Top Ten Tuesday - Favorite Book Covers

It's that time of the week again, it's time for Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish blog.

This week's topic is:
Favourite Book Covers

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (UK edition). I have always loved this cover. It gives nothing away but is at the same time very exciting, with all the action going on. And once you've read it, the cover means so much more.

And call me weird or whatever, but I also love the Ukrainian version of this cover. Unlike the British or American covers, this one is completely spoilerific and practically tells the whole story on the cover! It's like playing spot the references. And they've definitely used the actors as face models... One day I will own a copy of this version.

Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer. Now, before you judge me, I am not saying this book is good or anything (though I did love the Twilight books/films, leave me alone ;) ), but I do think this cover is a good one. The whole metaphor of the pawn becoming the queen is subtle, but not too subtle. I also like the continuing theme of the high contrast white and red on a black background (before it got way overdone). So yeah, I just think it is a good cover. 

Across the Universe by Beth Revis. I love the allusion to how this story starts, where Amy is woken up by Elder, and the chasm of space between them and around them. I just really like it. I am not so impressed with the new versions of the covers.

The Fault in our Stars by John Green. Some day I will shut up about this book, but today is not that day. Although, initially I was dubious about the cover, I have come to love it as it is so bold and eye-catching. I mean, you can't not spot it on the shelf with such a bright cover and simple design.

Watching the English by Kate Fox. The cover for this book just sums up the English in one picture. Two people stubbornly reading a newspaper under an umbrella at a soggy Wimbledon. I instantly wanted to read it.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. Or any of the Roald Dahl books. The Quentin Blake-drawn covers just remind me of reading all the those books again and again as a kid. This is definitely a nostalgia thing.

Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion. I like the simplicity of the cover, with just the blood network of the brain hinting at what the book could be about. It almost looks like a non-fiction book at first glance. Also looking at it after reading the book I think it even hints at how the story resolves itself.

Matched by Ally Condie. It's unfortunate that I like the covers more than the series itself. It felt like the cover promises more than the book offers. But still, it's a good concept, carried through the series. I like me a nice matched (no pun intended) set.

Just Listen by Sarah Dessen. I just really like it. Particularly the almost invisible shiny black on matt black details. A nice touch of metaphor in the cover.

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain. Not technically one I've read yet but on my To-Read list. The completely blank cover apart from the embossed Quiet is ingenious. Sort of backwardly eye-catching. (My google-fu was not working for a good picture of this cover so literally imagine a white cover with an embossed Quiet.)

So these are the ones that stick out in my mind. Let me know if you agree/disagree and which ones you chose in the comments!

6 comments on "Top Ten Tuesday - Favorite Book Covers"

  1. A lot of different covers for books I am familiar with - I wonder is that an international thing?
    I am loving the Warm Bodies cover though still haven't read it.

    CeCe @ Steaming Mug of Books

    1. I think it probably is. Being British, I mostly get the UK versions of books. I don't always get why they change the books for countries that share languages, but it can be interesting.

      Thanks for the comment!

  2. Watching the English looks awesome! I haven't heard of that one. Great list!
    Natflix&Books' TTT

    1. I love Watching the English. Like a fascinating insight in to why I act the way I act. Also a bit freaky in how accurate it is!

      Thanks for stopping by :)

  3. Oooh, that Ukrainian HP is intriguing. It's always interesting for me to see different artists' interpretations of the same material.

    1. Out of all the different HP covers, that one has always stuck with me. And I also love seeing the different interpretations. Normally after I've read a book because like the Ukrainian cover, spoilers... lol.