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Random Thoughts: Amazing book covers

I saw this feature on a blog a few months ago and thought it was clever. I enjoyed looking at the pictures and imagining them as book covers. I couldn't help but wonder what type of book might be created based on the images.

So here is my version of that post/meme. I do wish I knew who started it so I could give proper credit, but I think I stumbled on it by chance. If anyone knows, please leave me a comment so I can give credit to where it is due.

So, right now I am all about the mermaid books. In fact, it's my summer goal to read as many mermaid books as I possibly can. Look at some of these amazing pictures I found on Pinterest. Wouldn't they make fabulous book covers for a mermaid book?

 These pictures look so tragic to me. I just see untimely death and then transformation. Sounds like a good plot, right?
 mermaid  Mermaid bride

I think these would make great covers! I can imagine a contemporary type book with a main character that doesn't realize she is part mermaid.

:) mermaid. Underwater Surfer mermaid

Anyone else imagine a Hans Christian Andersen style story with this cover? It is so beautiful.


This is my favorite! Wouldn't this make an amazing book cover? Could you imagine the story?



  1. Pretty book covers, I'd already thought these were covers, but they aren't. They are so pretty!

  2. I love the second to last one: the red-head with the spiny back. I love when mermaids totally don't look human, and can even look scary! This is a great feature :)

  3. My favorite is the one with the dress and the purple flowers! It's so pretty!

  4. @Bekka... The spiny back mermaid picture is actually a true piece of art. It's a print I found on Pinterest. I think it's gorgeous!

    @Delilah-- oddly enough, that one is called "Mermaid wedding." I am amazed by the underwater shots. I would love to know how the photographs make those pictures so perfect looking.

  5. Oh wow! I think you should do this regularly. I would say I'd do it with you, but I don't have any days that are always free. I'm working towards it!
    It is definitely the summer for merpeople! I think I like the redhead the best but that bottom one is shockingly beautiful, too. I can imagine a scuba diver, diving a shipwreck and looking in a porthole and seeing that. What would happen? Would he drown? Use up all his air, would she yank his tank off? Oh the possibilities....


  6. Exactly, Heather! The ideas are endless. I am so using this idea next year for writing lessons. I can't wait to see what my students come up with!

    I am seriously loving the idea of the evil merperson/sea creature. Yanking the scuba tank off... so dark and twisted. It goes well with the summer of mermaids.

    And I wish I could remember who does this feature, so I could give proper credit! But I think I will throw some more out there. Wait until you see the fairy pictures!

  7. Oh these are great! I'd love to see the first, 3rd, or last one as a new cover for Of Poseidon.

  8. Hi , where did you find that last photo. I would like to look at more of they're photos and make some inquiries .


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