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
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?