After are close. They are both full-body, but they aren't facing the front. Interesting!

    I'm going to keep this in mind next time I'm book shopping, haha.


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