Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday: Cover Love


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl.  This week's topic is things that make me pick up a book.  I've done a similar list of things that will instantly make me want to read a book, so I thought I would take this week's topic in a more literal direction and list some aspects of book covers that draw me in.  Generally the cover is our first impression of a book, and there seem to be a few commonalities that will make me want to know more about a book as soon as I see it.

Simplicity: Sometimes a simple cover in a bold color is all that's needed.

   

Pops of color: A black and white cover punctuated with a pop of color is so striking!


The Eiffel Tower: I am obsessed with Paris, so if I see the Eiffel Tower on a cover, that immediately makes me want to know more about it.

 

Interesting typography: I love a good font, particularly if it evokes a certain time period.


A pretty dress, particularly if it's period dress: I love historical fiction, and seeing an old-fashioned dress on the cover is a surefire way to make me want to know more about a book.



What are some things you love to see on book covers?


42 comments:

  1. I love seeing pretty book covers :) Who doesn't? Thanks for the collection. I love seeing clever covers that might only have meaning when you've finished the book (like some of the artwork in the A Court of Frost and Starlight covers) and then also simple covers can also really draw my attention. I guess anything striking and I love it when I can easily recognise that it might be a book by a favourite author (like all of Annette Marie's covers) or some of the gorgeous YA fantasy covers that have been coming out (like Everless/Evermore, The Gilded Wolves, Ash Princess etc).

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    1. Yes, I love when authors have a specific type of design that they use for all their covers! And yeah, when the cover takes on new meaning once you've read the book, that's always good, too!

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  2. The night circus is one of my faves!

    Lotte | www.lottelauv.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. Great list! Yes, I love simple cover designs and I really love those covers that have that one pop of colour - if that pop of colour just happens to be yellow, even better.

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  4. Yes! Covers always get me. Agree with your list especially pops of color and typography.

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  5. What an interesting take on this topic! You picked some beautiful / eye-catching covers too. :)

    - Megan @ The Hungry Bookworm

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  6. These are some pretty covers.

    My post: http://www.lydiaschoch.com/top-ten-tuesday-things-that-make-me-pick-up-a-book/

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  7. Interesting take on this week's topic! A good cover is really important.

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  8. Covers are definitely important. I never really thought about the fonts, but you're right -- they make a difference. Now I'll notice them for sure :)

    Happy TTT!

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  9. I've never read Outlander but that cover is so striking, with the solid blue. I like simplistic covers that still manage to jump out like that, too.

    And there is something about the Eiffel Tower. Even though I don't read a lot of straight up romance I always love a shot of Paris or the Eiffel Tower on a cover.

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    1. There are so many pretty covers that have a lot going on, but ther's definitely something to be said for a simple design.

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  10. I do like all of these, but what I really appreciate is when the cover actually ties into the book or really captures the mood of the book.

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  11. I LOVE the Outlander cover. I'm glad you do as well. One of my favorites and I love the color blue. I also really like the historical fiction books with the various dresses on them.

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    1. That Outlander cover is really the best!

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  12. Great list! I love those pops of color and interesting fonts too. Oh and of course the Eiffel Tower!

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  13. The pretty dress thing makes me take a second look as well :D

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  14. I love pops of color too. Great list! And thanks for stopping by my TTT.

    Tressa @ Wishful Endings

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  15. The simple kind with just a background and basic text just don't do it for me :-/ But I love color pops! And interesting typography can pull me in too. I love that you were able to pinpoint specific things you like on covers.

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  16. Such pretty pretty covers! I am a sucker for a simple one or one with something that is from Paris too!

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  17. There's just something about period dresses that draw me to a cover as well! I'm not much into covers with people on the cover though. I love creative fonts!

    Cam @ Camillea Reads

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  18. I definitely love the 'black-and-white with a pop of colour' thing! That always looks so eye-catching! :)

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  19. Ah the Outlander series. I love it. I love simply covers. I also love historical books, one of my favorite genres to read.

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  20. Oh!! Interesting picks! I too really love interesting typography and little pops of color! :)

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  21. Stephanie's Paris cover is SO cute. The book sounds it too, also the type is lovely!! :) Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland's 'Waiting on Wednesday' last week.

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I'm so glad you stopped by, and I would love to hear your thoughts! Comments are always greatly appreciated!