It’s already the last Tuesday of January, can you believe it?! This TTT is a fun one for me. I adore judging books by their covers (don’t hate, cover designers deserve the credit!) so compiling this list was pretty easy.
I’m keeping it simple this week and am just talking about book covers I love. That I’d frame and hang up on my wall. Book covers that I’d get tattooed. Maybe that’s extreme, but you get the idea wink 😉
My, What a Looker!
- Nocturna: I love the colors and the mosaic tiles on this cover. It feels so detailed and descriptive of the book’s nature.
- The Wren Hunt: This cover seems so simple but it’s also so descriptive of the book and it’s eerie tone. Once you’ve read the book, you know the woods/trees are very important in this book, and the fact that they make up the image of a wren on the cover is so simple yet so perfect.
- Blackbird: I love the art throughout this entire book and the cover is no different. I don’t know if it’s the colors, the drawing, or the book itself, but this cover always catches my eye and makes me want to reread it.
- Through the Woods: This cover is perfectly creepy. The combination of the bright, blood red spot on the cover and the twisted trees are so indicative of the book’s contents.
- Paper Girls: Edgy and colorful- I love this cover and the art throughout the book.
- The Sleeper and the Spindle: I’ve said before on this blog that I love Chris Riddell’s artwork, and this book is what started my love of his art. The cover doesn’t even do the rest of the artwork justice.
- American Street: The silhouette of Fabiola and the bright images within that silhouette are striking against the white background. This cover definitely stands out.
- A Monster Calls: By far one of my favorite graphic covers, just look at the way the Monster is walking toward the house! Creepy colors and creepy images, this is perfect.
- The Librarian of Auschwitz: This cover is so peaceful and lonely, totally at odds with the content of the book. The calming colors, the stack of books, and the image of Dita make this book cover so sad yet hopeful.
- Beyond the Shadowed Earth: I love the colors, the aged feeling of this cover, and the way the images look like they’re layered on top of a globe. It’s simple but still makes me curious about what goes on in this book.
I had way more than 10 books on my draft of this list and it was really hard to narrow it down. There are so many great covers out there, and these are just 10 of my favorites.
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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.