Let’s Talk Bookish – Good Plots vs Good Covers

Hi everyone, I hope you are all doing well! As it is once again Friday, it is time for another Let’s Talk Bookish edition. Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books and Dani @ Literary Lion. This weeks topic is all about plot vs cover, dun dun dun!

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

When I buy books, I am more likely to be swayed by an interesting plot than a pretty cover, but that is not always the case. Most of the time, I have to admit that I go to the bookstore knowing what I want to pick up based on recommendations but not always. But when I am just going on a random wander to the bookstore, a pretty cover will draw me in but the plot will make me purchase.

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

I wouldn’t say that I keep hold of bad books, but I keep hold of books that I didn’t love because they are special editions. I own a couple of Fairyloot books that I probably would unhaul if they weren’t so gorgeous, and I didn’t pay quite a bit of money for them. If they aren’t special edition, I will unhaul them as I would much rather fill the space with books that I love.

Do you love a book less if the cover is ugly even if the story is good? Do you like covers less if it turns out the story inside isn’t very interesting?

I always try to think of the plot and covers separately because I have read some incredible books that have bad covers and vice versa. I think I am more likely to start disliking a cover if I don’t like the contents of the book than I am to dislike a book because of the cover.

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

I would much rather have a set of bookshelves with some amazing books on that I always want to reread than have a set of bookshelves with lots of pretty books on them. I always think that I am the only person who will look at my bookshelves daily, so I have to be happy with the books on there, and books that I would want to reread makes me happy.

There you have my opinions of the plot vs cover debate! Let me know in the comments what you think!

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