Top Ten Tuesday


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme by The Artsy Reader. This week’s topic is Books I Bought/Borrowed Because of their cover. I’m a big cover shopper. You know that old saying? You can’t judge a book by it’s cover? That doesn’t apply to me. This method of buying has lead to some of my favorite books and some of my least favorite books.

  1. The Selection by Kiera Cass – Gorgeous cover, not so gorgeous story
  2. Supernova by Marissa Meyer – I love the comic book style and the silver foil. The story is just as good.
  3. The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware – The cover is one of the best mystery cover’s I’ve every seen, but the story definitely falls short.
  4. Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid – The cover reminds me a lot of an old rock and roll portrait, and perfectly sets the tone for this amazing book.
  5. You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen – The cover shows the Moore sisters and illustrates the fact that you can get close, but they’ll never let you in.
  6. The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver – Simple and perfect.
  7. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo – I love all the small details on the cover and the foil accents on my edition
  8. The Heir by Kiera Cass – Just like The Selection, a stunning cover and a trash book.
  9. Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren – Simple and a great use of foil. Notice a pattern?
  10. New Moon by Stephanie Meyer – I don’t like the book, but the cover is so simple and gorgeous.

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  1. I’ve definitely done covers buys of books that I ended up disliking after I read them: Beautiful Creatures, The Siren by Kiera Cass. I’m more selective with the books I buy now but I have to resist those pretty covers.

  2. I just love it when the covers are shiny! I don’t buy most books because of the cover, but when there’s a beautiful cover to a book I want, sometimes I just want ot admire it… or even pet it!

  3. Renegades really does have a gorgeous cover! I always find it so disappointing when a book has a lovely cover but the story doesn’t match it, I end up thinking about all the other books that deserve such beautiful covers more.

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