This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is all about cover love! Nine gorgeous books that not only sound amazing but are appealing to the eye, as well. I hope you have your Goodreads open, because you’ll want to add these to your TBR right away 🙂
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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish link-up, hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is all about ANIMALS FROM BOOKS but I don’t read a lot of books with animals in them, unless they’re dog stories. And even that is a new genre to me. So, instead I’m choosing last week’s topic of COLORFUL BOOK COVERS.
Do you judge books by their covers?
Let’s get real for a minute: does a book’s cover influence your desire to purchase it?
(You can’t see it, but I’m raising my hand).
These 9 books (because I just couldn’t make 10 look pretty in this layout) drew me in first by their beautiful covers, though many are by authors I already adore.
Jovee Winters became a fast favorite of mine when I read The Sea Queen back in 2018. Not only do her books surround mythology, but the covers are absolutely gorgeous! Sarah J. Maas’s Throne of Glass series is one of my new favorites from 2020. What can I say? It was a pretty good reading year, if nothing else.
Haven’t read the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas yet? Check out my review of Crown of Midnight!
Michelle Madow’s Dark World: The Vampire Wish series and James Dashner’s Maze Runner series have been two of my favorites right from the beginning, so no surprise that they made the list. Goldfisch by Nana Yaa is a new addition as I have recently started branching out to include manga in my reading pile.
Any Whovians out there?? I started watching Doctor Who on a whim 7 or 8 years ago and absolutely fell in love! Of course, once I found out there were books, too, this little nerd was tickled pink. And the covers are gorgeous!
The Serpent’s Secret by Sayantani Dasgupta is a new addition to my TBR and it’s no surprise that this one has a colorful cover. It’s published by Scholastic under the middle grade/YA genre and they always create amazing cover designs.
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When I worked in commercial kitchens, I learned right away that you eat with your eyes first. I think the same definitely goes for books (minus the eating part). The cover is an author’s first chance to hook you. It’s been my experience that the ones who take the time and care to create/purchase a visually pleasing cover also take the time and care to make sure their story is at its absolute best. Of course, there are always exceptions to the rule.