Today’s Topic: Outrageous Things I’ve Done for the Love of Books (i.e. skip meals, camped outside a bookstore, broke up with someone because they don’t like books, etc.
Hosted by: That Artsy Reader Girl
Even though I’m a book lover and voracious reader, I’ve never done anything crazy for the love of books. I’m a bit too practical for that. So, I decided to go a different route for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday list.
I am someone who is always drawn to a book which has a stunning cover. It’s been a long time since I did a cover love post. I figured it’s time for another.
Marilla of Green Gables – This is the book I never knew I always wanted to read. I love the homage to the original series with the house. I also think the color choices are beautiful and really stand out.
The Spice King – I love historicals. Many of them feature women on the covers, and there is nothing wrong with that. But I love that this book features a male model. The darker tones give off a brooding feel and I get a John Thornton vibe.
The White City – I really feel that the black and white cover is a great choice for this historical mystery. It makes the golden key stand out, which leaves me with so many questions as to its’ importance. Plus, I like that title font.
The Waves – I adore the colorful, tropical border for this castaway story. It gives added interest to an image which might otherwise be a bit common place for a cover.
Up From the Sea & Whose Waves These Are – I’m always drawn to nature covers. I love the fading golden light against the strength of a deeply rooted tree in the first. Honestly, I would frame and hang this cover in my house. I also really like the twinkling lights against the liquid background in the second. The lantern in the foreground feels like it is beckoning me home.
Now and Then and Always – The color scheme on this one is so pretty. I like the faded background and the thick white mouldings of the doorway. The pink blossoms make me think a character might experience some kind of re-awakening in this story.
The Killing Tide – I love all the water shades of blue and green which seems appropriate for a story about the Coast Guard. I also think the image of the girl emerging from the water like a mermaid gasping for breath fits this suspense genre.
The First Girl Child – I’m not generally a fan of fantasy, but I will read anything Amy Harmon writes. The dark textured background feels foreboding and mysterious. I also love the streak of red that fills in as an I on all three title words. It reminds me of a shooting star.
In Spite of Lions – Can’t you just feel the dry heat of Africa where this story is set? I like how the title words appear to be on fire and how the sun haloes the girl in profile.
The Seamstress – Simple but with some elegant elaboration, this cover really suits this story about a seamstress to Marie Antoinette. The tri-color flag lets the reader know the place setting. Sometimes less is more.
The Medallion – There’s so much I adore about this cover, the muted blue and green, the faded light rays highlighting the young girl. It has a melancholy feel about it which is fitting for a story set during WWII.
The Enlightenment of Bees – Yellow is my favorite color, it’s so happy. The minute I saw this cover I immediately wanted to read the book without knowing anything about it. I love how the color scheme reinforces the title.
The Dating Charade – I think this cover is absolutely adorable and it tells me right away to expect a rom-com story. The various shades of red against the turquoise background is so pretty.