Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday-- Books I judged by their cover

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the girls over at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they come up with a topic and you write down your top ten favorites of whatever the topic is.

This weeks top ten is books that you bought because of their cover/title. We all do this. Everyone judges a book by it's cover (if you say you don't, you are most likely lying.) I have a really bad problem with this and half the time I don't even end up reading the book. I want to say though, that it wasn't just the cover or the title that got me to buy the book, but I also thought the books sounded really good.

These are in no order.

1.Rich and Mad by William Nicholson:
I tried reading this book and couldn't get farther than 20 pages into it. I wasn't liking it and I didn't want my dislike of the book to ruin my love for the cover. Honestly. If I could find a poster for this cover, I'd buy it in a heart beat and hang it on my wall. So in love with it.

2. Slice of Cherry by Dia Reeves:
Yet another book I bought because I loved the cover and yet I still haven't read it. It's tea cups (which I collect) that is done in pink/yellow poka dots (my absolute favorite design and colors), mixed in with a cool font and some blood to make it a little sick and twisted. It's like the designer made it specifically for me to buy. I plan on painting this cover some time.

3. Wither by Lauren Destefano:
How gorgeous is this cover??? The dress? The birdcage? The big hair? Love it! I actually love the next cover in this book even more but I'm not going to buy that book for it's cover, I'm going to buy it cause I'm SUPER EXCITED FOR IT!

4. Entwined by Heather Dixon:
I love fairy tale books, I adore princess stories, and I love big dresses. So I had to get this book. Look how beautiful the dress is, and the castle in the background. *sigh* I love it. Too bad I didn't like the book nearly as well as I like the cover.

5. Halo by Alexandra Adornetto:
It's the wings that sold me on this book. They are so beautiful and detailed when you really look at the cover up close. It's not just shadows but you can really see details. The whole thing if beautiful. Yet I haven't read this book yet. I bought it before I found out I'm not a huge fan of angel books.

6. Fairy Bad Day by Amanda Ashby:
I want those shoes! Just saying. The title and the cover sold me on this one. I love how it's a girl wearing really cool shoes, stabbing a fairy with a really big sword.

7. Bumped by Megan McCafferty:
It's a big freaking egg. I love the simplicity of it and yet you can ask any person who keeps up with YA lit, and go "what is the name of the book with a giant egg on the cover?" and everyone knows what book you are talking about. You see it and think "why a big egg?" Then read what it's about and understand.

8. Bad Girls Don't Die by Katie Alender:
This one was the title that got me at first because I didn't see the cover with it and once I did, I liked it even more. Why is this girl a bad girl and why don't they die? I like how it looks like a little kid in time out. Makes you wonder.

9. We Hear the Dead by Dianne Salerni:
Why do you hear the dead girls? It's an interesting title with a cool and simple title. The reds and yellows really complement each other and make it "pop" so you have to notice it.

10. Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen:
This one screamed "buy me! buy me!" for a very long time before I caved and bought it. I've always been interested in the jazz age and drawn to the look of it. The fingerwave hairstyle, the multiple necklaces mixed with a flapper dress and bright lipstick. Then add in the dancing, drinking, and all the new things that were happening in America at the time, and I'm hooked. So when I see a cover that is going to give me all that I'm immediately interested. It took me so long to buy it because I'm swamped with books and was trying to save some money. Like I said before, I ended up caving.


  1. Wither is on my list too, and Slice of Cherry looks like my kind of book. You've picked some awesome covers there!

    My Top Ten is here if you'd like a look :)

  2. Awesome picks! Wither has been a popular choice :) awesome books you got here yay~

    Here's my Top Ten Books I've Bought because of the cover!

  3. We both have Wither and Halo. I didn't even think about Entwined though the cover is amazing. I hate when books don't pan out the way you were hoping. Rich and Mad does have an amazing cover but it stinks you didn't love the book.

    My Top Ten

  4. I couldn't resist Halo's cover either, but I got stuck halfway through reading it because of boredom! I am slowly learning not to trust these pretty YA covers but it's so hard to resist them!

    I couldn't make out the first book cover, I'll have to look for a bigger image.

    So glad to see Bad Girls Don't Die on someone's list - I nearly added it to mine, it's a wonderful cover and I really enjoyed the story too!

    Here's my list!

  5. Oooo! I love that first cover too. Now I have to go check it out and most likely add it to my TBR list. ;)

  6. LOVE the cover of Entwined. I haven't read the book yet, but if I did, it probably would have been on my list. If you see my list, I talk about pretty sparkly dresses a lot.

  7. Great covers, especially 2 thru 5!

    I really want to read Slice of Cherry. Only one of my libraries has a copy and it's always checked out when I want to get it. It's frustrating. I may just go ahead and buy my own copy.

  8. Great picks I have some of them on my top 10, love your site I'm a new follower, my WOW http://headstuckinabook.blogspot.com/2011/10/top-ten-tuesday.html


I love getting comments! I'm always checking to see if I have any new comments. It's actually pretty sad how often I check for them really. So if there is anything you want to say about a post of mine, please say it! I want feedback :)

As of lately, I'm making the blog a no-award blog. I love getting them and I'm always honored, but I don't have the time to do all the things that are required of them. Sorry :(
Also, my "reply" button does not seem to be working in my comments on my computer. I have to use a different computer to reply back so if I don't reply, it's not because I'm rude, it's just that I can't.