Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Favorite Book Covers 

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created over at The Broke and the Bookish which I adore and therefore chose to adopt into my weekly blog posts!

I am totally one of those people who first judges a book by its cover. I KNOW you shouldn’t, don’t lecture ME, I’m a librarian! Since I am prone to doing this I have a million covers that I just LOVE, so this list wasn’t too hard to make. I chose to pick books that jumped out at me at the bookstore and/or library to narrow it down a little more.


Graveminder by Melissa Marr – This was the first book by Melissa Marr that I ever read, I knew who she was but I’m not too in love with “fae” stories so I had never picked up a book by Marr. As soon as I saw this cover while working in tech processing (best. job. ever.) I knew I had to read it.

Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier – I know you are probably sick of me raving about how AWESOME this author is but I remember being in the bookstore with my grandmother probably 10 years ago and this book just jumped out at me. The cover is beautiful though not as detailed as her other books such as Wildwood Dancing.

The Gates of Sleep by Mercedes Lackey – It’s hard to say what made me fall for this book at first sight, it’s colorful, mysterious and intricate all at the same time.

Fables by Bill Willingham – How could I possibly have a post about book covers without mentioning Willingham’s work? I love, love, love these graphic novels so much that I own a book dedicated solely to its cover artwork! I don’t have the words to express how much I love the artwork in these books, I want to poster it all over my walls.

 Shattered Souls by Mary Lindsey – I have yet to read this book but as soon as I saw the cover I knew I had to add it to my TBR pile. I’m not sure why the fad now in book covers is girls floating in some creepy way but I like it.

Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig – How cool is this cover? It only uses three colors yet it somehow manages to be so vibrant and eye catching I can’t wait to pick it up!

Dragonswood by Janet Lee Carey – Again with the random floating girl above water and again I find it intriguing enough to want to read it immediately.

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman – I love the colors (or lack of) on this book cover. The whole illustration is absolutely beautiful and it’s one of the main reasons I wanted to read this book so badly. (Note: I am reading it right now and it is GOOD!)

Draw the Dark by Ilsa Bick – This cover is CREEPY!! I love scary books and this cover makes me scared before even reading the blurb!

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs – All I kept thinking of before reading this book was: “why is that creepy little girl FLOATING alone in a forest looking straight into my soul,” and “Where is her coat, shouldn’t she be freezing?” Then you turn the book over and forget about it creepiest pictures ever!

What are your favorite book covers?


  1. I love the Dragonswood cover, I need to get a copy of that book!

  2. Love the Dragonswood cover soooo pretty! Great choices! :)

  3. These are some brilliant choices. Graveminder, Draw the Dark and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children are the more interesting and intriguing for me. They're so dark and foreboding.

  4. Ooh! That Shattered Souls cover is pretty cool!

  5. Lovely Covers! I think covers are commercials for the story within. Enjoy your reading and thanks so much for stopping by. kaye—the road goes ever ever on

  6. I love all these creepy covers. Graveminder, Draw the Dark, Miss Peregrine's. That Blackbirds cover is amazing too! Great choices.

  7. What great choices!!! You definitely need to read Shattered Souls...it is great!! There's a review on my blog :-)


  8. Awesome choices. I love the cover for Blackbirds.


  9. Shattered Souls is beautiful! Great choices!

  10. I completely agree about Shattered Souls. And Miss Peregrines. Super creepy! I still haven't read either of them but I need to!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  11. Great cover choices! I love the Graveminder one too. =)

  12. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children has a cool cover AND its awesome how the images keep coming up through the book- we are reading that over at YAF and Whiskey Sours, so we commend the choice :-)

  13. Awesome picks. I really love Peculiar, Blackbirds and Shattered Souls. Thanks for sharing and Thanks for visiting my TT. =] My Top Ten

  14. Great list!! I love the Fables graphic novels!! :)

    It was easy and yet hard, to do this week's list! Haha.. too many great ones to choose from!

    Michele | Top 10 Covers w/Cityscapes

  15. WHOA. So many awesome covers. I too was BLOWN AWAY with Seraphina's cover because it's so unique! I read on the author's website that it's an actual wood carving that someone did. Isn't that awesome?!
    I haven't heard much of Bill Willingham, but that one cover is GORGEOUS. Must investigate his stuff further!
    Fabulous list!

    1. I had no idea that it was a wood carving that is amazing! Bill Willingham is one of my favorites, def. check him out!

  16. You totally picked some that I would have chosen as well if I'd widened my parameters a bit! Like Blackbirds, Fables, and Graveminder. I love all of the creepy covers so much.