Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Similar Covers: The Grass Is Always Green(er)

A couple of weeks ago I came across a post at the new Entertainment Weekly blog, Shelf Life, entitled “Lookalike Book Covers: High on Grass,” which features five covers with people, animals or things on a grass background (which they claim was inspired by the paperback cover for Tom Perrotta’s novel Little Children), as well as six more mock grassy covers. Then a week later, Kay at The Infinite Shelf posted six similar covers in a post entitled “On the Grass” (with only one overlap, Secrets to Happiness by Sarah Dunn). Since I’d been collecting such covers since last spring, I thought I’d share the remaining ones I’ve found...

The Vast Fields of Ordinary by Nick BurdSleepaway Girls by Jen Calonita
The End of the Alphabet by CS RichardsonJinx by Meg Cabot

They are: The Vast Fields of Ordinary by Nick Burd, Sleepaway Girls by Jen Calonita, The End of the Alphabet by CS Richardson and the Brazilian translation of Jinx by Meg Cabot.

Have you spotted any other similar grassy covers? I bet there are more out there!


  1. I guess most people find the thought of laying on the grass pleasant - I don't since I'm allergic to grass and would be itching like crazy!

  2. I like lying on grass personally, but I'm odd. Love these cover posts.

  3. hello... hapi blogging... have a nice day! just visiting here....

  4. Wow! I hadn't seen EW's article. That's some great look alike there. I knew there were many, but I hadn't realize it was THAT many. It's even greater that you've managed to find even more! I like Sleepaway Girls, it's cute to have a luggage instead of someone on the grass. Jinx's Brazilian translation is so different from the original!

  5. I love posts that point out similar or even identical covers! It's as if they sit around saying, oh wow, that one sold; we'll use it too!

  6. There's a whole lot of green there! :) Have a great vacation!


  7. You've got such a great eye for this!!! I'm going to start posing my animals and send the photos to the publishing companies...who knows maybe I'll strike it rich LOL!!!