Top Ten Tuesday – Irresistible Covers

19 Oct

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Author note: Computer was acting up so no pretty pictures…

This week’s topic is Irrestible Covers and Titles, but I have a confession to make.  I am a sucker for a pretty covers.  They matter much more to me than the titles.  I know that’s a bit shallow for a dedicated reader.  But they’re so pretty!  Therefore, I am making this list Irresitible Covers…

1. Twilight Saga — I know that I’ve seen this style over and over lately, but I really loved the Twilight saga covers when they were released.  They’re simplistic, yet engaging.  They have meaning, but aren’t overwhleming.  I love the look of these.

2. The Hunger Games trilogy — Confession time, I haven’t actually read these.  But I just love the covers.  I can’t wait to get the second and third book so I can read before the movie releases.

3. Autumn by David Moody — So creepy!  I love the distorted face.  It really scares the crap out of me.  I don’t even have to know that the story’s about zombies.  I’m scared already.

4. Fables series — Each volume’s cover is so intricate yet beautiul.  I find them fascinating.  I want copies of these to hang in my house.  Yes, I am that geeky and proud of it!

5. Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger —  I’m so in love with steampunk right now.  I especially am drawn to steampunk clothes.  These covers have beautiful clothes amongst interesting black and white city scapes.  I love the look: modern and yet old.

6. All of Jill Mansell — I love these redone covers.  They are definitely chick lit, but no half naked men or women.  They’re tasteful yet whimsical.  I especially love Staying at Daisy’s with Clarissa the dog featured. 

7. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk by David Sedaris — Makes me giggle every time I see it.  Plus, the stories are just wonderfully delightful. 

8. Zombies vs. Unicorns — Usually anthology covers are pretty blah with tons of names and writing.  I love the simplicity of this cover.  And I’m obsessed with zombies!

9. The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan — I’ve read that lots of people don’t like this cover, but I love it.  I usually shy away from covers with people. I like to create an image of the character in mind.  But somehow this was exactly how I pictured Mary.  Love it!

10. The Monsters of Templeton by Lauren Groff — Very simplistic yet stylistic.  It’s not overwhelming, but there’s enough going on to catch my eye.  And this book is one of my favorites this year.

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Posted by on October 19, 2011 in Books


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