This week’s Top Ten Tuesday meme hosted over at The Broke and The Bookish was “Top Ten Covers I Wish I Could Redesign”, which sounded like a great idea.
However, I’ve changed things, for two reasons. Firstly, it’s Wednesday…oops. Secondly, I find myself wondering how much I buy books just because they have a nice cover or a cool title. I say this because I couldn’t find ten covers I wanted to redesign. In fact I only found one* (unless I’m allowed to include, you know, the Dictionary) – my copy of The Catcher In The Rye. Yeah, that boring red, black and white one with almost nothing written on either side (it seems to be a very common edition).
So instead, I’m going to post up some of my favourite ever book covers. I like these for a whole range of reasons – some because they capture the book so well, some because they just look amazing, some because they convey so much with so little and some because I just like them so there!
Anyway, enjoy! (And sorry about the weird formatting)
I’ll stop there, because it’s occurred to me I could keep going with this for quite a long time. I may do a second one of these posts at some point down the track, if I feel like it. I think I may do something similar to this for music and movies, too.
*Okay, I found a second book cover I could redesign. Stephen Fry’s history of classical music had a dreadful cover. Still, I feel I made the right choice with this blog post.
What are some of your favourite book covers?
Does the book cover have any sway over whether you’ll buy a book, or is it all about what’s between the covers for you?