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?