Hi everyone! For this week’s Top Ten Tuesday–created by The Artsy Reader Girl–we were given a book cover freebie! Which means we got to pick exactly what criteria we were going to use to create this list. At first I thought it was going to be super easy, but the more I scrolled through my Goodreads the more I became desolate. There are so many different types of covers out there! So to make the book cover pool smarter, I decided to pick out me top ten favorite book covers of books that I own! Let’s do this.
1. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
I love the color gradient of the pink on this cover. I love the eiffel tower since this book is set in France. Honestly, everything about this cover screams cute romance to me.
2. Broken Things by Lauren Oliver
The dark, ominous cover with the trees in the background since the murder of their friends occurred in a forest blows my freaking mind. I also love the drawing of the backs of the girl’s heads and how their hair is tangled with the title.
3. I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
I love this shade of yellow, and actually I think this cover was the first time that I thought to myself “huh, I think I like the color yellow”. I also love how the font and the sun looked like it was done by hand.
4. When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
What I love about this book is that not only is the front cover memorizing with the close up pick of the girl–Dimple–drinking an iced coffee and the title hand written on the cup, the back cover is ICONIC. It’s a picture of Dimple throwing said ice coffee at Rishi. It’s truly amazing.
5. Sadie by Courtney Summers
This cover is simplistic yet eye catching. I love how there’s really only a few different colors on the cover. It makes the red of the sweatshirt stand out even more as well as the title. I also love how she doesn’t have a face which kind of seems to stem back from the fact that in terms of the podcast she’s disappeared, and terms of what is actually happening to Sadie she is hiding her identity.
6. The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
I’m pretty sure this was the first pick of Sarah Dessen’s the I ever picked up in middle school and it was because of how the book looked bright. Like it looks like the model is sitting in a room that has natural light pouring in. And the flower caught my eye too. The kind of book that looks like it’s going to be light and fluffy (although that’s not what I would classify this book).
7. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
It looks like I have a theme because of loving titles on covers that look like they were hand written because that is what first caught my eye about this cover.
8. When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore
This cover is eye catching to begin with because of the dark colors with the light font, but once you’ve read the book you’ll see how everything that’s on the cover is connected to the important themes of the book. The water tower, the flowers, the moons hanging at the top. I don’t want to give any of the magic away of the book, but I would totally recommend reading this book to find out why all of those things are important.
9. Everything Leads to You by Nina Lacour
Everything about this cover is aesthetic as heck. The light shade of pink, the city skyline, the font of the title. It’s just as soft as this book is, and it makes me feel calm just looking at it.
10. Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan
I absolutely love all the colors on this cover as well as one of Lei’s–the main character–golden eyes peaking out. Plus the little sparks of gold look like someone cast a spell. This cover just scream magic.