Top Ten Favorite Book Covers Of Books I’ve Read

Posted May 21, 2013 by Kara in Lyn / 38 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This weekโ€™s topic: Top Ten Favorite Book Covers Of Books I’ve Read.

I feel like it hasn’t been that long since I shared my book cover porn.  This week, the topic was to focus on covers of books we have already read.  For the last book cover topic, some of the covers were books I had read and had not read yet.  This week, I decided to toss in something a little extra: these are covers that were not shared in April.  I am introducing ten new covers, since my coverlusting does not stop at ten choices.
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Introducing: New victims of my cover lust


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The Humming Room by Ellen Potter – Illustrations usually never bode well for a cover, but the artist certainly got it right this time.  The entire look is just so beautiful.

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Graceling by Kristin Cashore – I didn’t care for the book, but I LOVE the cover.

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Me, and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews – The cut out look is just fantastic.  I love the colors, and it helps set up the entire overall mood of the book.  Love it!

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Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff – How did I forget this one!? I should be smited. I did love the American cover but….this one just screams “I AM A BADASS.”  Once again, beautiful illustration, and if you have not yet peeked at the sequel and the cover, then I command for you to go Google it. Now.

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Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu – The overexposed look never fails to amaze me.  I am easy to entertain, it seems.  The contrasting color is a perfect indicator of the mood for this novel.

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Wicked by Gregory Maguire – Not the biggest fan of the storyline, but I LOVE the broadway edition of the cover for this novel.  It just looks fantastic.

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The Rift Walker by Clay and Susan Griffith – It was the covers that drew me into this series. I love it.  I love the steampunk look, I love the couple on the cover, I love the color theme, I love it I love it and I want to have its babies. Forever.

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I am America by Stephen Colbert – Shameless admittance that I love it because it has the picture of Future Mr. Heartless. BRB, licking the cover now.

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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – I love this edition of the books.  I will always kick myself for missing out on this cover theme when I saw it 2 years ago in a used bookstore. I am kicking myself now.  I am licking a cover of a book and kicking myself.  I should YouTube myself one day.

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The Blue Cat of Castle Town by Catherine Cate Coblentz – A sadly forgotten Newbery winner.  I love the simple and elegant design for this book.  It comes across as calming and beautiful.

What bookcovers are you sharing this week? Let me know below!


38 responses to “Top Ten Favorite Book Covers Of Books I’ve Read

  1. Love the one for Me, Earl and The Dying Girl. Only recently heard of this book, and the cover is beautiful. Great picks or should I say pics…yup, I know, awful play on words ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I have two editions of the Hunger Games trilogy, one with that cover you posted and one with a white background and metallic page trimming. It’s called the Luxury Edition. It is so tremendously beautiful. Why do I have two editions? Well the Luxury edition came out AFTER the film…

  3. Amy

    Those are really awesome picks!! I love Me Earl and the Dying Girl. That cover is great. The foreign cover of Stormdancer is totally badass!!

  4. Have you seen the the cover of The Kneebone Boy, another Ellen Potter novel? It’s just as amazing. And wow, I’d never even heard of the last one. It’s gorgeous and thank you for bringing it to my attention!

  5. Hahahahaha I so love seeing Stephen Colbert on here. That’s awesome. I bought that book for my father and flipped through it – the tiny snippets I read were hilarious ๐Ÿ™‚ Stormdancer is at the top of my list ๐Ÿ™‚ And Graceling has an awesome cover too, though I’ve yet to read it. Awesome picks!

  6. Wow, all such great covers! (Stephen Colbert is so funny. ^_^) The one for The Humming Room is just gorgeous. And I’m checking out The Blue Cat of Castle Town right now!!!

    • He is a treasure unto us. I love that The Humming Room cover was just as beautiful as the book.The Blue Cat book is old, and it shows, but it has a certain charm to it.

  7. Graceling’s cover is one of my favorites, including the entire trilogy, actually. I think it’s one of the most beautiful trilogies out there, just by looking at the covers. Awesome list, Lyn! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. I can’t help but be disappointed by the cover for The Humming Room after the cover for her book The Kneebone Boy. It was so good and my students study it so intently.

    I adore the cover for Breadcrumbs!

    I love that you chose the Wicked cover with the Broadway poster. I love that poster. And I prefer the Broadway storyline to the book storyline…

    • Someone else sent me to look at the cover for Kneebone Boy. Yeah, I bought it. I’m horrible.

      I do as well!!

      The broadway poster pushed me to get a recording of the musical Wicked. I didn’t regret it one bit.

  9. OMg the top image of that creep ass dude is freaking me the fuck out!!! AAAAH

    Stormdancer is all kinds of amazing! All versions of that cover are great which is SO rare. What’s up with the cover for The Blue Cat of Castle Town though? Like does the cover not even have the book name on it? Weird!!

    • I jumped when i saw that picture. Then I laughed. Then I stole it.

      Stormdancer has a great selection of covers. And the new cover for the xfollow up book looks orgasmic.

      The Blue Cat book is an old book, when no one really wanted to tell you the title of the book.

  10. Could you edit this post to include the artists who created the covers? I ask as an author, as someone who’s aware of how important good cover art is to the success of a book. The artists need to get the praise they deserve. Thanks!

    • We would love to do that, Tim. But that information isn’t readily available on many of the publisher’s websites we get the covers from. We will try to include that in the future, however.

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