Top Ten Tuesday, as always, is hosted at my other blog — The Broke & the Bookish
This week’s topic: Top Ten Things I Like/Dislike When It Comes To Book Covers
I decided to switch up the topic because I’ve realized that I don’t really pay attention to trends or elements when it comes to covers but I just know if I like them or not and I know what stands out to me. Also, when I say I hate a trend, let’s say the girls with a pretty dress for no reason trend, then I’ll find a book that IS TOTALLY THAT TREND and somehow like it.
I absolutely HATE whitewashing of covers so that’s about the only definite I can think of. Getting sick of random faces or people on the covers or like half faces or headless figures. Girls with pretty dresses for no reason.
I tend to like: minimalist covers, great typography, pretty color schemes, covers WITHOUT people on them (exception: if it is interesting — I’m just so sick of the boring pretty girl doing nothing on the cover thing), illustrated covers, covers that cleverly portray some detail or scene from the book, covers that have incredible detail to them, good photography
With that being said here are the top 10 favorite covers so far this year:
Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern: Love the color scheme & the text bubbles!
The Strange & Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton: I have a thing for feathers & this cover is gorgeous. Even more gorgeous in person! Simple and love the color scheme!
Landline by Rainbow Rowell: Rainbow always gets great covers! I just love this one and the typography is perfect!
The Angel of Losses by Stephanie Feldman: I think this is so beautiful and whimsical! Love the details!
Salt & Storm by Kendall Kulper: I love the rope detail and really love this font and the way the words fit with the rope!
Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid: I love maps sooo there’s that. Plus the color scheme and the typography is excellent! Really always stands out to me when I see it!
Falling Into Place by Amy Zhang: God I love this book and the cover is perfect for it. I love the little details and it’s just perfect honestly!
Anatomy of A Misfit by Andrea Portes: I know. Random chairs? There’s just something about this cover that catches my eye every time!
Far From You by Tess Sharpe: Really great book! But I always just loved this cover!
The Museum of Intangible Things by Wendy Wunder: I normally don’t love super pink colors but there is something about this cover that I just ADORE. I love the banners and the colors together and it’s just so pretty!!
So tell me…which covers from my list are you in love with?? Do you DISLIKE any of the ones I picked (I won’t be offended!)? What kinds of covers do you typically love? What don’t you like? Any covers that you think I missed and would be into?