Top Ten Tuesday (1)

October 18, 2011

I am participating in Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! Each week, there is a specific topic for a top ten list.

This weeks topic is:
Top ten books, whose titles or covers made me buy it

1. Across the Universe by Beth Revis

I could rave about this cover for hours on end. I just love it so much! The colour scheme and the galactic background looks incredible - I'm a sucker for stars. This cover is just beautiful, and I picked up this book, the hardcover version, because of it's cover. Although the synopsis intrigued me, it was definitely the cover which made this a must-buy.

2. Divergent by Veronica Roth

Again, I was hooked by the synopsis, but the cover made it irresistible. I adore the cover. The fiery symbol looks absolutely incredible. One of my favourite covers of all time.

3. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

I must admit, I have a few on this list which I bought in addition to the amount of hype and praise they received. I guess that makes me feel less guilty for judging the books by their cover. Anyway, I love this. The dark colours make is so mysterious and the title looks gorgeous.

4. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Random Riggs

This cover is really creepy. And I love it! The girl is just floating above the ground, and the combination of the image with the name really intrigued me.

5. Nightshade by Andrea Dremer

Beautiful. I love the purple hues, and the girls face is so enchanting. The hardcover is also sparkly, which I think is incredibly awesome. I remember buying this off of Goodreads, simply because of it's cover - I didn't read anything about it.

6. Wither by Lauren DeStefano

In addition to the fact that this is dystopian, the cover of this got me hooked. It is really beautiful, and I love the subtleties that add to the overall image. The gold lines around specific items on the cover look really cool, and I love the fact that they are recurring patterns even within the book (chapter titles).

7. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

I really can't decide between the UK and US versions of the cover. I love them both, but I bought the UK cover because I actually hadn't seen the US version at that point. I love silhouette's, particularly with trees, and I just love how it frames the cover. The title design aswell is really cool and kind of creepy - the dripping blood. I think it's a nice touch.

8. The Forest of Hands & Teeth by Carrie Ryan

This was a combination of the title and the cover. The title sounds quite gruesome and disturbing. When I heard it, I was a little unsure as to what it means, but I was interested all the same. The cover is also gorgeous. It adds to the creep factor.

9. Supernatural #7: One Year Gone by Rebecce Dessertine

Okay, if you know me even a little, then this would be a no-brainer. I LOVE Supernatural. Dean and Sam are probably the two sexiest men alive, so the cover for this drew me in. As well as the fact that it is based off my favourite TV show.

10. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon

It was the title for this one. I remember my maths teacher mentioning it one day in class, and the title sort of stuff. I was really curious as to what it was about.. a dog? at night? huh?

So what about you? What covers/titles made you buy a book?


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