Tuesday, May 6, 2014

DO Judge A Book By It's Cover...TOP TEN TUESDAY

Top Ten Tuesdays is a meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish that features a new topic each week where we have to put down our top ten of it.

Today's Topic:

Top Ten Book Covers I'd frame as Pieces of Art

You know how they say, "Never judge a book by it's cover," well , that's exactly what we're doing on today's Top Ten Tuesday. 
But in this case it's a good thing. We're simply choosing our favorite book covers out there that we think are unique, beautiful, fun enough to hang on our walls.

Choosing only from the books and their series, that I've read, 
Here are my Top Ten Book Cover Choices:
(click on any of the book covers to direct you their Goodreads page)

1.) The Falling Kingdoms Series by Morgan Rhodes
Falling Kingdoms (book#1) • Rebel Spring (book#2) • Gathering Darkness (book#3 not out yet)

2.) The Elemental Trilogy by Sherry Thomas
The Burning Sky (book#1) • The Perilous Sea (book#2 not out yet)

3.) The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman

4.) The Airship Racing Chronicles by Melanie Karsak
Chasing the Star Garden (book#1) • Chasing the Green Fairy (book#2) 
I have the ebooks on my Kindle but BOY! Do I want the physical copies, Gorgeous they are!

5.) Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Throne of Glass (book#1) • Crown of Midnight (book#2) • Heir of Fire (book#3)
*Check out The Assassin's Blade, which contains all five Throne of Glass Novellas, the cover is pretty freakin badass too!!

6.) A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

7.) The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
*I just had to show both of the covers they have out for this book. How do you choose? They're both so lovely!! 
Which of the two covers would you pick to have in your library or picture on your wall??

8.) The Abhorsen Trilogy by Garth Nix
Sabriel (book#1) • Lirael (book#2) • Abhorsen (book#3)
**Keep an eye out for Clariel coming this October. Book #4, but a prequel to the story

9.) Abarat Series by Clive Barker
Abarat (book#1) • Days of Magic, Nights of War (book#2) • Absolute Midnight (book#3)
*I didn't post book #3's cover b/c I don't like it as much as I do these two.


10.) The Hellbound Heart by Clive Barker
I know I know, another Barker book. What can I say...he's a brilliant artist!


The saying is very much true, we do judge books by their covers, I'm sometimes guilty of it and I'm pretty sure most of you are too....

I'm I right Y'all?

That's why we see many changes in book covers. Authors have to find ways to make their covers more appealing to everyone. Gender is a huge reason you see covers change too.
To see an AWESOME blog post on this, check out Maureen Johnson's The Gender Cover Up. You'll get to see "Cover Flipping" where they take "feminine" book covers and change them completely, to appeal to men!
IT IS CRAZY!! For real guys, check it out!

There are so many books out there in the world with SO MANY different book covers. Thank goodness I had it narrowed down to the books I've read b/c if I could of just picked any book cover out there, GEESH.... this list would go on......

 BIG HUGS and Lots of Love 


  1. Nice!! You've got some fabulous covers there!! Yay for The Burning Sky. The Perilous Sea is gorgeous too!! I love book cover posts. :)

    1. Thank you Lisa! I can't wait for the release of The Perilous Sea in September!!! YAY!!!
      Thank you for stopping by hun! xoxo

  2. The Night Circus covers are so beautiful :-) Really striking! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    1. Your welcome and like wise!!
      I love the simple black, white and reds! Gorgeous!

  3. Great list! I almost put The Burning Sky on my list. The covers for that and The Perilous Sea are totally gorgeous, I agree. The Night Circus is a great choice as well! I agree my list of beautiful book covers could go on forever!
    Cassi @ My Thoughts Literally

    1. right! Forever and ever! Thanks for stopping by Cassi ♥

  4. Very pretty covers you've got there. I have a feeling that the ToG covers are going to be making the rounds today. For obvious reasons. :)
    I really like the Airship Racing Chronicles covers too. They are lovely!
    I do love the Falling Kingdoms as well. Which reminds me that I still need to carry on with that series...
    I did cut The Night Circus from my list. You know, there's just to many beautiful covers out there. But it is one of my favourites too.
    Great choices!
    Happy reading!
    Brittany @ This is the Story of My(Reading) Life

    1. Thanks Brittany! Yea, this was way hard, way too many covers to choose from! lol
      You better get you butt out there and read The Falling Kingdoms series hahahaaa! I'll have to bring them to you :)
      Thanks for stopping by hun! BIG HUGS! xoxo

  5. Sometimes I get so confused with your image uses that I think you're referencing Adventure Time in your list LOL. The covers to Perilous Sea/Burning Sky really make me want to pick up that series!

    Joey via. thoughts and afterthoughts.
    My TTT This Week.

    1. HAHAHAAA! Well Adventure time is one hot animation creation, don't ya think :)
      Thankfully you didn't come by today with any PO-TA-TOE references! whew!!! HA!
      Thanks for stopping by Joey xo

  6. Gorgeous picks Michelle! I love both covers of The Night Circus but I think the second one JUST gets it for me! also the covers for The Airship Racing Chronicles and the Elemental series are stunning! Thanks for dropping by on my list :)

  7. Ah ha! We both picked the Night Circus, such a gorgeous cover. And I haven't read The Burning Sky or The Perilous Sea, but those covers are beautiful, and they match so well together! Great post. And I loved Maureen Johnson talked about the cover flipping. It is so true the way that YA books by female authors get much more feminine covers than their male counterparts.

  8. I think I might go blind from the beauty of all these covers - haha! ;) Just kidding, but goodness! They're all so amazing! Anyway, thank you so much for sharing and fabulous choices! <3

    ~ Zoe @ The Infinite To-Read Shelf

  9. Oh gosh, these are so beautiful I can't even....afhhkdfs!! I LOVE the Throne of Glass series, anyway, but the covers are allllll so gorgeous. And I hadn't heard of the Elemental Trilogy, but they're BEAUTIFUL.
    Thanks for stopping by @ Notebook Sisters!

  10. The Night Circus also made it to my list, it's one of my all time favorites.

  11. Wow, you might have the best covers I've seen in any Top Ten I've looked at today. The Airship Racing Chronicles are just beautiful. I would frame those too ^_^

  12. Seriously I love love your covers. WOW. The Museum of Extraordinary Things is soooooo wow! I don't know why I haven't read that book yet???

    Angela's Anxious Life

  13. Great picks, love every cover you've chosen! Lots of people went with the Night Circus but that's not surprising as it has such wonderful covers. Love the Airship Racing Chronicles (need to buy the second book!) and the Falling Kingdoms (also need to buy the second book!), I could go on forever! It was so hard to narrow them down I think I might have to share some of my favorite covers on a regular basis :)

  14. Gorgeous choices, Michelle! I definitely would love to have the covers for The Night Circus on my wall!

  15. I love this cover of the clockwork orange!!! I have a different one, unfortunately..

  16. Oh wow! Great covers. I especially love the steampunk ones. Thanks for stopping by :D

  17. Lots of fantasy on this list -- which makes your post EPIC!

    Oh my... the covers of The Airship Racing Chronicles are a thing of beauty, aren't they? I've never heard of the series, but now I'm eager to find out more. Thanks for sharing!

    Marlene @ The Flyleaf Review

  18. I absolutely LOVE the Falling Kingdoms Covers!!! Beautiful!!! Absolutely Beautiful!!!

  19. Oh man, these are BEAUTIFUL! Also can I just say that I love the Adventure Time gifs, because they are perfect:)

  20. Yay :D Awesome post sweetie. <3 Sigh. So many amazing covers! I really love The Burning Sky ones. <3 They are GORGEOUS. Dying to read book two :)
    Thank you so much for commenting on my blog a while ago. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books


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