Book by its cover

I wanted to share some of my favourite books of all time (kind of “name-seven-books-who-changed-your-life”). I hope the diversity of these covers will tempt you to read them or at least will make you curious about their “inside world”. I am very sensitive to a nice cover: it can be an illustration, an abstract picture, a colorful background… I know we are told to “never judge a book by its cover” but I came to this conclusion that books usually are like people: the first impression is always (almost) the right one. I am not talking about the “physical” aspect but about the “attitude” and the feeling you have when you first see them. Books I mean, don’t mislead me (happy blink). In case you were looking for something to read, pick up one of these books and you won’t be disappointed, trust me on this.

  • East of Eden (1952), John Steinbeck.

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  • The Master of Ballantrae (1889), Robert Louis Stevenson.

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  • Geschwister Tanner (1907), Robert Walser.

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  • The Master and Margarita (written between 1928 and 1940), Mikhaïl Boulgakov.

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  • Chaleur du sang (posthum), Irène Némirovsky.

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  • Verwirrung der Gefühle (1927), Stefan Zweig.

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  • The Woman in white (1859), Wilkie Collins.

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