Top Ten Tuesday is a fun weekly feature hosted by the fantastic blog The Broke and the Bookish. This week the topic is Top Ten Book Covers I’d Frame as Pieces of Art.
1) & 2)Cinder and Scarlet by Marissa Meyer- These are actually the Spanish covers for the books, and I absolutely adore them, as they’re delicate and reflect a very dark-fairy-tale-vibe.
3) The Selection by Kiera Cass- Blue is my favorite color, and this series always has the most gorgeous gowns on the cover, and the Tiffany blue is too striking not to love. I wish everything in my bedroom could be this color.
4) The Diviners by Libba Bray- This is British cover that I came across in a bookstore in Oxford this past winter. I love the 1920’s details with the blue backdrop and the mysterious silhouette- so much more appealing than the American hardcover, in my opinion.
5) Mary Poppins by PL Travers- This is also a version I came across in the same bookstore in Oxford. I love the soft colors and the stars in the background, and if I had a child it would be a beautiful addition to a nursery, either framed or painted on the wall as a mural.
6) Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan- I loved loved loved this original US hardback cover and it was a huge reason as to why I bought the book initially. The colors and use of silhouette and shadow make it feel like an enchanting mystery and it’s really a very beautiful and subtle cover. Yet when the second book in the series was released they changed the covers for the entire series to something much less whimsical and enchanting. I hate when covers change midway through an active series!
7-10) Harry Potter 1, 3, 5 & 6, 15th Anniversary Editions- Maybe I’m in the minority but I love love love the new Harry Potter covers and much prefer them to the originals (and they each have another scene on the back with a single, haunting quote from the book instead of a synopsis- serious fangirling is happening here!) I think they’re really beautiful and it’s such a treat to be able to see new scenes depicted in illustration. The covers are breathtaking and the ones I chose incorporate my favorite color of blue in them, and I’d absolutely love to have them as artwork for my bedroom.
So overall I think we can deduce I like covers with blue color schemes and/or with mysterious silhouettes and soft colors that carry an air of child-like whimsy and mystery. Did you notice any patterns in your cover choices? Do you find yourself liking other countries’ covers better? Link back to your TTT, I’d love to see your choices!