A Case of the Blues

So I was lazily reading (by lazily, I mean it — I’m still such a slow reader from last month) one day this month when I noticed a little curious thing.

It seems like I have a case of the blues.


Check out the print books I’ve finished reading lately:

Blue, blue, blue, blue, blue

Okay, Ender’s Game isn’t exactly that blue like the others, but the cover has dark blue tones. But look at all the blue! Even the ebooks I’ve been reading have (mostly) blue covers:

Wonder by R.J. PalacioFreshman Year and Other Unnatural Disasters by Meredith Zeitlin

Have you ever noticed that with what you’re reading? I don’t pay huge attention to covers, but this is pretty cool how I seem to gravitate towards blue covers. Not that the blueness really means much to the stories in the books. There may be a psychology in this, with how there seem to be more blue-toned covers out there, right? Is it because it presents stability (as this infographic says)?

Of course there’s a part of me that makes me want to break this record of blues. I suddenly find the color of the cover affects how I’m choosing the next book I want to read. Just to break the color consistency.

So how about pink? :)

Tada! Pink!

3 Thoughts on “A Case of the Blues

  1. Is that the correct image for the pink-covered books? Because I’m seeing the same blue books (or is it just me?). :)

  2. It’s kind of funny to me that I find the one that is pink off-putting. Like if I had to read something in that stack of books, I’d pick ALL the blues before the pink. I like when people do studies on color associations. I think the blue is comforting? Either way, you have some great books, there. I can’t wait to see what they do with the Ender’s Game movie!

  3. This happens to me all the time–how weird! I sometimes change what I’m going to read next based on whether I’ve had too many black & red books recently…which just happened, hah. I’m so glad I’m not the only weird one, though!

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

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