Cover Love: part 58 – Eiffel Tower

They say you can never have a second chance to make a good first impression. A book’s cover does just that – gives a first impression. A good cover can make a reader pick up a book. A bad cover can leave the book at the very bottom of a dusty pile.

The covers of novels entice the reader to enter a different world. Covers are, after all, the way the publisher ‘hooks‘ the reader into choosing one book over countless others.

In my 58th installment of ‘Cover Love‘, I’d like to show you books that feature the Eiffel Tower on their covers. I chose this topic partly as a way to celebrate France winning the World Cup Soccer match.  I chose just a small sampling of the myriad books with the Parisian icon on the cover. These cover a wide range of genres – from historical fiction, literary fiction, women’s fiction, thrillers, and more.

Some of the following books I’ve already read,
some are on my ‘to read’ list,
and some I chose only for their covers.

Some, perhaps, will now be on your TBR!

Just click on the cover to read the book’s synopsis from Goodreads.
You might just find your next favorite book!

Are you tempted by any of these covers?
Have you read one of these titles and absolutely LOVED it?

Please let me know in the comments.

If you have a few minutes, visit any of the previous installments of
Cover Love – some of which I’ve updated recently.

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About Fictionophile

Fiction reviewer ; Goodreads librarian. Retired library cataloger - more time to read! Loves books, gardening, and red wine. I have been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I review titles offered by Edelweiss, and participate in blog tours with TLC Book Tours.
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36 Responses to Cover Love: part 58 – Eiffel Tower

  1. I’m reading the Rutherford book now. But you missed a couple. To Capture what we Cannot Keep by Beatrice Colin is one that comes to mind right away!

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  2. luvtoread says:

    I love these posts of yours! They are so much fun and this one really put me in the mood to read a book set in Paris. Here are two more covers for your list: Death at the Paris Exposition by Frances McNamara – it shows the base of the tower which gives a different view of the tower normally seen on covers; and also The Rain Watcher by Tatiana de Rosnay – this one looks a bit more standard with the Eiffel Tower off in the distance.
    What a great post! 🙂

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  3. Holly B / Dressedtoread says:

    For some reason I’m attracted to these covers with the Eiffel Tower! Probably because I love a Paris setting. I’ve read Nightingale and The Little Bookshop in Paris and enjoyed both.

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  5. I’m tempted by all these covers and have read two of them!

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  6. Maygin Reads says:

    I hadn’t even realized that there was the Eiffel Tower in the cover of The Nightingale. Great post!!

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  7. carhicks says:

    I never would have thought there were that many covers with the Eiffel Tower on it. I am sure there are probably many more. I have read three of them and have a couple on my TBR. I am also going to check out some of the other ones, specifically The Days of Winter, The Mask Carver’s Son and The French War Bride. Another great addition to your series. You surprise me each week with what you come up with Lynne.

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  8. I have read only one of these (The Little Paris Bookshop) and I did NOT absolutely love it. 😦

    The biggest problem with this post, I would think, would have been to decide which of the thousands of books out right now with the Eiffel Tower on the cover to exclude! It’s must be one of the top 3 widely recognized cultural icons in the world.

    And to think that when Gustave Eiffel designed the tower for the 1889 World’s Fair, many Parisians detested it!

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    • True enough Debbie. “The little Paris bookshop” is a title that I got from NetGalley some time ago – that I have not YET read and reviewed. I hope I enjoy it more that you did…

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  9. Really enjoyed seeing all those covers. The one that captured my attention most was To Capture What We Cannot Keep. Downloaded a sample. Is this one that you’ve already read?

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  10. Fictionquest says:

    I understand exactly what you are talking about.

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  11. Sandra says:

    This has to be one of my favourites in this series, Lynne. I’d happily read my way through the lot!

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  12. That is a lot of covers with the Eiffel Tower, way more than I expected.
    I really liked the cover of the Blue Bath though.

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  13. Carrie Rubin says:

    I haven’t read any of them, but j’adore the Eiffel Tower! I’ve heard The Nightingale is really good.

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    • I’ve never been to Paris, nor have I read any of these titles. (that is probably a first for one of my Cover Love posts as I usually include several that I’ve read) This time I chose them only for their covers and there are only four of them that are on my TBR. “The little Paris Bookshop”, “Paris”, “The Nightingale”, and “The days of winter”.

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  14. Gosh what some great looking covers! Might just have to add them to my list Lynne!

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  15. Martie says:

    Wow that’s a lot of Paris books. I’ve been there once. So wonderful.

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  16. I absolutely adore Eiffel Tower!! Never seen it in reality, but any book that have Paris vibes in it is soo magical!! ❤ Added a few books in my TBR from your list 😀

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  17. The cover of The Afterlife of Stars definitely appealed to me the most out of them all but the blurb… not so much! I’ll add it to my TBR list and pick it up if I ever see a copy. Fab post!

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