Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Top 10 Favorite Covers

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's theme is: favorite bookcovers. I kind of feel like we're living in a golden age for book covers - there are just so many beautiful ones to choose from. Here are some of my favorites.

Top Ten Favorite Covers

1 Across the Universe
by Beth Revis
January 2011

This reversible cover is so neat! So original. I love it.

2 Matched
by Ally Condie
November 2010

This green globe, and subtly shiny cover caught my eye right away. I like that the rest of the series matches, even though they don't bowl me over as much as this first one.

3 Forever
 by Maggie Steifvater
 July 2011

The whole series together make such a nice matching set. I love these covers.

4 Twilight Graphic Novel, parts 1 and 2
by Stephenie Meyer, illustrated by Young Kim
Yen Press
March 2010/October 2011
Aside from the fact that these were a terrific adaptation, with a good breaking-point between parts 1 and 2, I like how the covers go together to make one picture.

5 The Thirteenth Princess
by Diane Zahler
Harper Collins
February 2010

A great retelling of the Twelve Dancing Princesses - okay, okay, I don't 100% buy the cover - the main character is supposed to be a lowly servant, so why is she wearing that fabulous cape and gown? Whatever! It looks good! I'm sold!

6 Harry Potter Signature Edition
by J.K. Rowling
November 2010

There have been a lot of Harry Potter covers out there, but these are my favorites. So clean, so elegant!

7 Wither
by Lauren de Stefano
Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
March 2011

There have been hordes of great looking dresses on covers, but this one seems especially lovely to me.

8 Imaginary Girls
by Nova Ren Suma
Dutton Juvenile
June 2011

Wow! Eye-catching, right? Truly a stunning photo.

9 Pink
by Lili Wilkinson
February 2011

Another really eye-catching cover.

10 Beautiful Creatures
by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Little, Brown Books
December 2009

Another set of amazing book covers.

Overall... the major trend in YA tends to be girls in pretty dresses, or cropped models' faces, but books that have covers which are illustrated really grab my attention, simply because they are so different.


  1. I just love all of your covers. The Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy is one of my favorite sets of covers, too. :) And reversible covers just feel whimsical to me. Thanks for sharing!

    My Top Ten

  2. I know, I wish they did reversible covers more often!

  3. Wither and Across the Universe made my Top Ten, too! I love AtU's reversible cover! And Beautiful Creatures was almost on my list. Great picks!

    My TTT

  4. I completely agree with you about the Matched cover. I didn't like the book that much, but the cover is wonderful.

    Not sure about the new Harry Potter covers though. I think they look a little generic - I much prefer the old ones :)

    1. Ah, I swoon for the Signature Harry Potter covers! They seem so clean and pretty to me, with just a spangle of gold. Perfection! I like the UK "adult" cover for HP as well - the one with the train.



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