Let’s Talk Bookish: good covers vs. good plots

Hello!! I hope that you’re all having good weekends. Today, I went to a river with my family and some friends, which was really fun, but it’s overall been so hot!! Tomorrow, where I live, it’s supposed to get up to 113 degrees fahrenheit, and I am not at all excited. Anyways, this week’s LTB topic is Good covers vs. good plots, suggested by Krupali @ Musings of Souls.

Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly discussion post created by Rukky @ Eternity Books and is hosted by Rukky and Dani @ A Literary Lion! For this week’s topic, I’m going to talk about good covers vs good plots in books.

When you pick books to buy, what is more likely to sway you: a good cover or a good plot?

The plot of a book is definitely going to make me want to buy a book more, because what a book is about is a lot more important to me than what the book cover looks like.

However, when I’m in a library or bookstore, and just browsing, a really pretty book cover is more likely to draw my attention.


When you choose to unhaul books do you sometimes keep bad books if they’re pretty?

Usually when I get rid of books, it’s ones that I really didn’t like reading, or didn’t even didn’t even finish. I also sometimes get rid of unread books I have I don’t think I’ll get to anytime soon.

The cover of the book doesn’t really have anything to do about my decision to get rid of or keep a book. If I don’t like a book and don’t want to keep it, then I’ll get rid of it.

Do you love a book less if the cover is ugly even if the story is good?

The cover of a book really doesn’t make me love a book less or more. It can definitely add to the experience of a book, especially if the cover has art of the characters on it. But the cover of a book isn’t going to change my overall opinion of a book.

Do you like covers less if it turns out the story inside isn’t very interesting?

No. My thoughts on a cover aren’t going to change if I like a story less. There are books with absolutely incredible covers that I haven’t loved, and not liking a book as much doesn’t make me think less of the cover.

Would you rather have a shelf of good stories or beautiful covers?

Can I say both? I’d definitely prefer good stories, because what it comes down to is a bunch of books I’m reading, and if they’re all boring, then there’s not point in a shelf of books I don’t like, even if they are pretty.

A shelf of really pretty books would be great, but if I don’t even like reading any of them, I feel like there’s no point.

Some book covers I love!!


Wrapping this up…

I feel like this post ended up kind of boring for me. I didn’t have a lot of really interesting opinions on any of the questions, but I did have fun going through them!!

What do you prefer: good covers vs. good plots? What are some books you love with good covers? Chat with me in the comments below!

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