Welcome to The Book & Cover!
Hello there, you.
We are Audrey DeWild and Emily Lilley. You might know us from our other book-related endeavor, The Year of Agatha. That project, which began with an idea to read all of Agatha Christie’s books in 2016, and blossomed into fun and friendships from Instagram to Cambridge University, is ongoing (because our love for Agatha is never ending), but we wanted a chance to share our love for new authors as well. And thus, you find yourself here at The Book & Cover.
The Book & Cover is a second blog and set of social media accounts where we will each review and recommend books by current authors and share more gorgeous cover art along the way (because we are obsessed)! Each of us will be reading, reviewing, and recommending a book each month, either a new release or a book newly released in paperback (listen, we're all on a bit of a book budget and sometimes we just gotta wait for that PB!). You might already know us, but if we’re just getting acquainted, here’s our deal: We're not here to be snobby about what's cool to read, to pretend we know more than professional authors about how a good book is composed, or to ruin your experience of reading a book with silly spoilers. Since our previous project branded us openly as book people (#pointofpride), we get asked all the time what we're reading now, and what we can recommend folks pick up when they're in their local book shops, so we're excited to share that type of info with our pals here, on #bookstagram, and elsewhere.
Without our writers and artists, everything stops. We stop in our exploring and considering of perspectives and moving forward day after day. What our author friends do is vital, and we're here to shout it. As Emily Mandel wrote in Station Eleven, "survival is insufficient!" So we're here to celebrate writers, old and new, on as many platforms as we need to, and we hope you'll keep joining us and adding your voices to the revelry.
Cheers, loves, we are ever,
E. & A.
P.s. Tune in soon for our very first review here on The Book & Cover of Jessica Shattuck’s The Women in the Castle, out in paperback this very month!
P.p.s. Tell yo’ friends