Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Cover Candy!

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, this is the weekly feature in which we answer the posted prompt.

This week's prompt: Top Ten Favorite Book Covers I've Read

While I do love a good cover, it is not the end all be all of a book for me. :) But, I am female so I do love pretty things and covers are no exception. This week I am going to highlight covers of books I love--whether I have had a chance to read them or not. This is another one that really had me thinking and browsing because only a few popped into mind quickly. They are not listed in any particular order but here they are nonetheless:

 

1) Smart Girls Get What They Want (paperback version) by Sarah Strohmeyer
It just makes me smile, that's enough for me

2) These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman
Not sure what it is about this cover but I do think it is very pretty 



 

Floral Elements

3) Entwined by Heather Dixon
Subtle but present plus a pretty dress and castle :) Clearly says this is fairy tale inspired (at least to me)

4) Darkest Mercy by Melissa Marr
Pretty flower and colors


 

A trend that all of us have noticed: Faces! 

5) Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
This is such a haunting book and I feel this cover does a great portraying it

6) Mind Games by Kiersten White
The cool thing about this cover is if you look really close, the collage in the background is a montage of scenes


 


7) Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
I have a love affair with Paris and would love to go back again. It just makes me happy to see the Eiffel Tower :) LOL

8) Halo by Alexandra Adornetto
The silhouette and the bokeh...just gorgeous!


 

There are so many covers with gorgeous dresses. Here are two examples that I love:

9) The Treachery of Beautiful Things by Ruth Frances Long
Not only a pretty dress but flowers too

10) The Selection by Kiera Cass 
gorgeous dress, gorgeous color

So what do you think--do covers play an important role in your own book selection? Without a doubt, book covers are a HUGE marketing tool to draw readers to pick it up. Will you read a book just because of the cover? 


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16 comments :

  1. The Selection made my list too, and I adore the cover for These Broken Stars! :) My TTT list: http://aliceinreaderland.com/2013/05/20/bookcovers/

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Alice. :) Happy Reading!

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  2. You have some great ones on here!! I had to limit myself to books I've read, otherwise it would've been almost impossible to pick a top ten, lol. But if I'd read the Wicked Lovely series, I totally would've picked one of those covers - I love the focused flower with blurred background. Great picks!

    My Top Ten

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    1. Covers do not always stick with me but the books do. :) Its funny because I am a visual person usually too but more in the sense of colors and such. Thanks for stopping by Nikki! Happy Reading. :)

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  3. Anna and the French Kiss, I'm pretty sure that it's being republished with a new cover. But I think that this cover looks much better!

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    1. It is being published with a new cover but that doesn't stop me from liking the old one. :) Happy Reading!

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  4. These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman - I agree. The colours are just so strong. Like starburst/fireworks in a dark sky.

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    1. It is very lovely and striking! Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Happy Reading!

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  5. Oh I love that Smart Girls Get What They Want cover! I haven't heard of that book before but it is now calling to me.

    CeCe @ Steaming Mug of Books

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    1. It is such a cute book. I re-read it recently and posted a review this go around. :) Happy Reading!

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  6. Great List. I've seen The Selection on quite a few TTT's this week so far. And The Elite. The dresses and colors are just beautiful! My TTT is here: http://wp.me/p3o6mv-4C

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    1. I figured both would be on lists today but I could not resist. :) Happy Reading!

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  7. These Broken Stars is so pretty! Haven't read it, but I kind of want to just because of the cover! Also I feel like Melissa Marr's covers are always so pretty! Great list!

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  8. I haven't read Entwined yet, but I definitely will, hopefully soon. But that cover is gorgeous! The dress, and the flowers - so pretty!

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  9. Great choices. The Selection was on my top 10 list as well. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. I LOVE the covers for These Broken Stars! It's so beautiful :)

    Amber @Nala's Book Blog

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