Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
This week's theme? Top Ten Favorite Book Covers of Books I've Read



Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz - everything about this cover is lovely. The typography is gorgeous, the colors are wonderful, and I particularly appreciate the details surrounding the title. The cover captures the feel of the story so well. 







Jane by April Lindner - Jane is, of course, a modern day retelling of Jane Eyre. The muted colors of the sky and character perfectly capture the feel and tone of the original story... but the bright pink font brings the story into modern day. 








Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews - I'm a big fan of the bold colors and font which was what initially drew me into the cover... But I loved that, once I took the time to actually look - I saw that each third contains a picture cut out of the the three title characters. 







Wither by Lauren DeStefano - Unfortunately, this book was a huge flop for me - I had some major problems with it... and even though I'm not going to be continuing on with the series, I just can't let go of this book. The cover is stunning. The colors are gorgeous (a dark charcoal with metallic hot pink), the font is beautiful... and the cover images are really fitting for the story. This is one of the best YA covers featuring a female model. 





The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin - Again, this book wasn't a favorite for me but I adore the cover. The cover models are barely keeping their heads above water which perfectly captures Mara and Noah in the story. 








Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen - Okay, so I'm kind of cheating on this one... I don't actually own this particular edition of P&P but I'm a huge fan of modern covers on classics... And, come on... Pride and Prejudice is my favorite.








Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare - I'm not going to lie. I love this cover for the dress. 









Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins - I'll be the first to admit that this cover of Anna was the reason I put off reading the book for so long. It is kind of cheesy and looks ultra-girly... and, okay, it isn't the greatest cover in the world. But after falling in love with Anna and St. Clair and Paris (doesn't everyone?), I started to find the cover endearing - the same goes to the Lola and the Boy Next Door cover too. And I'm really, really unhappy with the cover change... I'd be okay with it if the publishers would release Isla and the Happily Ever After in a matching cover.... (le sigh). 



Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins - This isn't the greatest cover in the world but I think it captures the tone of the story really well. It's cute and doesn't take itself seriously... and I love that the model is shown both in a "normal" school uniform as well as all witched out.







Ready Player One by Earnest Cline - Again, typography is such a thing with me. This font is big and bold and extremely reminiscent of 80's gaming - much in the spirit of the story. I'm actually a bit embarrassed how long it took me to realize that the background was supposed to be The Stacks. Yeah, I'm oblivious. 

12 comments:

  1. I love the covers for 'Jane' and 'Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe', I'll have to read the books soon! :) My TTT list: http://aliceinreaderland.com/2013/05/20/bookcovers/

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

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    1. They were both wonderful reads!

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  2. I've never seen that version of Ready Player One- I like it much better!

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    1. Than the red and orange/yellow cover? I TOTALLY AGREE!

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  3. I only chose covers of books I loved...that eliminated a lot of covers!

    Here's my Top Ten Favorite Book Covers!

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    1. I had a hard time narrowing mine down too.

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  4. Hey, Jane is on my TTT, too!! I love the cover of Aristotle, too, but I haven't read the book yet. I should really get on that. And Clockwork Princess is so pretty. :)

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    1. I drool over the dress of CWP all the time... It is so lovely!

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  5. I want to read Me, Earl, and a Girl. Sounds like a fun book.

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  6. Love your Top Ten!

    My TTT:
    http://evelinesbooks.blogspot.nl/2013/06/top-ten-tuesday-teaser-tuesday-2.html

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  7. i have a lot of these on my TBR lists. Great picks :)


    Georgie
    www.whatshereads.co.uk

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  8. I have a lot of the same ones on my list as well!
    Cool list! :)

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