Happy Tuesday everyone! My favorite blogging day! Kicking things off with Teaser Tuesday, hosted by MizB at “Should Be Reading.”
The circus arrives without warning.
No announcements precede it, no paper notices on downtown posts and billboards, no mentions or advertisements in local newspapers. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not.
– The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Can I just say that I am LOVING this book! These are the first lines of the first section, and already it’s so haunting and mysterious!
Next up, a top ten list that I know I can get ten books on! Except that it’s hard to narrow down to just ten books. Decisions, decisions! Oh well. Here’s my Top Ten Tuesday list, hosted by the lovely folks over at “The Broke and the Bookish.”
Top Ten Favorite Book Covers
Of Books I’ve Read
1. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern – I know I just finished talking about this, but I love this cover! It’s all silvery and shiny! And mine is slightly 3D, with the circle in the middle a cut out, showing the circus on the next page.
2. Graceling by Kristin Cashore – This one is really pretty, but I have to say that all of them in this series are beautiful. The later books are more colorful, but I love how this one has the one focal point with the sword.
4. All the Chicagoland Vampires books by Chloe Neill – If you want a female protagonist who takes care of business, look no further than Merit. She will fight for the people she loves, no matter what the consequences. Just look at the cover. Doesn’t she just look badass?
5. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl -I’m so glad we decided to review this one on the podcast! This one you have to be careful, since there are movie tie-in covers out there. They are infinitely inferior to the original design, as is usually the case.
7. The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa – Another set of book covers that capture the feel of the books themselves. The covers all feature a face (usually Meghan’s, but the fourth book is Ash) with beautiful abstract designs around it, whether its vines or wires or icicles. They are really pretty sitting side by side on a shelf.
8. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs – I loved what Riggs did with the old photographs in this story. It was such a brilliant idea. That idea is carried over into the cover design as well. Again, it just looks so mysterious! You have to pick up this book!
9. The Seven Realms books by Cinda Williams Chima – This is another set that looks really pretty lined up together. There are so many things I like about these, from the artwork to the placement of the title and author’s name. They look different from anything else out there, which is a good thing.
10. The All Soul’s Trilogy books by Deborah Harkness – I’ve heard a couple of people say that they picked up the first book because of the cover. And it is quite lovely. Mine looks a bit different from this – it has the skyline of Oxford (I think) along the bottom. Still, it is very nice to look at. And the cover for book two is breathtaking as well. I hope book three is eyecatching as much as these are when it comes out.