Top images on covers of books

Somebody counts up and puts these lists together...


1. Scary silhouette man.









Must be a: Pacy, hard-hitting thriller for holidaying dads.




2. Woman holding a birdcage for some reason.









Must be a: Spooky period tale in the Woman In Black vein.




3. Man lurking by fence.









Must be an: Atmospheric crime novel, featuring a hard-bitten and psychologically complex detective.




(Add fog, for period effect).













4. Woman in long white dress.









Must be a: Novel aimed at women. But with literary pretensions. Definitely not chick lit.




5. Woman in long backless dress.










Must be a: Tale of high-society intrigue (and just a hint of naughtiness) set in the ’20s/’30s.




6. Bloke with sword.









Must be a: Fantasy epic. Part of a long, long series.




7. Bloke in hood.









Must be a: Same again, but featuring some kind of wizard/magical monk.




8. Bloke wearing hood and carrying sword.









Must be a: Fantasy yet again, but this time with a ninja/samurai element.




9. Woman looking out over water.









Must be a: Wistful tale of love, loss and regret, which your mum will read in the bath.




10. Shadowy man walking into the distance.









Must be a: “Taut thriller”, according to Richard And Judy’s Book Club.




11. Woman with luggage.












Must be a: Forgettable airport novel featuring a bland and materialistic married couple going through difficulties.




12. Woman’s legs.












Must be an: Intermittently humorous book about a quirky and self-deprecating woman’s quest to have lots of hot sex.




13. Lots of black and red. Gothic font.












Must be a: Twilight wannabe.




14. Pink and sparkly.












Must be a: Chick-lit romp, which has sold in unimaginable quantities.




15. High heels, muted tones.












Must be a: Shameless Fifty Shades of Grey rip-off.




16. Jewellery, muted tones.












Must be a: Same again, but with more romance, less bondage.




17. Child’s sad face, handwriting-style font.












Must be a: Misery memoir, supposedly based on real life.




18. Spooky road to nowhere.












Must be a: No-nonsense page-turner, for which the film rights have almost certainly already been sold.




19. Just some leaves.









Must be: Vaguely related to nature. Very much a “will this do?” Father’s Day gift.


Any favourite book covers? (Other than the above.)