Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. It should be noted I have gone out of my way to not repeat my “Favourite covers” and instead have picked covers which I think could actually pass for being artwork if you removed the title page. Ones you wouldn’t be surprised to see being sold on the interwebs etc.
1. Penguin English Library
Any of these beauties would make a lovely piece of art due to the print work of the cover. North and South is one of my favourites of them so far. The cotton reels obviously are well picked because they are symbolic to the story but I also really like the soft colours they chose for this design and I love the versions of these books. I plan on doing a post shortly of my current collection of these!
2. The Gemma Doyle Trilogy
This series’ covers are just beautifully done and I could imagine them all being turned into a series of wall prints.
3. Life After Life
There is something haunting and stunning about this cover. I absolutely love it.
4. The Night Circus
With the bold and beautiful colour scheme and style of this cover, this book screamed my name across the bookshop for three months before I finally caved and picked it up. Ugh, so beautiful (both the book and cover).
5. The Girl who Chased the Moon
I absolutely love this cover, it’s just so pretty and magical.
6. Tuck Everlasting
I always imagine this cover is Winnie as she sits and ponders her choice, as a young girl, whether she wants to live forever or not.
7. Never Let Me Go
I didn’t really love this book. But I love the design of the cover!
8. Paper Towns
This was the first book by John Green I picked up and you guessed it, it was because I was intrigued by that cover!
9. The Discworld Collector’s Edition
They recently started republishing Pratchett’s Discworld series (I have read books 3-21 so far and love them!), in these lovely hardcovers which are the size of a paperback, but excellent quality and I adore the artwork for them so much! I currently have my favourite arc “The Death Collection” and “Guards, Guards” in this style. I plan to get all of them!
10. The Girl who Circumnavigated Fairyland…
Where most people are picking Alice in Wonderland, I actually prefer this book/cover.