Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday!

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Top Ten Books Whose Titles or Covers made me buy it

10.  Possession by Elana Johnson
I just love the cover of this, the white part is sparkly and why is there a butterfly in an ice cube? I had no idea what this was about when I bought it and did not care.

9. Betwixt by Tara Bray Smith
This is one of my least favorite books, but I love how bizarre the cover is. It's so bright that it stands out on a shelf. I also love the name Betwixt, it's a great word.

8. Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
When this came out I immediately loved the cover, it's very whimsical and I love the colors.
7. Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
The simplicity of this cover is what made me buy it. I love the single sprout growing out of snow, very symbolic. The barbed wire intrigues you though. The title is fantastic too.

6. The Map of Time by Felix J. Palma
Who doesn't love this cover? Everything about it is gorgeous, the steampunkiness, the colors, the detail; the amazing details continue on into the inside of the cover. This is a beautifully made book all together.

5. Moon Palace by Paul Auster
I still am not sure what this book is about. I just got it not too long ago and there was no summary anywhere on it. But the gorgeous tattoo-inspired artwork is all over the front and back covers and inside flaps. I love the classic inked look.

4. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
This is cover is creepiliscious. The girl is super scary and floating. And how great is the title?

3. Brave Story by Miyuki Miyabe
I love this cover because it's not very "Americanized" it is creative and artistic and tells a story in itself.

2. Hourglass by Myra McEntire
I absolutely love this cover. It's great just glancing at it, and then when you realize that she is walking on the wall, your entire perspective changes. I literally this book in the story and turned it sideways and upright for a couple minutes. The art is just impeccable.

1. The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancy
This is one of my favorite covers on a YA book. I am still so angry that they republished these with different covers that don't come close to this one. It is so fitting and gross yet intriguing. I want so badly for the other two books that follow this to have matching covers. Also I love the title, great made up job title.


  1. I'm with you on Hourglass. That is a stunning cover!

  2. I'm with you on Hourglass. That is a stunning cover! and b tween shade of gray

  3. I chose THE BOOK OF HEROES, which was also by Miyaki Miyabe! I really want to read BRAVE STORY and the new book (What is it, ICHO?) now!

    And I chose HOURGLASS

    Ohh, I still need to read my copy of THE MAP OF TIME. It truly is a book I picked up based on the stunning cover!

  4. I hadn't noticed that the girl in Hourglass is walking on the wall. Thank you for pointing that out! :)