Today’s Broke and Bookish Top Ten Tuesday topic is TTT Rewind: Pick a topic you have missed in the past or want to revisit. Well, I’ve missed a lot, so I had several to choose from. And though there were many great topics, I ultimately went with my Top 10 Favorite Book Covers, which I found appropriate considering my recent post on bad book covers. In order to not have every book in the world be a contender, but to also not limit myself too greatly, the standard I decided to go by was favorite covers of books I have either read OR plan to read. I didn’t want to choose a cover for a book I had zero interest in. Also, I found out that I’m a book cover snob. (I can hear my husband laughing now… he says I’m a snob about everything! :-P) I did include some special edition covers because a lot of times they are made to be especially awesome! Anyhow, here’s my Top 10…
#10: Les Miserables
I know what you’re thinking… it’s a picture from the 2012 movie! I get it! But it’s so haunting and beautiful. It’s a lot better than cartoon Cosette in my opinion. I must confess though, I don’t know if the “movie cover” matches the tone of the book or not since I have not read it yet.
#9: For Darkness Shows the Stars
Another one I have not yet read so admittedly, I do not know how well the cover matches the tone of the book. But I know it’s pretty!
#8: Matched Trilogy
Part of me doesn’t love the bubble, but the symbolism of each cover is great. The colors also play an important role in the stories, so you can tell how well-thought out these covers were, which I appreciate.
#7: Pride and Prejudice
I didn’t read/don’t own the version with this cover, but I just love the artwork. It’s both fun and classic.
This is such a clever cover for a retelling of Cinderella that centers on a Cyborg. Even without knowing the plot, I think one can derive a hint from the cover what the book might be like.
#5: Little Women
As if the cover isn’t pretty enough on first glance, notice the “little women” integrated into the letters! Love it!
#4: Alice in Wonderland
Cute and covered in teapots!
#3: To Kill A Mockingbird
Seriously, how whimsy is this? I also love that it features the characters. So cute!
#2: The Selection and The Elite
Sometimes I wonder if the cover of The Selection is what drew me to read it because seriously, I have no interest in the show The Bachelor, so why would I want to read a book with a similar premise? But if you look at a big, clear picture of it, especially of The Selection, and see all those amazing details on the dress, and in the reflection… well, you can just see it’s just a gorgeous cover, reflecting all the splendor America experiences in the palace.
#1: Fahrenheit 451
This is probably seriously the most creative book cover EVER. Unfortunately, I have not read this classic yet but I have been wanting to for a while. And I’m kind of tempted to buy buy this version of it. Because it’s awesome.
What book covers are your favorite?
A lot of beautiful covers! I really love the Pride and Prejudice, Little Women, and To Kill a Mockingbird. I might be more willing to read some of these classics if I could buy the books with these covers. Sometimes I feel like classic books get such dull covers. Great list 🙂
That is so true! Sadly none of the classics I own have covers quite as pretty as these (with the exception of a Jane Austen collection that I like the look of).
Oooh, I’m a sucker for a beautiful (or just compelling) book cover. It’s an art that fascinates me because of just how right (or wrong) it can go, you know?
Great picks. I find #10 especially striking.
Wow, GREAT choices. I’ve never seen that cover for Little Women, but it’s fantastic! That Fahrenheit 451 cover is pretty great, too. Love this!
I kept smiling throughout your list! I’ve talked about the covers of Fahrenheit 451 and For Darkness Shows the Stars on my blog before, so I love those. I absolutely adore that Alice in Wonderland cover and the To Kill a Mockingbird cover; the gowns on The Selections series are gorgeous! LOVE this list! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by my TTT list!
Alice @ Alice in Readerland
The Cinder and Matched covers are some of my favorites as well. That has to be the coolest Fahrenheit 451 cover I’ve ever seen. I think I might need to buy the book again just to find THAT copy because wow. I also really love the For Darkness Shows the Stars cover, but I haven’t read that book yet. Great post!
Oh my goodness. Those redone classics are amazing. I especially like the new P&P.
My TTT: http://shelversanon.blogspot.com/2013/04/top-10-tuesday-rewind-my-book-boyfriends.html
Oh my, that cover of Fahrenheit 451 is gorgeous, I might have to buy it.. I have that book already (one of my all time favourites), and I do love my cover too, it’s all orange with embossed red flames and stuff. It’s pretty. But this is even better!
The cover of Pride & Prejudice reminds me a bit of The Night Circus, which is a cover I really like. Also the first Across The Universe cover was gorgeous (before they changed them)..
All those covers are stunning! I am loving the classics! Glad I found your blog x
I know the artist who did the cover for For Darkness Shows The Stars. She’s Ana Cruz and I love her cover artworks!!
That’s exciting! It’s definitely beautiful work!