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.
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 ♥