So I was scrolling the interwebs and came across the Top Ten Tuesday meme.
“Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.”-taken directly from That Artsy Reader Girl’s site.
I thought I would mosey around (mosey around? Who is writing this, a cowboy from the old west?) the meme and see if I could put together a list for one of the topics.
Turns out, I can.
Without further ado: A list of the ten titles or covers that made me want to read or buy the book.
1.The Dragon Prince by Melanie Rawn
There was no way I wasn’t going to pick this book. Look at that art! The cover art is by Michael Whelan so you know it’s good.
2.Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse
Stunning. Absolutely stunning. Have I read it yet? Nope. But I bought it just because of that stunning cover.
3.For the Wolf by Hannah Whitten
The cover was the first thing I noticed about this book with it’s striking blues and reds. But it was the little castle detail on the bottom that made me check it out.
4.Cursed by Thomas Wheeler, art by Frank Miller
Um, yes. I love how striking the black looks against the bright orange background.
5.The Vanishing Half by Britt Bennett
I owned this book on Kindle and thought the cover was too stunning not to own a physical copy of.
6.Magic’s Pawn by Mercedes Lackey
I love the work Jody Lee has done here. She set the tone of the art of the Valdemar books so well.
7.Moon Called by Patricia Briggs
Dan Dos Santos has been doing the cover art for all of the Mercy Thompson series, and it shows that he really knows the subject matter. I would have walked right past these books if it hadn’t been for that cover.
8.The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
I loved this cover. The image of the old school, tent style circus on the cover is what drew me in.
9.The Broken Crown by Michelle West
Another Jody Lee work of art. I don’t remember much about this book, other than I had to have because of that image on the cover.
10.The Dragon and the Unicorn by A.A. Attanasio
This cover is so well done. I love the black, white and red of it all. And how the dragon and the unicorn make up each other? I enjoy this cover so much!
Well, there is my first list for Top Ten Tuesday! What do you think? What would you have put on this list?
6 thoughts on “TTT-Titles or Covers That Made Want to Read/Buy the Book”
The Broken Crown was a cover buy for me, too! It’s so gorgeous, but I might have been too young when I picked it up, so I’m planning on trying it again one of these days.
I’ll be honest, I barely remember the plot. I just remember spending the last few years hunting the series down in used books stores because reasons! All that to say I need to re-read it myself!
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I definitely bought The Night Circus because of the cover. Also I haven’t read For the Wolf, but the cover is so pretty!
I wrote a totally unhelpful book review about For the Wolf. https://laurencorcur.com/2021/07/26/for-the-wolf-a-book-review/
Great list! 🙂 A lot of fantasy books have great cover art, especially the older ones.
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