Reading Challenge Month: Judge a Book By Its Cover Week!!

challenge month 2017 copyHi everyone! I can’t believe we are entering our final week of this year’s Reading Challenge Month! It always seems to go so fast! If you want more details on the event itself, including specifics on how to enter to win some amazing prizes, check out the kick off post.

This week is Judge a Book By Its Cover Week! For this challenge, we are reading books that we chose because we love the cover. This is another challenge voted in by our readers and I am really excited for it. I love good cover art and for me at least, a gorgeous cover can really make me pick up a book. So I am looking forward to seeing what everyone chooses and finding out whether the insides live up to the outsides!


We have another fabulous prize this week, this time sponsored by Interlude Press.

welcome to crashInterlude has donated a great prize pack for one lucky winner, including a signed, print copy of Not Your Villian, and e-book copies of some of their award winning books!

Not Your Villain (Sidekick Squad #2), advance reader copy signed by author C.B. Lee

Award Winners:

  • Idlewild by Jude Sierra (Kirkus Best Books of 2016)
  • Luchador by Erin Finnegan (Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2016; Foreword INDIES Book of the Year, Gold: Romance; finalist: LGBT, Multicultural)
  • Into the Blue by Pene Henson (Lambda Literary Award, Gay Romance; Foreword INDIES finalist: Romance)
  • Hold By Rachel Davidson Leigh (Tofte-Wright Children’s Literature Award)
  • In the Present Tense by Carrie Pack (Foreword INDIES Bronze, Science Fiction; finalist: LGBT
  • Sweet by Alysia Constantine (Foreword INDIES Honorable mention, LGBT; finalist: Romance)

Antisocial Cover ImageAward Finalists:

  • Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee (Lambda Literary Award finalist)
  • Sideshow by Amy Stilgenbauer (Foreword INDIES, LGBT)
  • The King & the Criminal by Charlotte Ashe (Foreword INDIES, Fantasy, LGBT)
  • Black Dust by Lynn Charles (Foreword INDIES, Romance)

And remember all entries throughout the month qualify you for the grand prize sponsored by Dreamspinner Press. They are giving away a Kindle Fire loaded with some great releases!

What We Are Reading

Here is what we are reviewing this week for the challenge:

depth of fieldMonday

  • Depth of Field by Riley Hart
  • Captive by Jex Lane


  • Antisocial by Heidi Culllinan


  • Welcome to Crash by Lina Langley
  • Circle by Garrett Leigh


  • That Doesn’t Belong Here by Dan Ackerman
  • Heir of Locksley by N.B. Nixon
  • Match Day by Mercy Celeste

Be sure to check out these reviews and to leave comments on the post for entries. Plus, read along with us and share a mini review on Friday to earn even more entries!

Thanks! And have a great week!


  1. I’m going to read Fishy Riot by Lindsey Black – the fish circle and green colour caught my eye!

  2. I have two ‘candidates’. I actually have finished one already (it’s a novella) and the other one is not only having such gorgeous cover (as most books with Natascha Snow’s covers are *lol*) but I’ve been WANTING to read this one for a while but it was buried on my TBR

    1) Making Love (by Aidan Wayne), F/F, cute adorable pink cover (Riptide publishing)
    2) Peter Darling (by Austin Chant), M/M, gorgeous blue with black figure in the middle (NineStar Press)

  3. The month is flying by! Looks like another good week.

  4. I really should sponsor this event!

    Judge a Book by its Gay Cover

  5. Yes, it’s so hard to believe how fast the month is going by. My pick for this category will be Sand and Ruin and Gold by Alexis Hall.

  6. I am going to read the Castaway Prince by Isabelle Adler as my cover choice. I was hoping to read Antisocial also, but I am reading Tender With A Twist by Annabeth Albert, so I may run short on time.

  7. I hope I can make it this week, but work is getting in the middle. I’m planing on reading Cemeteries by Moonlight by Hunter Frost

  8. I’m going to read When All the World Sleeps by by Lisa Henry/ J.A. Rock
    I wish there was a way to post the covers in the comments because I’m going to be looking all of these up!

    • Oh good choice! I adore this book!

      And yes, I wish there was a way to upload images in the comments. I am going to have to look to see if it is doable for Friday. If not, I’ll try to load them as people mention them.

  9. James Escol says:

    I’m currently reading The Ghost of Buxton Manor by Jonathan Ferrara which piqued my interest when I’ve first seen its cover before, which I found intriguing AND I’m loving it so far. ?

  10. I’ll try AUTOBOYOGRAPHY by Christina Lauren–quite the pretty, swoony image!

  11. Wow! i can’t believe that the reading challence month is almost over it flew by so fast. I have added some great books on my TBR list and i even bought a few already so i’m all good this upcoming autumn 😉

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