Top Ten Tuesday, as always, is hosted at my other blog — The Broke & the Bookish
This week’s topic: Top Ten Favorite Covers Of Books I’ve Read
Things I learned about myself during this list:
1. This list would be pretty different if it were books on my TBR instead of just books I’ve READ. Some on this list WOULD make an overall covers list.
2. I pretty much have vastly different tastes as other people re: covers
3. I don’t really like faces on my covers or girls in pretty dresses (if it’s the MAIN focus of the cover)
4. I definitely like the small details and I really like simplicity.
5. I like when it ties into the book really well.
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell: I love the simplicity of this and I love the way the headphones are integrated into the title. Ah makes me want to reread it thinking of Eleanor & Park sitting there on the bus sharing music. (My review of Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell)
Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler: I just love how this ties into the story, love the simplicity, and I love the colors. (My review of Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler)
For Darkness Shows The Stars by Diana Peterfreund: I just think this one is so pretty and is one of the few with a person on it that I LOVE LOVE LOVE. It’s breathtaking. (My review of For Darkness Shows The Stars by Diana Peterfreund)
OCD, The Dude, and Me by Laura Roedy Vaughn: The cover is what made me check this one out and put it on my TBR and I just love the way the colors pop. (My review of OCD, The Dude, and Me by Laura Roedy Vaughn)
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi: This is one of these cases where I LOVE LOVE the cover redesign wayyy better than the original cover (which was just a pretty girl in a dress). I love all the intricate details of the eyes. I like Unravel Me’s cover just as much. (My review of Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi)
Wild Awake by Hilary T. Smith: I love everything about this cover — the colors, the girl, the city spread out beneath her and the brightness that catches your eye. (My Save the Date mini review of Wild Awake by Hilary T.Smith — full review to come soon)
Send Me A Sign by Tiffany Schmidt: I love how simple this one yet it ties in so lovely to the idea of signs and wishes and its’ just really pretty! (My review of Send Me A Sign by Tiffany Schmidt)
The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan: I just love the simplicity and the heart with the words that are in it. I think it fits well with the fact that the book is written in a series of dictionary entries. WORDS. YAY. Also love the white, black and red balance. (my review of The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan)
Bunheads by Sophie Flack: I don’t know why I love this one so much. Maybe because it’s that delicate tutu ballet scene but when you read the book you see a much darker and grittier side to the prettiness. It’s just different and cute! (My review of Bunheads by Sophie Flack)
Eve by Anna Carey: I love how ominous this one is with the Golden Gate Bridge all decrepit and falling apart ahead of her. I also really like the color scheme. (My review of Eve by Anna Carey)
So tell me…do you like/dislike any of these covers? What makes YOU love a cover?? My tastes are all over the place!