A friend gave me the award winning The Whaleboat House by Mark Mills (which started out as Amagansett before it was republished with the new title). This was lucky for me because I loved it but would have never picked it up based on either of its titles or the dreary brown cover.
Almost all the best books I’ve read have been suggested by friends. What about you? How do you chose a book? A friend’s recommendation? A review? The title? An award of some sort? Or do you judge a book by its cover? I’d love to hear your thoughts, especially as we’re now coming up to designing the cover for Killer Shoeshine 😉
Finally, a HUGE thanks to all for your thoughts on the title for my new novel. You’ve been very helpful. We are leaning towards “Killer Shoeshine” but this may change before or even after it’s published! Meanwhile, as a thank you for your input we put your names into a hat and Juliet Wilson’s came out!
Well done, Juliet (AKA CraftyGreenPoet)! You win a copy of The Blue Suitcase or Food of Ghosts, paperback or ebook!