We have hashed our way through conversations of judging a book by its cover. Been there… done that… still happening…
BUT – today my question is what about the title or cover. Have you ever passed on a book because of its title? Or because of the author? OR… have you picked up a book because of the title or author?
I have two examples of skipping (or almost skipping) books because of titles. One I talked about a week ago when I linked on to Home Girl’s Blog and her subject on book confessions. The book I talked about there was Leave It To Cleavage by Wendy Wax. If it were not for my book club it would have been a no to me on both accounts. No to the title…. and the authors name just added to my resounding no. Well – I did read the book for book club and found it to be a light, clean, chick lit read that did make me laugh.
Judgement #2 was Good In Bed By Jennifer Weiner. This one I did not read…. because of the title. The book club did read it and said it was a wonderful book and had a good story to it about an overweight woman struggling with body image.
As for judging a book by its author, Lori in my book club would not read Nora Roberts. Thought she was a terrible author and had no interest in her books. I told Lori she had to read the The Three Sisters Trilogy by Nora…. at least book one, Dance Upon The Air. She begrudgingly did – and loved all three of the books in this series.