Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week’s prompt is a cover freebie, which I’ve modified to be some bookish covers that have caught my eye.
At this point, every reader knows that the phrase “don’t judge a book by its cover” is a lie. It might work for people, but a book cover can be a good indication of what you’ll find in the story and one of the first elements that could draw you to the book. That’s why today I wanted to shine a light on some exceptionally pretty covers!
Things I’m Seeing Without You by Peter Bognanni
This cover is very simplistic but still gorgeous! I think the blue color choice is stunning. It’s a great tool to draw in readers on looks alone.
Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour
The typography on this color is what really draws me in this time. Again, it’s more on the simple side, but it offers a lot of intrigue for potential readers.
A List of Cages by Robin Roe
I have no idea what it is about this cover, but goodness gracious do I love it. There’s something about the layout of this design that immediately draws my eye to it. I also adore how well it ties into the contents of the story.
Autoboyography by Christina Lauren
I have a deep appreciation for the painting-like appearance of this cover. Plus, it’s got a giant book on it! Name a better way to attract bookworms than that.
Here There Are Monsters by Amelinda Bérubé
I am obsessed with this work-of-art of a cover! I typically don’t gravitate towards “real” covers, but this one is entirely unique. This book only ended up on my radar because of this beautiful cover.
Wilder Girls by Rory Power
I’m convinced that I would buy the oil painting of this cover to hang up on my walls. Definitely have called this the most beautiful cover I have ever seen, so do with that what you will.
Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki and Rosemary Valero-O’Connell
It feels a bit like a cheat to include graphic novels on this list since they have a visual leg up, but this cover is too good to exclude. That pink jacket is to die for.
How to Make Friends With the Dark by Kathleen Glasgow
I have yet to read this book, but I already feel like I get so much from the cover alone. This one is so, so pretty, with its use of dark color and a very prominent title.
Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl
This one is a bit more on the strange side, but this cover definitely caught my eye. It took me a very long time to realize that the “mountain” in the back was actually a face, so maybe the optical illusion helped.
A Lite Too Bright by Samuel Miller
Truthfully, I know minimal things about this book. The one thing I do know is that this cover is so pretty, and that’s enough to pique my interest. The way the sun shines through the clouds is just adorable.
Well, I certainly had a fun time judging these ten books by their covers! This is by no means an exhaustive list, just a few of my favorites.
Do you feel strongly about any book covers? Feel free to let me know some of your favorites, I’d love to see them!
Until next time!