We know you are not meant to judge a book by its cover but we all do, so confess…tell us which book you read purely down to aesthetics, and did it live up to your expectations?

Through Black Spruce by Canadian author Joseph Boyden. Perhaps I picked it more for its title, than its cover – its title is something I felt I knew. The book surpassed any expectation I might have had. The portraits are beautiful, the language rich, the story riveting.