Teasers & Top Tens – September 27, 2022


Teaser Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by Ambrosia at The Purple Booker. Here are the rules if you want to play along:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This week’s teaser comes from Pachinko by Lee Min-Jin.

“You think I like it here? No, I don’t like it here. But here, I know what to expect. You don’t want to be poor. Changho-ya, you’ve worked for me, you’ve had enough food and money, so you’ve started to think about ideas — that’s normal. Patriotism is just an idea, so is capitalism or communism. But ideas can make men forget their own interests. And the guys in charge will exploit men who believe in ideas too much . . .”

This book has been such a wonderful surprise. I am enjoying it so much!

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Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic:

Ten Typographic Book Covers

So what this topic means is book covers that are primarily just text. Not a lot of pictures, just something very typographically pleasing. I love how some of these are so simplistic and others are very detailed while still mostly just using words.

1). Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke

Jonathan Strange

2). The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

The White Tiger

3). The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The Fault in Our Stars

4). Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Beautiful Creatures

5). White Cat by Holly Black

White Cat

6). Ready Player One by Ernest Cline


7). I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

I Am Number Four

8). A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

A Curse So Dark and Lonely

9). Caraval by Stephanie Garber


10). An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green

an absolutely remarkable thing

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Please leave your teasers or top tens in comments!

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16 replies

  1. Nice list and picks of cool typographic covers. So many interesting books on your list and I couldn’t agree more with your picks of Caraval, A Curse So Dark and Lonely, The Faults in Our Stars, and Ready Player One. Here is my TTT: https://herseriallife.com/top-10-books-with-typographic-covers/
    Have a great week 😊

  2. Of course White Cat is going to draw my attention immediately! Great selection of books today.

    Happy TTT!

    Elza Reads

  3. I loved the theme this week and your covers are EXCELLENT examples of the power of type. I like the swirls in Caraval; the way Ready Player One dominates the cover, and White Cat’s dripping word. Fun!
    Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys

  4. A Curse So Dark and Lonely is such a great example–the font alone makes me question why I haven’t read it yet! Great list.

    FangirlFlax @ FangirlFlax

  5. A CURSE SO DARK AND LONELY is perfect for this list!

  6. I had Caraval on my list this week too, but the UK cover rather than the US one since that’s the copy I have.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2022/09/27/top-ten-tuesday-387/

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