Top Ten Tuesday (10): Top Ten Favorite Covers

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish that allows readers to share their lists and opinions on a number of subjects from their top ten book covers to their top ten villains.

This week's topic for February 25th is:

Top Ten Tuesday REWIND: Top Ten Favorite Covers

For this week, we're allowed to choose a previous topic to talk about, so this week, I want to talk about some nice eye candy.

1. The Diviners by Libba Bray
I'll never understand why the publishers decided to do a cover redesign for the second book, because The Diviners original cover was just perfect.

2. Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
I love the colors on this cover, and I love how fun it. It really captures the craziness of the story.

3. The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
Another cover that captures what the book is about. It's hauntingly beautiful, and it brings out the fairy tale-like quality out of it.

4. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
That font! Those tendrils of darkness! Those antlers! I absolutely love how everything goes together to frame this Russian-inspired tale.

5. Real World by Natsuo Kirino
This cover is surprisingly simple, but everything just worked. I loved the font placement, the lines, that face.

6. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
The cover was what really caught my eye in the first place when I decided to read this book. It just screamed "magic!!" and "mysticism!!" to me.

7. Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder
This series has had several cover redesigns, but this faceless version will always be my favorite. I love the colors and the borders, and the rest in this series are just as beautiful.

8. A Million Suns by Beth Revis
Another series with several redesigns. This is my favorite cover in the trilogy just for the stars alone. It really shows how vast the universe is.

9. The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson
I actually don't know why I love this cover so much, I just do.

10. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
The picture honestly doesn't convey how lovely this book cover is in real life. I love its uniquely bright yellow color and the subtle dragon in the background.

I hope you enjoy this nice little bit of eye candy. What are some of your favorite book covers? 


  1. WOW at Cat's Cradle! Pretty!! I agree with Shadow and Bones! The font and the symbolism <333

  2. I LOVE The Diviners cover. I am so upset they changed the covers. The original, the one you have posted, is so unique! I can only imagine how great a second one would have been.

  3. This IS marvelous eye candy! The Diviners cover gets me every time!

  4. Love The Night Circus' cover. I'm such a sucker for silhouettes, especially light-against-dark. Which probably explains why The Book of Lost Things caught my eye immediately on this post!

  5. I agree with your comment on the cover for The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo -- the cover is gorgeous in person. Also, I had never seen the cover for Real World before your post. Love it.

  6. I completely agree with you on The Rithmatist's cover. I adore it and, honestly, that's what first drew my attention to the book. (All those wonderful steampunk elements.) And that is also my favorite cover for Poison Study. My top ten list can be found here: http://pagesofstarlight.blogspot.com/2014/02/top-ten-series-i-have-yet-to-finish.html

  7. Oh my goodness, I hate when they decide to adapt a book into a movie and then come out with new covers depicting the actors from the movie... leave the original covers be!!

    Here's my TTT post at my blog Books Are My Thing.

  8. Right?? It seems like every book that's been turned into a movie has to have a movie cover tie-in these days. The only series I can think of that didn't have a movie-version cover was the Harry Potter series.

  9. I'd pretty much read anything by Brandon Sanderson, but The Rithmatist definitely caught my eye the most because of the steampunk details on the cover.

  10. I forgot how beautiful The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo cover was until I picked it up recently and just went, "wow." Real World is crazy, dark read. I definitely recommend it.

  11. It's been a while since I read The Book of Lost Things, but it had a dark, magical quality similar to The Night Circus, so you definitely should check it out!

  12. I honestly can't get over how beautiful it is.

  13. I have a feeling they changed The Diviners cover because they couldn't come up with a sequel cover as good as/similar to the original, but I wish they tried. :c

  14. The book of lost things does have a cool cover especially. Good list choice!

    Here’s my TTT .