Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Frame-Worthy Covers

Top Ten Tuesday is weekly meme created by the lovely folks at The Broke and the Bookish. They created it because they're "particularly fond of lists" and since I also enjoy lists, I've decided to participate in this fun feature.

I am a reader who judges a book by its cover. I'm a sucker for a good looking cover and I admit that I won't always pick up a book to see what it's about if the cover doesn't appeal to me. No matter how many people will say that you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover, I know I'm not alone in loving a good looking cover. In this week's Top Ten Tuesday we're picking the ten covers we'd like to frame as pieces of art. Last May we picked our favourite covers of books we've read (see my post here) so if you think I'm missing something (like Life After Life) that's probably where I've listed it. What are some of your favourite covers?

Harry Potter - J.K. Rowling
The new Scholastic covers by artist Kazu Kibuishi are lovely. If I had to pick just one though it would be Sorcerer's Stone (or Philosopher as the Americans prefer it).

The Orenda - Joseph Boyden
Simple. Beautiful.

Chase - Jill Knapp-Zitron
Didn't love the book but I adore the cover. The New York skyline, the monochromatic colour scheme, even the font works for me. Lovely!

This Lullaby - Sarah Dessen
I adore Dessen but the covers Penguin had been giving her weren't awesome. Until I saw the new one for This Lullaby. Not only is this just super awesome looking but it's purple! My favourite!

Merry & Bright - edited by Lucie Simone
This cover is Christmas card worthy! It's so cozy and lovely. Completely fits with the lovely, cozy stories!

The Cuckoo's Calling - Robert Galbraith
I love the font, I love the paparazzi feel, I love just seeing the girl's back. Just love.

The Bookstore - Deborah Meyler
This was another book I didn't like (at all) but the cover's super cute. Who doesn't want books on their wall?

Anna, Lola, and Isla - Stephanie Perkins
A lot of people don't like these new covers but I adore them. If I were Perkins I would definitely have these blown up to hang up in my house.

A Questionable Friendship - Samantha March
I love the country feel of this one. I'm a country girl at heart so I really like the light colours and the hay, as well as the BFF feel to it.

The Night Circus - Erin Morgenstern
Super cool, super quirky, super perfect.


  1. I agree with you on the new Harry Potter covers. They are without a doubt my favorites and I think they took a huge step up artistically. My personal favorite though is The Order of the Phoenix cover.

    My TTT

  2. I was wondering if you'd have Sarah Dessen on your list. :) I like the new Stephanie Perkins covers too. Great picks!!

  3. Harry Potter and The Night Circus made my list as well! I hadn't thought of The Cuckoo's Calling, even though I'm a huge Rowling fan, but I really love that cover as well and am glad it made your list! I really like the cover to Chase and The Orenda as well. Great list!

  4. The Night Circus made my list as well (although I didn't see this cover, but it is quite beautiful) and the Harry Potter books made my list as well (original covers). I'm not as familiar with the new covers, though I will have to check them out.

    The covers for Stephanie Perkins' books are gorgeous too. I love the color schemes in them!

    My TTT- http://amandasnoseinabook.wordpress.com/2014/05/06/top-ten-book-covers-id-frame-as-pieces-of-art/

  5. I think The Night Circus is one of the most gorgeous covers I have ever seen, although I forgot to add it to my list. I also love the cover for Cuckoo's Calling. It's really amazing. Great list!

    Halee @ Confessions of a Book Addict

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  6. Great cover choices! I also adore the new HP and Perkins covers! The Bookstore is really cute too!

  7. Cool covers! I love the new Harry Potter cover art too -- I actually did a blog post about them a couple months ago and mentioned that my favorites are The Sorcerer's Stone and The Chamber of Secrets. I like the style of the artwork (even better than the originals, I think) and that the new covers bring to live different parts of the stories. Also: I judge books by their covers too.

    Here's my list: http://lindzlibrary.blogspot.com/2014/05/top-10-book-covers-id-frame-as-pieces.html


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