Top Ten Tuesday – Cover Love

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.


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7 Replies to “Top Ten Tuesday – Cover Love”

    1. Pretty much the craziest thing I’ve ever done is stay up too late reading, order more books than I can read in one lifetime or rave about a favorite book to people who care less. But I don’t consider those things outrageous. Then again, maybe I need to redefine what I think of as normal!

  1. Allison’s is so simplistic, which is why it’s a stunner; Amy’s is indeed vibrant and fun, which is why I hope it’ll be in paperback (to add to my shelf); Dani’s is unique, and not only do I love the color scheme, but I think it’s really CF genre unique; oh, and of course, who doesn’t love a good gentleman on a cover!? 😉

    ALSO, cannot wait to read Melissa’s upcoming release!!

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