Let me preface this post by saying, "No. I am not going to tell you the book to which I'm referring." I will say that it is not a recent release. At all. Like not in the last ten years. The author is one I respect and admire. She's a fabulous writer. It's a great book.
It's a horrible cover. (Like, cheesetastically bad. Even ten years ago.)
I picked the book up this week in the library because I've enjoyed some of her more recent work. And I know you shouldn't judge a book by its cover. But it pains me. To the point that I lay the book on my nightstand facedown. How many people passed this book over because of its dust jacket? It looks like an afternoon special exploded all over it.
Oh, but the story! It's wonderful. Hooked me from the first page and never let go.
I don't really have a point to this post today. But I am curious ***without naming any titles or authors*** have you ever almost walked away from a treasured book based on an ugly cover?