Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. Book bloggers create their own lists based on the chosen topics and post links to our lists. It’s a way of all sharing our thoughts and our love of books. And who doesn’t love lists??
So this week it’s all about book covers. And let’s all admit it, whether we mean to or not, we do judge a book by its cover once and awhile… I really try not to, and there are few that stand out in my mind, so this was a tough list for me, but here it goes!
- Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling – I love all of these covers, the colors, the illustrations – don’t make me pick just one!
- Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny – Not only is this probably my favorite mystery series, and my favorite book (to-date!) in the series, but I love this cover. Something about the sun shining through the trees reminds me of home and peaceful summer days.
- The Borrower by Rebecca Makkai – I would like a street made of books…
- Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah – Reminiscent of summers in the country…
- The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce – One of my favorite books for the illustrations, hands-down, and the cover is no exception. I could easily do a whole list of my favorite covers from picture books, but I’m trying to be at least a little bit grown up!
- The Library by Sarah Stewart – OK, so I’m not trying that hard! Another great illustrated book with a fantastic cover (may be that it reminds me of myself – or the way that I would like to be some days!).
- Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak – Now it appears that I am not trying at all, but just a couple more and I will get back to some covers of adult books! How can you not love the cover of this classic?
- Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick – While the illustrations in the book are amazing (The Wonders of Brian Selznick), I also love this cover, the blue of the sky, the lightning, being struck…
- Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt – The desolation and the beauty together and that statue – I love that statue – my husband bought me a replica of that statue for our backyard.
- Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson – I don’t like this cover because I have a thing for Steve Jobs! I love the way that the cover is so… Apple! Stark and clean and simple like Apple packaging it seemed more than appropriate for this biography.