Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and is a chance for everyone to get to know fellow bloggers and share lists. I love lists. Every week is a different list.
This week is Ten Book Cover Trends (or just elements of covers) I Like/Dislike.
So... I'm going to do 4 of each and then reveal my all time most loved and most hated covers. Because why not? Also, I think some covers are so just breathtakingly beautiful.
Covers I Like
From beauty to drama, simple designs to pretty little details and a special little penchant for stags, I know what I like and I'll automatically pick it up if I spot it! But pretty covers can also be the bane of my life, because the story doesn't always match up. Lucky for you guys n gals, these were all gems.
Covers I Dislike
WELL. Think wrongly-laced corsets, overly pretty dresses, thigh gaps, bitchy looking girls and trying to be all cool and minimalist and... I think you get the idea. It's often the little things that annoy me. And that incorrectly laced corset splashed all over A Great And Terrible Beauty just annoys me so much. Lacing a corset is not hard, I've been able to do it since I was 14. And you couldn't even Google things as easily back then!
The Best Cover
My favourite book of all time just happens to have one of the most beautiful covers ever. How gorgeous is this? I seriously bought it just for the cover, even though I already have another 4 editions. Can you ever have enough copies of your favourite book?
The Worst Cover
I've just never (ever) liked Quentin Blake. Just... No. I can't even explain it. It's the same as how I know I don't like artichoke. I'll try it over and over a million different ways and always spit it out. Blerrrgh. I've never liked the covers, not even as a child when I first read Roald Dahl's books.
So, share your most and least liked covers with me. I'm looking forward to all the pretty!