judging books by the cover

Judging Books By Their Covers: October 2019 Releases Edition

The old saying goes “Don’t judge a book by the cover” but that’s what we are here to do. 

I am terribly sorry that I went missing – life just got in the way! So this post is a tiny bit late, but I am back and I promise to be more present on here. If I ever go MIA, you can always find me on Twitter where I am constantly complaining.

Every month, I pick some books with pretty covers and then I show the ones with best blurbs to you.
Basically, I spend a lot of time on Netgalley, and scouring the Internet for new releases, so I am gonna do that, but pick the books based on their cover. Then I’ll read the blurbs and pick my favorites and then I share them with all of you!

So the basic formula of this post is pretty books meets new releases I am excited about

So many pretty books this month! Let’s get into it!

1. Burn it Down: Women Writing By Anger edited by Lily Dancyger

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The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls

Release Date: October 8th

Why I love the cover: This is such a simplistic yet striking cover. I really love the way matches were used to work with the title, and I love the progression of the burnt matches, it looks really cool but it also makes sense for the title and the theme of the book, which I always loved.

Why I love the blurb: This is is an essay collection by many different female authors who are writing about anger. The essays explore how angry women are perceived in the public and how women themselves deal with anger and perceive anger in themselves. I think this will be absolutely amazing.

2. Salt Slow by Julia Armfield

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The City in the Middle of the Night

Release Date: October 8th

Why I love the cover: I am obsessed with this cover. I love the green and the blue tones, and I really love the little pink dots. My favorite thing about this is probably the edges, I think they really elevate the already gorgeous cover.

Why I love the blurb: This is exactly my kind of short story collection. It’s recommended for fans of Carmen Maria Machado (and that’s me!) and it explores women’s experiences in society, their bodies, isolation and obsession. There are stories about men turning into stones and women becoming insects, but the book essentially blends the mythical and the real, which is one of my favorite things and I am sure I’ll love this one.

3. Escaping Exodus by Nicky Drayden

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The Lost Night

Release Date: October 15th

Why I love the cover: We are not worthy of this cover. It’s absolutely stunning and I want to hang it up on my wall. Plus, this is probably my favorite color scheme and the illustration is just so lovely and flowy and I love it.

Why I love the blurb: Nicky Drayden’s books always get such high praise in the Sci-Fi community, so I am super excited to check this one out. It’s an Afrofuturist story, and it follows a space crew that lives inside a space-beast that is I think transformed into a spaceship? Maybe? I am not sure, but it also follows two women from different castes and I think it’s gonna be epic and cool and weird, which makes me so excited.

4. It Would Be Night in Caracas by Karina Sainz Borgo

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Immoral Code

Release Date: October 15th

Why I love the cover: This cover is really unsettling but it’s also quite elegant and beautiful, which I always love as a combination. I also really adore the title of this book and the way it looks on the cover.

Why I love the blurb: This book is set in Caracas, Venezuela and it follows one woman’s desperate battle to survive in modern Venezuela, while the country falls into chaos and anarchy. The blurb promises many twists and turns and hopefully it’s a story about a woman and her experience but also a depiction of the political climate in Venezuela. It sounds super intriguing and I am excited to check it out.

5. From Hell to Breakfast by Meghan Tiftt

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That Time I Loved You: Stories

Release Date: October 22nd

Why I love the cover: I am truly obsessed with this cover. I think it’s a gorgeous design and I love the way these paintings work together. I really love it so much, and it’s one of my absolute faves on the list.

Why I love the blurb: This is the most experimental pick on this list and I urge you to go and read the full synopsis on Goodreads because this book is fully bonkers. It follows a woman called Lucinda who is dating a guy that may or may not be Dracula. He definitely thinks he is and sleeps in coffins and drinks blood. In the meantime, Lucinda has written a play, that is being put on by two siblings that she met at the smoothie shop she works in. It’s super weird and it’s set in an alternate small town America, where everything is super strange, but also not really. I think this book sounds epic and I am really surprised I haven’t seen anything about it. It has like one review, but it sounds like it can be really awesome.

addAnd those are this month’s pretty new releases. Let me know your favorite one and as always, let me know about pretty books you found recently!



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