Fox & Wit Weekly Book Recommendations: 6 Not Cover Buys for Fab Reads

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Every week we'll put together a list of book recommendations which you can find here on our blog but also our instagram @foxandwit if you'd like to give us a follow!

We all judge a book by its cover whether we want to admit it or not. This post is not meant to shame any designer or cover artists involved. This is simply highlighting books that I personally think are fantastic reads, but the covers might not appeal to most people otherwise.

Please refrain from attacking any of the covers as we never know who sees a public blog post on this account. With that being said, this week's recommendations are 6 not cover buys for fab reads.


The City Beautiful by Aden Polydoros

Into the Bloodred Woods by Martha Brockenbrough


The Winter King by C.L. Wilson

Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier


And lastly,

A Heart in a Body in the World by Deb Caletti

The Brightest Star in Paris.


A Heart in a Body in the World is my favorite book on this entire list. I avoided reading it because the cover was not it for me AND the title is frankly terrible. I had received this ARC and had tried giving it away four times, but no one wanted it either. So, I thought "you know what? I'm just gonna read it" and it is, to this day, one of my favorite books. I loved it so much that I taught it in my classroom to my college students for three years (the perk of being a literature professor is you get to force your favorite books upon people.) And guess what? They loved it as well. It's such an incredibly powerful book and I hope that you step outside your comfort zone and give it a read.


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