Tuesday, 5 July 2011

If I judged books by their covers I'd pick you!

In 2011 I have added 66 books to my TBR lits on Goodreads. The actual list total is 263. As I average about 5 books a month and new books are being added all the time, it's clear I will never read all these 
books.

So how's a girl to choose?

Well obviously I'll read books by favourite authors, books that come recommended by people I trust, and  books I'm waiting for in series, but if I was choosing based purely on the cover I'd be reading these.


I actually find this quite freaky, but also utterly intriguing.


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The first time I saw this cover I was completely captivated. I didn't even care what it was about, I just wanted it.


Okay, I have heard many extremely wonderful things about this from Australian bloggers, plus I love A Little Wanting Song. But I do find this cover so gorgeous, love the typeface, love the way the girl and boy are sitting, LOVE the bubbles of light.


Just wow! I think this may be my favourite cover this year. Hope the story matches it.




 I don't normally like faces on book covers, but this just works. I like angle of the shot. I also love the way they've done the o in love.




 I am a sucker for anything heart shaped, so I love the apple. Plus with the title and the girl it all looks so mysterious and tragic.

Any of these appeal to you? And what would you be reading based on cover love?

9 comments:

  1. Love the first cover. :) Can't wait to read that book. Great list.

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  2. Oh my--these are BEAUTIFUL! I'm going to have to add them to my list. :)

    I think the cover of The Water Seeker is gorgeous: http://www.amazon.com/Water-Seeker-Kimberly-Willis-Holt/dp/0805080201

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  3. oh my gosh, these are so awesome! I agree with you for pretty much all of them, they're all so gorgeous. I especially like the one for Graffiti MOon, I'll Ve There, and Wanderlove :) love the post!

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  4. I am so in love with that US cover for Graffiti Moon. I am thinking of buying to sit next to my Aussie one just because of how pretty it is.

    And Small Town Sinners is another favourite cover of mine. And I just bought Bad Taste In Boys by Carrie Harris mostly because of the cover.

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  5. ahh i love pretty covers!
    the graffiti moon cover is very nice, although i'm an aussie and i've grown used to the Australian cover. i loved this book so much, i hope you will!
    i have to say i'm most excited about 'the night circus', the covers unique and i love the premise.
    great list!

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  6. I have been looking for this kind of book.Really find amazing and interesting.The cover is simply marvelous..can't wait anymore to read the book.
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  7. i had the same reaction when i saw the cover of i'll be there :)

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  8. I'm so glad to see someone that agrees with me!! i love finding books with beautiful covers, turning them over and seeing the blurbs are just as exciting. xxx


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  9. Stephanie - so creepy looking!

    Kim - I know! I like The Water Seekers.

    Audrey - Me too. I think I'll be There is just stunning.

    Nic - I think the US GM cover is so much prettier, they did a great job.

    Abbey - I hope I love Graffiti Moon too, it sounds great!

    Hannah - I know if all books go electronic I will MISS browsing the bookstores!

    Nomes - I know O want it on my wall :)

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