Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted at The Broke and The Bookish where they post a list idea and everyone is welcome to post the list with their own answers. This week’s theme is “Top Ten Favorite Book Covers Of Books I’ve Read”.
I’ve missed the last few TTT topics, and this was a really hard one to jump back in with! It might be a bit unusual amongst book bloggers, but honestly, I’m pretty much oblivious to covers – my other half is more likely to point one out! Here are ten that jumped out at me as I looked over books I’ve read, and I picked out a few loose themes amongst them.
Faces (with a Twist)
Although all of these have a face of some kind, there’s a little twist to each one – the silhouette on What’s Left of me, the fangs/blood on Dead Until Dark, and the attention-grabbing colours on both Splintered and Crewel. Those little twists are likely to grab my attention in a book store, and draw me into picking them up!
Silhouttes/Figures & Single colours
I think figures and silhouettes are pretty standard cover features, but these three particularly jumped out at me, I think because they all have one real colour (in contrast to Crewel, which also stood out!). I know everyone loves the cover for The Selection, but I also love the cover for The Elite and I think it gets overlooked. The red, and something about her position (as opposed to half covering her face on the cover of the Selection) means the girl on the cover comes across as slightly less girly and shallow, a little bit tougher. Fallen and Divergent are just both gorgeous covers!
I LOVE minimalist covers like these, because they reveal very little and instantly make me curious about the book. Uglies had my dad assuming it was about eating disorders! I can never pass up reading the blurbs on these, because they could be about anything. Not to mention there’s just something appealing about these sparse covers.
No surprises for this one – I’m pretty much incapable of resisting something with a cute animal on it. Baby African Elephant? Too cute to resist!