While my bookshelf is a testament to the fact that I don’t usually judge books by their covers, I am occasionally guilty of buying books solely based on their gorgeous covers.

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Fortunately, this practice has not been extremely disastrous. I started the Magonia duology (by Maria Dahvana Headley) only because one fine day, my eyes fell upon this extraordinary cover. The same goes for books like Six of Crows duology (by Leigh Bardugo), The Name of the Star series (by Maureen Johnson), and Beautiful Broken Things ( as pictured above, by Sara Barnard).

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That is not to say, however, that I did not find myself spending my time reading mediocre (or worse) books, because of my coverlust. Books like Frostfire (by Amanda Hawking), Anatomy of a Misfit (by Andrea Portes), or One Hundred Names (by Cecilia Ahern) do not live up to their beautiful covers.

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All in all, as long as you do not let the cover of a book prevent you from reading it, all’s well that ends well :)