Monday, October 17, 2011

Top Ten Covers

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme started at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a specific topic for a top ten list. Link up, visit some new blogs and add to your ever growing TBR list.

We've all been told not to judge a book by its cover. But we all do it. We also judge books by their titles. I know that a lot of work goes into cover art - and so I think it's an acceptable factor in your decision to spend $15-$20 on a book that it cover and/or title be pleasing. So here are 10 books that I've judged and bought based on their cover art and/or title. And whether or not that judging led me astray.

Guilty as charged. I have been sucked into checking out or buying a book because of the cover. I have to remind myself when I'm in the store, that I should not buy a book just because of the cover. I actually skipped over We, the Drowned twice in Borders closing sale because of it, only to see it on my Goodreads to be read list, so I actually let myself cave for it.

My Top Ten covers (that I can think of):

1. The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane
2. Graceling (The Seven Kingdoms Trilogy, #1)
3. The Thief (The Queen's Thief, #1)
4. Luka and the Fire of Life
5. The Witch's Daughter
6. Mary & Elizabeth
7. We, the Drowned
8. The Map of Time
9. The Pillars of the Earth  (The Pillars of the Earth, #1)
10. The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories


Trish said...

Pillars of The Earth made my list this week, too! It's so gorgeous!

Cheyenne Teska said...

Graceling is definitely intriguing.

JNCL said...

Wow! Some seriously awesome covers. Several of those make me want to dash over and add them to my Goodreads to-read shelf.

Hina Ansari said...

oh, hope I can comment from home, since I can't from work! love reading your blogs!