Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Similar Covers: Three Sets of Familiar Covers

As soon as I saw the cover for When We Danced on Water by Evan Fallenberg (Harper Perennial, 2011), I immediately thought of Love and Biology at the Center of the Universe by Jennie Shortridge (NAL Trade, 2008), which I’ve already featured in a lookalike post. They are pretty similar, right?

And how about these two? The cover for The Free World by David Bezmozgis (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011) reminded me right away of Fits, Starts & Matters of the Heart: 28 True Stories of Love, Loss & Everything in Between (Freelance Success, 2010).

Finally, Suko pointed out this duo to me last week: Faith by Jennifer Haigh (Harper, 2011) and What We Have: One Family’s Inspiring Story about Love, Loss, and Survival by Amy Boesky (Gotham, 2010). And I’m pretty sure there are other covers out there that match these two...

None of these duos is an exact match, but they are still similar enough to cause confusion. Have you spotted any similar covers like these?

Edited to add:

Ha! I knew there was another cover that matched the duo above! It’s Happens Every Day: An All-Too-True Story by Isabel Gillies (Scribner, 2009). Thank you to Carrie (Nomadreader) for letting me know about this one!

And now I’ve found a fourth match: The Jade Cat by Suzanne Brøgger!

I’ve just found a fifth match: Pictures of the Past by Debi Eisenberg.


  1. They are definitely similar enough to cause confusion but at least they're different.

  2. Those are all new to me. It amazes me that you find so many similar covers

  3. The wall with framed photos also resembles the cover of It Happens Every Day, a memoir by Isabel Gillies.

  4. I cannot believe all these similar covers! Thanks for the mention.

  5. It's funny how the ones with tags have the same color scheme! But you know, I'm thinking I've seen that stack of suitcases somewhere else as well. Now I'll go crazy chasing that one down!