Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Book Covers of Books I've Read

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the ladies over at The Broke and the Bookish!

This week's topic: Favorite book covers of books I've read

I don't really pay much attention to book covers, but I'm going to go over to my bookshelf and pick out some favorites (I can't just think of them from memory...)

1. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs.  It captures the story so well and makes it seem creepy and mysterious, much like the main character must have felt when he first saw the photos.

2. The Alienist by Caleb Carr. Once again, it just feels like it captures the feeling of the book really well.

3. Also for that same reason, The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

4. The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters

5. What is Left the Daughter by Howard Norman

6. All three books in the Inkheart Trilogy by Cornelia Funke, because you feel like you're looking straight into the Inkworld!

7. And while we're doing Cornelia Funke, let's also add Dragon Rider, Reckless, and The Thief Lord because all the covers feel like they take me away to whatever magical world Funke is writing about.

8. 13, rue Therese by Elena Mauli Shapiro

9. Tout Sweet by Karen Wheeler, because it totally makes me feel like I'm back in France

10. Jasmine Nights by Julia Gregson, because it reminds me of my favorite movies from the 40s.

So as it turns out I really do love book covers, I just never really thought about them....and it was hard narrowing it down for this list!

What are some of your favorite book covers??  Do you like pretty ones, or do you prefer covers that convey something about the story?


  1. I love a good cover treatment, I'm not going to lie! While I don't necessarily judge by the cover, I'm drawn to them for sure. The MISS PEREGRINE'S is a perfect example and I've got it on my list as well :)

  2. I'm a sucker for pretty covers and 13 rue Therese sucked me in. And it was pants! Gah :)