Books with Deceptively Awesome Covers

When the cover of a book is just way cooler than the inside.
1

by
3.57 avg rating — 3,916,999 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
2

by
3.69 avg rating — 1,176,676 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
3

by
3.52 avg rating — 1,199,028 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
4

by
3.70 avg rating — 1,107,727 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
5

by
3.36 avg rating — 53,206 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
6

by
3.74 avg rating — 245,322 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
7

by
3.64 avg rating — 510,587 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
8

by
3.80 avg rating — 32,275 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
9

by
3.52 avg rating — 525,502 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
10

by
4.21 avg rating — 586,035 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
11

by
3.74 avg rating — 408,120 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
12

by
really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 461,812 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
13

by
4.12 avg rating — 1,241,863 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
14

by
3.63 avg rating — 61,682 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
15

by
3.77 avg rating — 1,661,625 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
16

by
3.13 avg rating — 1,808 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
17

by
3.08 avg rating — 2,877 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
18

by
3.88 avg rating — 365,664 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
19

by
3.68 avg rating — 530,702 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
20

by
3.75 avg rating — 66,249 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
21

by
3.78 avg rating — 370,820 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
22

by
3.70 avg rating — 306,393 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
23

by
4.10 avg rating — 296,641 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
24

by
3.77 avg rating — 82,637 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
25

by
3.45 avg rating — 53,082 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
26

by
3.95 avg rating — 1,308,708 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
27

by
3.70 avg rating — 903 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
28

by
3.67 avg rating — 58,842 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
29

by
3.83 avg rating — 32,172 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
30

by
3.74 avg rating — 58,614 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
31

by
3.84 avg rating — 268,934 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
32

by
3.68 avg rating — 296,657 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
33

by
3.93 avg rating — 37,994 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
34

by
3.89 avg rating — 181,392 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
35

by
4.34 avg rating — 630,591 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
36

by
3.81 avg rating — 3,554 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
37

by
3.77 avg rating — 7,303 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
38

by
2.93 avg rating — 3,923 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
39

by
4.50 avg rating — 8 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
40

by
3.59 avg rating — 90,785 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
41

by
4.03 avg rating — 474,859 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
42

by
3.17 avg rating — 6,102 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
43

by
3.69 avg rating — 136,318 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
44

by
3.53 avg rating — 4,818 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
45

by
4.06 avg rating — 72,624 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
46

by
3.93 avg rating — 38,784 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
47

by
3.79 avg rating — 2,289 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
48

by
3.93 avg rating — 59 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
49

by
3.91 avg rating — 72,967 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
49

by
4.68 avg rating — 34 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
51

by
3.75 avg rating — 4,808 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
51

by
3.65 avg rating — 17,247 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
51

by
3.39 avg rating — 11,691 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
54

by
3.56 avg rating — 17,634 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
55

by
3.88 avg rating — 1,077,460 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
55

by
3.85 avg rating — 915,839 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
57

by
3.76 avg rating — 458,530 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
58

by
4.12 avg rating — 25,846 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
59

by
3.54 avg rating — 12,015 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
60

by
3.38 avg rating — 33,729 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
61

by
3.23 avg rating — 548 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
62

by
3.18 avg rating — 319 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
63

by
3.20 avg rating — 10,397 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
63

by
3.74 avg rating — 3,842 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
65

by
3.98 avg rating — 1,289 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
66

by
3.45 avg rating — 6,075 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
67

by
3.50 avg rating — 23,933 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
68

by
3.92 avg rating — 81,653 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
69

by
3.59 avg rating — 7,706 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
70

by
3.31 avg rating — 486 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
71

by
3.64 avg rating — 8,638 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
71

by
3.05 avg rating — 812 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
73

by
3.52 avg rating — 10,615 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
74

by
3.72 avg rating — 1,483 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
75

by
3.62 avg rating — 25,405 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
76

by
3.88 avg rating — 49,913 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
77

by
3.70 avg rating — 2,700 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
78

by
3.57 avg rating — 98 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
79

by
4.42 avg rating — 59,951 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
79

by
3.36 avg rating — 276 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
79

by
4.43 avg rating — 56 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
79

by
3.02 avg rating — 143 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
79

by
4.31 avg rating — 67 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
79

by
4.07 avg rating — 191,650 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
79

by
3.63 avg rating — 43,441 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
79

by
4.07 avg rating — 234,046 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
79

by
3.77 avg rating — 17,696 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
88

by
3.80 avg rating — 1,077 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
88

by
3.37 avg rating — 2,967 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
88

by
3.81 avg rating — 165,031 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
88

by
3.80 avg rating — 9,942 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
92

by
3.96 avg rating — 1,598 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
92

by
3.86 avg rating — 52,327 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
92

by
3.80 avg rating — 559 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
92

by
4.75 avg rating — 4 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
92

by
3.79 avg rating — 371,030 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
92

by
3.51 avg rating — 1,206,651 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
92

by
3.82 avg rating — 45,920 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
99

by
3.14 avg rating — 66 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
99

by
3.64 avg rating — 12,944 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
flag this list (?)
147 books · 229 voters · list created July 29th, 2008 by I am Bastet.
Tags: covers, worst
Lists are re-scored approximately every 5 minutes.


Jen 3030 books
70 friends
Nadir 384 books
23 friends
Emma 627 books
233 friends
Lisa 245 books
22 friends
R. 889 books
69 friends
Charity 1266 books
164 friends
Erin 574 books
60 friends
Kelly H. (Maybedog) 10439 books
430 friends

More voters…


Comments (showing 1-15 of 15) (15 new)

dateDown arrow    newest »

message 1: by Matt (new)

Matt I did not read all of these, but the ones I read fit the bill.
-Matt


message 2: by Kelly (new)

Kelly The Heart is a Lonely Hunter? I hated that book. Soo bored. No insight to speak of that I remember. I negative vote that one.


message 3: by Maureen (new)

Maureen Kelly, I am so with you there. I kept waiting for a reason to keep reading.


message 4: by Rob (new)

Rob I loved heart is a lonely hunter...I remember it as very powerful and moving and beautifully told. But that's what's great about this list! So many interesting books to investigate!


message 5: by Kelly (new)

Kelly I am not very suprised that Meyer's books were way up there. Why, the first time I saw one I thought, "Ohh..that one looks really sweet!" Hack. Sweet indeed, nothing but a bunch of flim-flam.


message 6: by [deleted user] (new)

Kelly wrote: "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter? I hated that book. Soo bored. No insight to speak of that I remember. I negative vote that one."

Bored me silly too and was unable to finish it. The only thing good about it is the title, LOL!




message 7: by Christin (new)

Christin Rob wrote: "I loved heart is a lonely hunter...I remember it as very powerful and moving and beautifully told. But that's what's great about this list! So many interesting books to investigate!"

The elegance of Carson McCuller's writing mesmerized me. She's a classic Southern novelist who created a wonderful book about love, family, and teenage angst. Never overdone, her subtle treatment of human emotion made this a classic. Yes, it was quite powerful.


message 8: by [deleted user] (new)

House of Night!! The covers were pretty good but the inside (shudder).


message 9: by Leah (new)

Leah submarine is great, what are you talking about? I will agree with you on Prep and The Luxe, I could literally feel the minutes of my life slipping away, never to be reclaimed.


message 10: by Derya (new)

Derya Last week, I was in my local bookstore, browsing for books, and I suddenly found myself examining "Breaking Dawn" Special Edition (Hardcover). It's an absolutely amazing-looking book, yet probably deceptively designed, just like the first “Twilight” book.


message 11: by Alex (new)

Alex Okay, do I agree with you on the Twilight series but the The Mortal Instruments and Shiver were great books with great covers.


message 12: by I am Bastet (new)

I am Bastet I agree with you on the Mortal Instrument series, Alex!


message 13: by Alex (new)

Alex Why thank you, Isis :)


message 14: by Paula Ann (new)

Paula Ann Murphy For anyone wanting to escape into a story and leave the world behind, Deception by Mary Jay is perfect. You'll feel as if you've entered into the world of Miranda and her constant battle with the future. I had the privilege of reading the first chapter and I've been on the edge of my seat for its release. Mary Jay's style of writing is remarkably captivating. Paula Ann


Emma Deplores Goodreads Censorship It's interesting to see how opinions vary - there are some covers on this list that I don't consider even approaching awesome, as well as books I think are great on the inside too!


back to top




Anyone can add books to this list.