Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite Book Covers Of Books I've Read

This is my twenty-third Top Ten Tuesday post. Top Ten Tuesday was created and is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. I thought it would be silly to mention the books without showing them to you, so this week I bring you a video!

Top Ten Favourite Book Covers Of Books I've Read


1. The World's Wife, by Carol Ann Duffy (Picador, 2000) - simple but eyecatching!

2. The Book of Blood and Shadow, by Robin Wasserman (Atom, 2012) - blue and purple and pretty, a really well designed cover, I think.

3. The Iron King, by Julie Kagawa (Mira INK, 2011) - glitter, swirls, and thorns. Just lovely.

4. Under the Never Sky, by Veronica Rossi (Atom, 2012) - gorgeous illustration, title in the colours of a sunset.

5. The Magic Toyshop, by Angela Carter (Virago, 2008) - I chose this one specifically for the cover, which is fabric-covered and features an array of puppets.

6. Nights At The Circus, by Angela Carter (Picador, 1985) - just fantastic, Fevvers in all her winged glory and a starry leotard!

7. Vile Bodies, by Evelyn Waugh (The Great Writers Library, 1988) - fabulous Art Deco styling.

8. The Secrets of Jin-Shei, by Alma Alexander (HarperCollins, 2004) - the kind of design you'd expect for historical fiction set in Asia, but beautiful nonetheless.

9. Let's Get Lost, by Sarra Manning (Hodder Childrens/Bite, 2006) - eyecatching, black and pink illustration.

10. Dramarama, by E. Lockhart (Hyperion, 2007) - bold yet classy.

Have you chosen any of my selections? What did you think of my foray into YouTube?

14 comments:

  1. I like all of these, but I have to say that The Magic Toyshop is my favorite cover out of them all! :)

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    1. It is really lovely, and even better in real life!

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  2. My gosh, I love that you've done a video — what a wonderful idea! I might have to steal that sometime. ;)

    Nice cover for The Magic Toyshop as well. Very geometric and pretty.

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    1. Feel free! Thanks for the comment!

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  3. Great selection! Esp. <3 the cover of Nights At The Circus :)
    Thanks for stopping by my TTT!

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    1. You're welcome and thank you!

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  4. Wow, that cover for The Book of Blood and Shadows is gorgeous! I love the city's skyline along the bottom.

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    1. It is! I think the Atom design team did a really great job with that one.

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  5. Love these covers! And the video!! Though our lists don't have any in common, I do love the covers for Iron King, Under The Never Sky and Nights at the Circus! :)

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    1. Thanks! It was a bit of an experiment, I'm glad that it's been enjoyed.

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  6. The Vile Bodies cover had a really nice cover design - the golden frame and the illustration. Very 20s, I agree. And while I didn't love the cover of The Iron King that much, I really liked the swirly patterns at the beginning of chapters!

    The bridge image on the cover of The Book of Blood and Shadows started to bother me, because I've been to Prague and couldn't remember that bridge. But then I did a bit of googling and found this image: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Prague_charles_bridge_winter.jpg . So yeah, it definitely is in Prague, and after seeing the image I remembered that I actually did walk over it! :D How could I forget something like that?

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    1. Oh wow, the bridge looks even lovelier in that photo! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. I love the covers for Under the Never Sky and the Iron King!!! They're so pretty!

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    1. They are gorgeous, aren't they? :)

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