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24 June 2014

Ten Book Cover Trends I Like and Dislike

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!


  1. It's...okay...(splutter)!)...don't like Quentin Blake. (eek!)

    Here's my list of things I like about book covers.

  2. White Hart by Sarah Dalton is gorgeous! And I love tat cover for I Capture The Castle!!

    Check out my TTT!

    Katrina @ Chased By My Imagination

  3. You know, I've seen the cover of A Great and Terrible Beauty dozens of times and never realized the corset was improperly laces. Now that I see it, it bugs me a little as well.

  4. haha I never really liked Quentin Blake's illustrations either. The I Capture the Castle cover is beautiful though!

    - Kritika @ Snowflakes & Spider Silk

  5. That White Hart is being put on my Goodreads IMMEDIATELY, it is gorgeous.
    I really liked the TFiOS cover, but I completely agree with the Roald Dahl cover - I never really liked them either.

  6. Ooh, love that you have a penchant for stags!! :D

  7. I don't like that Charlie and the Chocolate Factory cover either. Part of it is because I hate Charlie and the Chocolate Factory but the cover does just kind of fail in general. I don't know a thing about lacing a corset though. I keep looking and I still don't see it, but I will definitely take your word for it! Either way, I am not a fan. Great list!


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