Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Top Ten Favorite Book Covers Of Books I've Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke & The Bookish

Ten Favorite Book Covers Of Books I've Read

Some general comments on my cover tastes: 

  1. I couldn't state that these are my favorite covers of all time, but they are some (mostly recent reads) that I really like. 
  2. I don't like faces on covers, because they rarely match the image of the characters that I picture in my head. 
  3. I like when the cover is descriptive of the book, either an actual theme/scene, or it captures the mood.
  4. I don't like movie tie-in covers.
  5. Prom dresses don't do anything for me either. 
  6. A "bad" cover won't stop me from reading a book, but it will influence whether or not I notice it. 

1) The Mara Dyer series by Michelle Hodkin: I LOVE these there covers together. They perfectly capture the mood of the two books and the relationship between Mara and Noah. I CANNOT WAIT for the final one. 

2) Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger: This cover perfectly describes this book, from the characters to the California desert setting.

3) Shadow and Bone and Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo: Graphically, these covers capture the feel of the books and the Russian setting, as well as small details about the individual stories (like the waves on book 2). This series is epic and couldn't be captured by a picture of a person. 

4) Angelfall by Susan Ee: Love the mixed media feel to this cover, and of course the angel wings. I think they should make this cover with a texture. Also, when is the next one coming out? Waaaaahhh

5) Seraphina by Rachel Hartman: I love that this one almost looks like a pen and ink drawing. The dragon and the architecture are perfect for this book. Too bad I couldn't connect with this story better :(. 

Remember when I said I liked mermaids? I like both of these sets of covers, though they have very different feels. 

6) Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama: This one is darker and more serious, like the book. 

7) Of Poseidon and Of Triton by Anna Banks: Often covers become even lovelier when they are paired with their series books. I love the flow of water shots and think they are extremely appealing.  

8) The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett: This cover captures the historical feel of the book, as well as the architecture themes. Plus this book is huge and epic, and somehow that cover fits it well. 

9) To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee: I think I love this one so much because of how familiar it is. It's also wonderfully descriptive of the book. 

10) The Assassin's Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke: Love the Arabian feel to this book. 

What are some of your favorite covers?

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  1. I wish I had gotten that edition of Pillars of the Earth because it is perfect for what the book's all about =)

    Love the covers for Leigh Bardugo's series and the Mara Dyer series though I haven't read either yet.

    Great list!
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  2. Definitely To Kill a Mockingbird. It's like an LBD- never out of style.

  3. Seraphina - that's one of my favourites. I ordered it from overseas because I liked that cover so much more than the one it came out with here.

    And I thought your list of things you don't like in a cover was fantastic. I also can't stand movie-tie in covers.

  4. I had Mara Dyer too - I think their creepy-dreamlike-ness is so perfect for the books, and also it contains one of the very few cover-dresses that I have seen and immediately wanted for my own. So pretty.

  5. I really love all the covers you mentioned, especially Mara Dyer even though I'm not a fan of that series. Great Top Ten, Lauren! :D

  6. I love basically all of them, especially the first four series. I like the new design of To Kill a Mockingbird (the yellow-golden one) which btw is my favorite book in the entire universe. I think. I love only a few 'classics' and even though I absolutely adore the books by authors like Veronica Roth, JLA, Richelle Mead, Tammara Webber, Colleen Hoover etc etc etc, I love my few classics too. Anyhow, lovely choices Lauren!!

  7. The Angelfall cover is gorgeous, nice pick there for sure!

    And that cover of To Kill a Mockingbird makes me all nostalgic because it's the cover from my high school copy:)

    I don't like prom dresses or covers that show faces either, btw. And movie tie in covers are the WORST!

  8. Let the Sky Fall is one of my favorites for year, but I haven't read it yet or it would have made my list too! The Mara Dyer covers I love.

    And seriously, how much longer do we have to wait for the Angelfall sequel?! It's been so long and I think I saw somewhere that there were going to be like 5-6 books? That was quite awhile ago so maybe that's changed but ugh, I feel like I'll be 80 by the time the series is complete. lol Great list! :)

    My Top Ten

  9. Great choices!! Angelfall and Let The Sky Fall are stellar

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  10. I've got Angelfall on my list too. :)
    Love all your picks, some of them would maybe be on my list, but I have read only Angelfall and Seraphina. I don't know why I don't like the Seraphina cover, I think it's that border spoiling it, because I like the drawing and I picked that book based on cover alone.
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  11. All your choices are great. My personal faves, in your list: Grisha, Angelfall, Monstrous Beauty, Seraphina, and the Poseidon books. I have to admit Mara Dyer's are my top choice, though--even though I really didn't like the first book at all!

    PS--I like Assassin's Curse too, but I think Strange Chemistry needs to expand their cover design. Too many of them look the same to me.

  12. I also love the cover for The Assassin's Curse. I haven't read the book, though. The Mara Dyer covers are certainly eye catching. I wasn't a fan of the first book, but those covers are amazing. I need to read Shadow and Bone!!!

    Also, I hate movie-tie in covers, too! Yuck!

  13. I love the covers for Seraphina and the Assassin's Curse. I need to read both. Great list!
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  14. I am a little bit of a cover snob. I dislike when a book has a bad cover. I also really dislike movie tie in covers, I don't want to see those on my shelf. I love the Mara Dyer covers I think they are so creative and capture the series (so far) beautifully. I also love the cover for Of Triton. It's to bad I didn't really like the book.

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