Top Ten Tuesday – Book Covers

Today’s TTT prompt is book cover trends. This doesn’t really light my booky fire. My increased library use means I haven’t really been following the trends lately. I get whatever cover comes onto my holds shelf. So, instead, I’ve decided to list books that I chose solely based on the cover – with varying degrees of success.

The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern

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I’ve talked about this one before. It’s my favourite book cover.

 

I Wear the Black Hat – Chuck Klosterman

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I saw this cover before the book was released. I loved it so much that I went and found some of his other books to hold me over until the release date. It was a happy discovery.

 

The Diviners – Libba Bray

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I devoured this book. YA. Paranormal. Period. Well written. Humorous. Do yourself a favour and read it.

 

Soulless – Gail Carriger

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Steampunk. Well done steampunk. Also paranormal. Delightful.

 

The Rook – Daniel O’Malley

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Man, this is a string of paranormal books. I loved the cover and the book’s weird ass characters.

 

Industrial Magic – Kelley Armstrong

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This cover is what got me into the Women of the Otherworld series. It has exactly zero to do with the book. See anything similar to the last cover?

 

Wither – Lauren Destefano

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A perfectly adequate YA dystopian novel. Nothing to write home about. But a beautiful cover.

 

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Ransom Riggs

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She’s floating. How could you not at least pick this one up.

 

The Thirteenth Tale – Diane Setterfield

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Pretty. It’s a pretty book. And it’s got beautiful paper. It’s also a great book.

 

Ghostgirl – Tonya Hurley

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The cover is cute. Hardcover. Skinny. The coffin section is clear with the black silhouette. It’s the best thing about the book. It reads very young.

 

Bonus Cover… (Yeah, I know I’m cheating) : Her Name in the Sky – Kelly Quindlen

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I actually read this one at the author’s request, but I think the cover is beautiful.

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