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Top Ten Covers I Need On My Shelves


Totally Random Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists at The Broke and the Bookish. They love to share their lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

This week on Top Ten Tuesday it is supposed to be a “rewind” week where we pick from past topics. However, I don’t have a list of them, and so this may have been done in some capacity before, but if not it’s Totally Random Tuesday anyway right? So I’m going to list ten books that aren’t on my shelves yet that I NEED just for the pretty covers if for no other reason. Here we go! ^.^

1. In a Handful of Dust by Mindy McGinnis – When I saw this cover during one of the recent Tea Time broadcasts (done by Epic Reads) I knew that I HAD to have it. Luckily for me I also really enjoyed Not a Drop to Drink, book one in the series, but the cover alone is so beautiful that I’d buy it anyway. Just look at those colors! O_O *stares*

2. Drift by M.K. Hutchins – I saw this on the latest Cover Snark (on Christina’s blog A Reader of Fictions) and immediately added to my must buy list. I don’t care what happens in this book because how often do we get turtles on the cover of pretty books? Plus IT IS A SEA TURTLE WITH AN ISLAND ON ITS BACK. So yes please. ^.^

3. Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo – This would have made its way onto my shelves anyway since I really enjoyed Shadow and Bone, and despite some people being a bit upset because it doesn’t quite mesh with the other covers I really like it. I’ve always been a sucker for the black/red combo and while the phoenix is a tad odd the rest is gorgeous.

4. The Lady ParaNorma by Vincent Marcone – Starting to notice a theme with many of these covers? I don’t know why I am so drawn to these darker covers, but I love them, and this cover with the cute cardinals, adorable house, and gloomy background does it for me.

5.  Gambit by C.L. Denault – The majority of these covers were ones I saw initially through Christina’s Cover Snark feature, all of the thanks go to her for that, and Gambit is no exception. The butterfly, the freaking awesome dagger (though the hilt looks off center from the blade), and the excellent background and font treatment just make this a wonderful cover I WILL have.

6. Sanctum by Madeleine Roux – Another darker cover, this one going full out creepy, and I LOVE it! I enjoyed Asylum and I like that cover a bit better, but this one goes even farther with the gloomy/psychotic factor and I can’t wait to not only read the story but to see the cover next to my other, dark ones.

7. The Invisible by Amelia Kahaney – I don’t have a clue what is going on with this flying butterfly needle thing, but it is crystaly, shiny, and I want some sort of jewelry version of this thing to add to my bookish stuff of awesome. Yes, yes, YES. ^.^

8. Valour by John Gwynne – AND MY AXE! As Christina so astutely put it, this does look like a book about dwarves, but honestly I don’t care. I want the beautiful weapon on my shelves, the kick-ass font is fabulous, and I’ll just selectively ignore the blah quote on the bottom of the book.

9. Empire of Shadows by Miriam Forster – I thought that City of a Thousand Dolls had a pretty cool cover, but book two blows it out of the water! The amazing colors, the gorgeous castle, and the semi-creepy statues are perfect, so pretty!

10. William Shakespeare’s The Empire Striketh Back by Ian Doescher – YODA BOOK COVER!!! The entire cover is freaking amazing, just like book one, the little statues and the pictures in the circles at the top…I’m geeking out like crazy right now! Pre-ordered and I can’t wait to have this one! Weeeeee!


There are so many awesome books that will be coming out this year that have stellar covers and I want each and every one of them, especially the ones in this list. Sure, I hope to enjoy each story too, but some books are worth it just for the looks. What is your top ten list for this week? What topic did you decide on? Let me know! Thanks as always for reading! ^.^

2 responses

  1. I love the covers of Drift and Empire of Shadows!

    February 25, 2014 at 8:40 pm

  2. Such pretty books 🙂

    February 26, 2014 at 2:31 am

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