Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Bought For Their Covers or Titles

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a different Top Ten topic to join in on. This week's topic is: Books You Judged By Their Covers or Titles. It was a lot of fun roaming around my apartment and remembering which books I chose for these reasons.

Top Ten Books I Bought For Their Covers or Titles:
Red Riding Hood - Sarah Blakley-Cartwright: The book didn't exactly live up to its cover, which I think is just so charming, but I pretty much expected that, knowing that it was written after the screenplay. It wasn't as bad as I was expecting, though!

Choker - Elizabeth Woods: I love this cover, it looks so elegant and pretty. The story was neither of these things.

Just Like That - Marsha Qualey: This is still one of my very favorite book covers, and I really loved the story as well. The colors are just so soft and it's really such a simple image, it works so well.

Tenderness - Robert Cormier: I read this book in high school and have always loved the simplicity of it. The lack of any image at all is so intriguing to me. I love the story as well.

Stolen - Lucy Christopher: I love how simple this cover and title are. The one copper butterfly and the title on the black background give no hint to how complex the story inside is. I love it!

Moonglass - Jessi Kirby: I am a sucker for the ocean. And for purple. So this cover pretty much grabbed me right away. The story is really sweet as well.

Matched - Ally Condie: The girl in the bubble is such a wonderful image, and I love that it doesn't take up the whole cover. I enjoyed the book, though it wasn't my favorite, but am really excited to see where the second in the series takes us.
Possession - Elana Johnson: The butterfly frozen in the ice cube against the pearly white background completely sucked me in. I haven't read it yet though, so I don't know if it lives up to expectations!

The Everafter - Amy Huntley: I love this image on the cover, and I love that the term Everafter makes me think of far off plays and forever. I haven't read this one yet, but it'll be coming up soon!

Then I Met My Sister - Christine Hurley Deriso: This cover is so beautiful to me. The girl enclosed behind the drawn art, her hair almost turning into the red lines on the paper. It is so lovely. I haven't read this one yet either, but am really excited to!


Jess said...

I've seen Choker in Books-a-million a lot. I just looked at the synopsis and I would have never guessed what it was about.

Mimi Valentine said...

I was the same way with Red Riding Hood! I bought the book because the cover was so pretty and I was super excited for the movie, but it wasn't as good as I'd hoped it would be. Still, the rest of those books all have really pretty covers too! :)

Awesome top ten, Samantha! Thank you so much for stopping by & I hope you have an amazing weekend!