Top Ten Tuesday 07: Top Ten Books I Bought for the Cover or Title
Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.
We’ve all been told not to judge a book by its cover. But we all do it. We also judge books by their titles. I know that a lot of work goes into cover art – and so I think it’s an acceptable factor in your decision to spend $15-$20 on a book that it cover and/or title be pleasing. So here are 10 books that I’ve judged and bought based on their cover art and/or title. And whether or not that judging led me astray.
Top Ten Books I Bought for the Cover or Title
Not in any particular order.
- Matched (Matched #1) by Ally Condie: The cover is what really sold me on this one. Thankfully, I ended up liking the actual story, too. The cover is simple and beautiful.
- Nightshade (Nightshade #1) by Andrea Cremer: Seriously, one of my favorite covers from 2010. I haven’t read the book yet, but as soon as I get through my NetGalley stack, I’ll get around to it!
- Rampant (Killer Unicorns #1) by Diana Peterfreund: I scored this one super cheap, but I probably would’ve put it down had it not been for the cover. I haven’t read it yet, but the cover is lovely.
- Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1) by Beth Revis: Beautiful, beautiful cover…and fantastic story, too.
- Mistwood (Mistwood #1) by Leah Cypess: Another book I have yet to read, but the cover was too pretty to not buy it.
- White Cat (Curse Workers #1) by Holly Black: While I liked the story, I think I prefer the cover to the story itself.
- Delirium (Delirium #1) by Lauren Oliver: Still in my TBR pile, but I love this cover. Not only is it my favorite color, but it’s simple enough that it captures your interest still.
- Rot & Ruin (Benny Imura #1) by Jonathan Maberry: I bought this when the Borders by my house was going out of business. I hadn’t heard of the series at that point but the cover caught my eye. As it turns out, I loved it.
- If I Stay (If I Stay #1) by Gayle Forman: I’d heard a lot about this one before I decided to buy it, but it ultimately came down to that cover. It’s absolutely stunning, just like the book itself.
- The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer #1) by Michelle Hodkin: Still on my TBR pile, unfortunately, but the cover is wonderful. Really looking forward to reading this one.