Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Favourite Covers of Books I've Read

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 over there at The Broke and the Bookish. I'd love to share my lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

I know you shouldn't judge a book by its cover but I'm afraid I totally do. It helps me know what section of a bookshelf I should go to, whether I'm in someone's house looking at their books or in a bookshop, I know that if I head towards to pastel colours, I'll find something I've read or something I like. There has been times when the whole table display in a bookshop has literally been all pastel colours and also, all books I've read. So I really do like this weeks Top Ten, be prepared for some sparkly pink covers though...

1. I've got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella. I was very excited about reading this book when it came out last year in hardback, and then when I discovered I could hold my smartphone over part of the cover and have it come to life I was even more excited. This makes the link between an e reader and a physical book, an interactive cover. The good news is I read the book first before playing with any part of the the cover itself.

2. Girl with a One Track Mind by Abby Lee. I loved the cover of this book, it was the girl standing in just a pair of knickers that instantly drew me to the book and then when I turned it over to read the blurb, I knew I had to read it. Not one for the faint hearted and some may turn the book over and instantly put it back down, but I love the fact that the cover is so open and honest.

3. The Personal Shopper by Carmen Reid-Carmen Reid always seems to be in my top ten lists at the moment. I love the fact that the cover is pink, I love the fact that we have some gorgeous heels on the front, it's just screams "READ ME CATRIONA,"

4. The Emergence of Judy Taylor by Angela Jackson. I love the fact that this novel gives nothing away with this beautiful cover. Of course I love that it is pink, but I honestly could look at this cover all day long it is just THAT pretty!

5. Alison Wonderland by Helen Smith. I love the rich red on this cover. The author sent me this copy and I think the richness of it is just gorgeous. It is another one that gives nothing away about what is between the covers...

6. Anything by Miranda Dickinson. I love all of her covers, they reflect the wonderful optimistic tone of all of her novels and look just that little bit magical, I defy anyone not to want to pick one of these up and stroke it!

7. Jenny Colgan's latest novels. From Rosie Hopkins Sweetshop of Dreams onwards, Jenny Colgan's covers have looked exactly as you would expect them to look, just like they belong in a Sweetshop or a bakery and now her earlier novels have been re-released with newly designed covers to match up to these delicious beauties. I might just have to grab them for myself so I can own the whole collection....

8. Geek Girl by Holly Smale. As I said in my review of this novel, I love the cover. It celebrates the spectacle wearers amongst us and just sums up the whole novel fabulously. I don't need to say anymore, it's just a gorgeous cover!

9. Last Night at Chateau Marmont by Lauren Weisberger. I could have included all over her covers in the list but I think this gorgeous gold stiletto is my favourite. Lets face it. This whole list could have been books with shoes on the cover, but I was restrained and have only included a couple! Her new novel's cover should be just as spectacular when it comes out later this year...

10. This is hard, I love so many covers of the books I've read... I'm going to plump for Big Girl by Danielle Steel. I love the licking of the spoon on the front cover, even though it did make me hungry every time I picked it up!

Well that's it. I'd love to see what's on your list, if you agree with any of my choices, let me know! This weeks list was easy,nits definitely the one this I dislike about my kindle, I don't get to see the cover when I put the book down...


  1. Hmm. Looks like we have the exact opposite taste in book covers.. though I do like The Emergence of Judy Taylor. It is so funt o see other peoples picks : )

    CeCe @ Steaming Mug of Books

    1. I completely agree! I love looking at everyone else's lists!!

  2. I love books with silhouette people on the covers and luckily there are a few of those around at the moment. Also, anything pink and/or sparkly is going to grab my attention.

    1. The silhouette thing really grabs my attention too!