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Top Ten Tuesday (#52): Top Ten Book Covers I’d Frame As Pieces of Art

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 the theme is Top Ten Book Covers I’d Frame As Pieces of Art.

I’m not really much of a cover junkie, so this week’s Top Ten Tuesday really stumped me for a while.  Once I started thinking about the sorts of things I’d like to see on my walls though, it was just a case of looking for things that fit my ideas!

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No surprises to anyone that animals feature highly on my list! I absolutely loved both The Last Rhinos and Ape House when I read them.  I love the cover of The Last Rhinos, with the silhouette of the rhinos in the wild. I also love the kinda intimacy of the cover of Ape House, and it really fits with the story (though I do hate the sticker!).  I’d honestly be happy to put these pretty much anywhere.

Art_bathroomI’ve only actually read one of the three on this list (Requiem), but I knew for the bathroom I would want gorgeous blue, watery covers. And oh look, another animal 😉

Art_bedroomI haven’t read either of these, but I think the covers are perfect.  I went looking for soft colours, intimate couples (that aren’t blatantly sexy), and I definitely got that here! The fact they’re both on boats is purely co-incidental, but it definitely fit with the relaxed, intimate vibe I was looking for.

Art_kitchenObviously kitchen art has to be of food!  I went with Sticky, Chewy, Messy, Goeey treats for kids, just because the cover is so fun looking, and that’s how baking should be to me (the fact I’m a total chocoholic didn’t hurt either!).   I went with The Flavor Bible because I absolutely abuse spices when I’m cooking, and I love the simplicity of the cover.

Art_studyI really really LOVED Fangirl, and I love the cover too.  We don’t have a study exactly, but since I’ll be commuting next year (rather than living at uni), I’ll need to find a definite space for getting work done.  The cover of Fangirl makes me smile every time, (especially since I’ve been getting back into fanfiction a bit since I’ve been home) and I think that might be just what I need in the middle of a long essay!

Now that I think about it, the cover of The Last Rhinos (right at the top) would also work really well, because scenes like that are hopefully exactly what I’m working towards with my degree!

Which covers would you love to frame and put on your walls as art?

7 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday (#52): Top Ten Book Covers I’d Frame As Pieces of Art

    1. Thank you 🙂

      I definitely agree about Requiem. I’m not a huge fan of covers with faces on generally, and I love the sort of intrigue you get by not showing an enormous face on the cover!

      As for Fangirl, I’d really recommend it. I know it’s one of those books that’s getting huge amounts of hype (which always makes me a bit apprehensive) but I genuinely loved it. I want to buy my friends and family a copy each and say “Read this, and you will understand so much more about how my brain works”. Rowell’s managed to really perfectly capture the life of an anxious fangirl.

  1. I like that you picked out rooms for yours – I was running that through my mind too, and I think I’m actually really going to do this in my house one day!
    I love the cover for This is what Happy Looks Like. It’s soooo pretty!

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