Grumpy Book Grrrl

a writer and reader


It has been awhile since we did a Freaky Friday blog post. To be honest, it’s hard to outdo some of the ones we have done in the past. At our Goodreads group site, we have a topic where we post funny, awful, glorious, strange, unique, ridiculous book covers. I recently found some and thought I would share.


Tender Is the Storm is a mail-order bride romance from the early 2000s with a rugged Arizona rancher, set in the 1880s. We think it’s fabulous that for once, it’s the man without clothes on! ๐Ÿ˜›


The Hungry Ones was published in 1966. I’m not sure what is going on here because there was no description at Goodreads! Is it the clown or the female who is hungry? I’m just not certain a clown should ever be the romantic lead in a romance. I could be wrong, but that’s what I’m sticking with.


I’m not quite sure if this is a book cover or just a poster? But, as one of our members noted, it looks like he shoved a can of Pringles down his pants. I like how he is wearing his chain mail like a scarf. Good old Fabio.

Bad Romance Book cover-Reckless Desire

Reckless Desire is a Native American romance with a confusing blurb. The description says that it is Mary who has Indian heritage and the male lead is white. Does he decide to wear a feather by the end to further profess his undying love for her? (Some of these bodice-rippers are certainly not politically correct.) And look at her hair! I’m not quite sure if that is all hair or some dirt the horse is kicking up as it launches into the air! Regardless, I think this one is pretty glorious.


I don’t think this one needs any commentary: “The finest in adult reading.” I bet (not).


Here is another that speaks for itself. Heehee


This one is magnificent (the one with the crab of course). We are even tempted to read this because it just looks so awesome! You can buy yourself a copy of this masterpiece on Amazon forย $9,035.00!

I guess we will wrap things up there. Hope you enjoyed this edition of Freaky Friday. Have a great weekend and happy reading!



Related topic:

Freaky Friday โ€“ WTF Book Covers

2 thoughts on “Freaky Friday – WTF Book Covers 2

  1. michmustread says:

    OMG! The dirty look librarians are the best! HAHAHA! Somebody needs to use that as a profile pic.!


  2. Oh god, I don’t even know where to start ๐Ÿ˜€ All of those highlander ones are classics!!

    But what is wrong with the dude on the horse? Is his lady awkwardly running next to him or is he holding her up in the air while he’s riding? It looks very weird ๐Ÿ˜€ And I guess the horse is just over it!! Look at his face hahaha. He’s like ‘That’s not what I signed up for, when I said I do some modeling!’


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