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Top Ten Tuesday: The Cover Edition

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday! It’s the day where I write about ten book-ish things that make me happy.

Today’s prompt from That Artsy Reader Girl is all about book covers, specifically redesigns. I’ll admit, I don’t follow that part of a book’s life so my spin on this is my top ten books that I have judged and bought based on their covers.

Because really, we’re all guilty of that. Right??

Here goes, in no particular order…

  1. Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi
  2. The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer
  3. Trust Exercise by Susan Choi
  4. Blindness by Jose Saramago
  5. The Nix by Nathan Hill
  6. Bitter Orange by Claire Fuller
  7. Lot by Bryan Washington
  8. All The Lives We Ever Lived by Katharine Smyth
  9. The Lager Queen of Minnesota by J. Ryan Stradal
  10. Recursion by Blake Crouch

So while we are taught never to judge a book by its cover, I’m relatively successful doing so. Cover art is a huge part of the publishing process and for good reason.

Because I can’t be the only creative-type falling in love with a book cover and then buying the book. 

The funny thing – most of the time I really enjoy the book. And that makes me wonder about the science behind cover designs.

What was the last book you judged and bought based on the cover? Did you enjoy the book?

Happy Top Ten Tuesday!