Because no matter the book's summary blurb, author, or marketing, there's no doubt that many of us are drawn in by a pretty cover.  And the great ones are hard not to notice.  I'm admittedly not immune to wonderfully crafted book covers and have fallen prey to them time and time again.


Cover Crush is a feature originally thought up by Erin at Flashlight Commentary.  Every Thursday, she publishes a post featuring a book jacket/book cover that she really likes with a short commentary about it.  I discovered this weekly feature via It's a Mad Mad World here at Booklikes and decided to join in the fun!




I flip-flopped for the longest time before finally deciding which of my favorite covers to show case for my first Cover Crush post.  So here it is:



The cover for The Housekeeper and the Professor was always a personal favorite, ever since the day I walked by it in a store and just had to stop and look.  If there's a cover that definitely drew my attention out of the blue, this one would have been one of the best representatives.


The image gives me a sense of beauty and simplicity, even with all the complicated math equations and symbols floating around in the background--which, in a way, kind of reminds me of the professor in this book.  Math has become his life and the only grasp he has to reality and the only way he knows how to relate with anyone at all, ever since an accident left him with the short term memory of 80 minutes before everything starts over for him.


It's a beautifully sweet and simple story.  And this is a very beautifully sweet and simple cover illustration.