I don't know if anybody else does a post where they post their favourite book covers on a regular basis. If they do, I'M SORRY and I do not mean to steal your idea. But I am a relative newbie to the book blogosphere and I have yet to explore it all.
Either way. I thought once a month or so I'd post my favourite book covers, why I like them, reccomend the book, share them with the world or some such things. And of course categorize them. Cheesy covers, blue covers, spotty covers, covers with models, minimalist covers, etc. etc. I thought I'd start with some truly beautiful/pretty/gorgeous covers.
So. Let it begin. But first: Presume that all these mentioned are given their UK covers. Because I live there, they're generally (and slightly obviously) the covers I get.
Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen-and anything else by Sarah Dessen. I love her covers just because of, well, their sort of simplicity at a first look, but when you look closer, you see they're bursting with stuff that relates to the book. And more often than not the books are just as wonderful. Though the formula is sort of similar in all her books (girl+boy+life changing summer=pretty much anything by Miss Dessen (except Dreamland, in which case it's girl+boy+abusive relationship), it's good fun. It's nice to read a romance novel without vampires and creepy things lurking round every corner (I'll rant about urban fantasy later). This is the first of her books I read and I loved it. I read it in about two days.