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The Book Covers I Love And The Things They Have In Common {Top Ten Tuesday}

Book covers I love

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Hi everybody, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!

Today was a cover freebie and though the options were limitless, I was in the mood to just randomly talk about all the covers I love. But when I just added all my favorite covers to this post, it turned out I’m also still me and I needed to find patterns and bring order to the chaos. And so I discovered a few things that my favorite covers have in common.

Basically, what are the secret ingrediënts to make me love a cover?

Cover art by Charlie Bowater

I just love the way her art looks, I’m so happy she’s gotten opportunities to do book covers.

Bone Crier's Moon by Kathryn Purdie An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson

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Annette Marie covers

Did you know that Annnette Marie not only writes 4-5 books a year, but she also creates her own covers? I am in awe.

red-winter-by-annette-marie GCS3 Two Witches and a Whiskey- AnnetteMarie GR The Shadow Weave by Annette Marie

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Black & Gold

Who else has that one song stuck in their head now? Anyway, apparently I really like this color combo.

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern Serpent and Dove by Shelby Mahurin Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

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Solid Backgrounds and Cute Graphics

I like cute things. I like graphics. And apparently I like simple solid backgrounds. So this cute graphical style is just my thing.

Red White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed

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Pink & Purple

Oh hey, another color combo I seem to really like!

Seven Days of You by Cecilia VinesseEmergency Contact by Mary H.K. ChoiWicked Fox by Kat Cho

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Jenn Bennett covers

Look, I was collecting book covers I loved and all of this lady’s books came up, so… maybe I like people looking away from the camera? Maybe I like pictures with gold in them? Or maybe I just like the everyday-magic vibe these covers give me.

Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett Chasing Lucky by Jenn Bennett

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Hauntingly elegant graphics

Sometimes, a (relatively) simple graphic can portray a certain mood much better than an overly intricate  one.

Uprooted by Naomi Novik  The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

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Black, red and white AKA V.E. Schwab covers

And another color combo, or is it author cover love?

Vengeful by V.E. Schwab a-conjuring-of-light-by-v-e-schwab City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab

Tell Me:
what do you like in a Book cover? Anything we have in common?

Lindsey xoxo

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  1. I really like how you put the vibe of Jenn’s books, “everyday magic.” That FITS so well. Her book covers have that same dreamy vibe that just works. Also all about cute graphics with pops of colors, and I’m seeing this trend so much nowadays (illustrated covers, etc.). It’s a look, and it works. 🙂

    1. You’re right, I LOVE the dreamy vibe of Jenn Bennett books! And the illustrated covers are indeed such a trend, but one I don’t mind at all 🙂

  2. Ooh a lot of these are faves of mine too. Sorcery of Thorns, Two Witches and a Whisky (all the covers in that series are awesome), and Fangirl- plus the Jenn Bennett covers also are awesome.

    1. I think Two Witches and a Whisky is my favorite Annette Marie cover to date 🙂

  3. You did a nice job grouping your favorites. I modified this week’s topic, though you can see my favorite books with their covers! My favorite YA Books of the decade with covers.

    1. Thanks!

  4. Jenn Bennett’s covers are magical! I still haven’t read any of them yet, but they are on my tbr, mostly because of the covers. 🙂

    1. They are! I’ve only read 2 of her books so far, but all of her covers are gorgeous!

  5. Oh I like how you went about this. Black and Gold is just a very nice combo.
    I also tend to like illustrated covers.

    1. Black and gold always draws my eye! And I’m loving the illustrated cover trend lately, that’s for sure 🙂

  6. Very nicely done, and some really lovely ones here!

    1. Thanks so much!

  7. Great list! I love simple covers with bold colours too, and Charlie Bowater’s art is gorgeous – the cover of Sorcery of Thorns is so, so pretty.

    1. Her art is gorgeous indeed!

  8. I don’t think I ever know who designs a book cover!

    1. Most of the time I don’t either, but Charlie Bowater is the exception 🙂

  9. All of these books have such pretty covers.

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    1. They really do! 🙂

  10. I love black and gold together in a book cover. It has such a timeless, elegant look to it.

    1. It is such a beautiful color combination!

  11. I love this post! It’s always so interesting looking at all the different covers by the same artist, because I usually don’t think of who did the covers, etc. I LOVE Charlie Bowater’s work. I didn’t realize she’d done all those covers, but I just think they’re so pretty. I also love the black and gold color combination! It’s always so lovely.

    1. Yes, I was so surprised to find out Charlie did those covers. Her art is so beautiful!

  12. I really like Jenn Bennett covers, too. It’s weird because it’s not really the style that gets my attention.

    1. Same, but something about those covers just clicks for me 🙂

  13. I love V.E. Schwab’s covers, and red/black/white is a wonderful color combination!


    1. They are gorgeous covers!

  14. Jenn Bennett really does have some of the best YA covers.

    1. All her covers are so dreamy and beautiful 🙂

  15. Oh I didn’t know Annette Marie creates her own covers too. Haven’t read her books yet (I want to though!) but sounds like she’s really talented.

    1. I found out she did her own covers recently and I was just so in awe 🙂

  16. I love Jenn Bennett’s covers, they’re so dreamy!

    1. They are indeed dreamy!

  17. We have very similar tastes in covers because I love every single cover you featured. 🙂

    1. Haha great minds think alike 🙂

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