I had a similar model only black.
One of the few regrets I have in life is that, when we moved here to Ohio almost 13 years ago I gave up my “records.” Mind you, I had a rare Beatles album and some other treasures like my 8th-grade band album, but they went to Goodwill. I have been cursing that decision ever since. So, to soothe my soul a little, I started with one, then two, book covers with “records” or other recorded music on the cover. I’m old–“vinyl” doesn’t come naturally to me. “Record,” or “album,” or “45” if it was one song per side, those are my terms. I also have had cassettes, a Walkman that saved my sanity on the horrible excuse for public transportation that existed in Indianapolis in the mid-1980 (and sadly still exists, just as bad, today), plus a fine collection of CDs stolen from my car as it sat in the driveway of our Louisville rental home one summer.
The “Play” List
The Forensic Records Society by Magnus Mills. Thanks to blogger Annabookbel for bringing this one to my attention.
I Think I Love You by Allison Pearson is a favorite of mine. I love this cover for it too. The other covers are fine, but this one is so great for the story. I instantly here the song by my childhood favorite, David Cassidy and the mythical Patridge Family. Read my review here.
Designed for Hi-Fi Living: The Vinyl LP in Midcentury America by Janet Borgerson and Jonathan Schroeder. What’s not to love about this cover?
The New Analog: Listening and Reconnecting in a Digital World by Damon Krukowski
Telegraph Avenue: A Novel by Michael Charbon has been on my TBR since it was published. It, too, has a new cover that is ok–one of those author-brand covers is the last one I saw for it. I love the red and the record on this one.
Utopia Avenue by David Mitchell–I saw the British cover (left) on social media. The US cover is pretty drab by comparison, but both have “records” on the cover. You can pre-order this book now. It releases on July 14.
The Beginner’s Guide to Vinyl by Henna Miles
I’m sure there are book covers with a CD in the design, but Google wasn’t very helpful with that. It kept giving me books of cover designs or cd cover!
Can you add titles to this list? Leave me a comment or link to your own post!