Top Ten Tuesday is brought to you by the fabulous people over at TheBroke and The Bookish. Each week they offer up a topic, and everyone is welcome to join. So here is mine for this week- Top Ten Book Covers I'd Frame As Pieces of Art.
I haven’t done a Top Ten Tuesday in forever, but I knew I couldn’t pass this one up. I adore book covers. I will shamelessly buy a book simply because I love its cover. I’m kind of judgy when a book doesn’t have a great cover. I’ve dreamed of a bookroom that has one wall that is nothing but book covers. I warn you, I am a sucker for covers with people on them. Especially girls looking off sadly/awkwardly in the distance.
Fallen by Lauren Kate. A few years ago, I literally couldn’t stop staring at this cover. It
was really the beginning of my cover art addiction. I don’t know what it was about it, I think something about her holding her face in her hands, but I was obsessed.
2. The Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan. I was tempted to put every book in this sequence on my list. I adore every cover, but The Dead-Tossed Waves is definitely my favorite. Aside from loving the title, the look of the girl lying in the water really gets me. I really like it, too, because it is one of those books that makes you appreciate the cover more after you read it. I could stare at it for days and think of all the things I love about this book. Fantastic cover.
3. Through to You
by Emily Hainsworth. I liked this book more than most people, I think,
but the cover is really the shining star. I like how the title takes up most of the page, and the reflection of the girl in the lake. Since this book is about parallel universes, I think it is really fitting.
4. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin. I could just stare for days and days. No words for how much I love this cover.
5. How to Save a Life
by Sara Zarr. Gosh, what a great book. The cover is understated but after reading the book, it all makes sense.
6. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. Illustrated by Jim Kay. Every illustration in this book could be framed. I just wouldn’t hang it up in a nursery or anything—it’s seriously dark.
7. Anna Dressed in Blood
by Kendare Blake. I do not read scary things. I am opposed to all
things scary—haunted houses, scary movies, being alone by myself after dark. I ate this book up, though. I would never have picked it up if I didn’t love the cover, and the title, so much.
8. Where She Went by Gayle Forman. On its own merit, I think the cover is okay. After being through the emotional turmoil of reading If I Stay, though, this cover takes on so much more meaning.
9. Juliet Immortal
by Stacey Jay. I mean, look at it. Is there any way in this world that you
cannot love it? I think it is seriously impossible.
10. The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson. I did not like this book at all, but I actually bought a discount copy after I read the book because of the cover. Yes, I am fully aware of how superficial that makes me.