June 22, 2015

Cover Characteristic: Cars

This meme is hosted by Sugar & Snark.

Each week we will post a characteristic and choose 5 of our favourite covers with that characteristic.

This week's characteristic is cars. So, here are my picks:

5. A Prayer for Owen Meany (1989) by John Irving

Book cover for A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

This isn't actually the well-known cover for this book, but I rather like it. The old truck in front of the barn creates an amazing image.

Book cover of We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live by Joan Didion

This is a collection of the author's nonfiction. I like very much this cover, especially the colour.

3. The Long Goodbye (1953) by Raymond Chandler

Book cover for The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler

Philip Marlowe has always been one of my favourite detectives. So, when I saw that this week's characteristic was cars this cover came into my mind. I like that it shows only a detail of the car, it suits a mystery novel.

2. Mobile Library (2015) by David Whitehouse

Book Cover of the novel Mobile Library by David Whitehouse

What an amazing cover is this! I love the colours, I love the books that are shaped like birds.

1. The Hundred-Year House (2014) by Rebecca Makkai

Book cover for The Hundred-Year House by Rebecca Makkai

Ok, the car is on the background but this cover is gorgeous! 

What are your favourite book covers with cars on them?


  1. I haven't heard of either of them but the covers for Mobile Library and The Hundred Year House make me want to read them! They're really beautiful.

    1. They are indeed very beautiful! I love bright colours :)

  2. This is such a clever idea for a feature - I LOVE talking about book covers! I completely agree with you about Mobile Library's cover - the colors are so eye-catching, and the avian books are brilliant.

    1. Yes, there are some amazing covers out there! I believe that all of us have bought some books only because they have gorgeous covers. :)

  3. The Hundred Year House is totally the winner. Have you read it? I'm really intrigued merely because of the cover :)

    1. I hope I'll soon review it! Its cover is gorgeous :)

  4. the cover for mobile library is so original!!!!!! I love it!!!!!

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  6. Lets try this again...Love the cover for A Prayer for Owen Meany. Anything with a old barn on it is a winner for me. The old pickup was a plus. I read this book years ago. The cover was not nearly as pretty as this version. Thank for sharing!
    New follower via GFC.


    1. Thank you!

      I liked this cover the moment I saw it!I'm glad you like it as well :)

  7. I love the cover of Mobile Library



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