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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.