This week’s TTT topic is “Cover Redesigns I Loved/Hated” but I couldn’t come up with a full list for either of those options, and I didn’t like the list I came up with for a combo list, so I decided to stick with the cover theme and do a “BookS I Bought (Basically) for the Cover” list. The “basically” is important, because while I am occasionally swayed by a pretty cover, but I’m too frugal to buy ALL the pretty books. 😝
Yikes, I’ve only read 4 of these books.
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.
1. Firelight by Sophie Jordan
Wow, this is an older book (2010!), but I remember picking it out in Barnes & Noble, so I must have used a giftcard on it. Nowadays I’m not a big fan of faces on covers, but younger me had no standards for book covers and loved all things YA fantasy. And it involved a girl who could turn into a dragon, so duh, of course I bought it.
2. An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson
I mean, how can you not throw all your money at Charlie Bowater covers? Sadly, the actual book wasn’t as great as the cover. I thought it was decent, but it wasn’t amazing or anything.
3. Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson
Same here. Plus, I’ve heard so many great things about this book, so I can’t wait to (hopefully) pick it up this month!
4. Shimmer and Burn by Mary Taranta
Kinda ugly, but I also weirdly love the cover? Tho I ordered this book from B&N during a sale in 2017, so it’s been almost two years and I still haven’t read it.
5. Roar by Cora Cormack
It’s soooo pretty isn’t it? Tho this is another one I still haven’t read. Lol, every time I see the title, I think of the Katy Perry song.
6. The Birthgrave by Tanith Lee
Aaay, this is a redesigned cover! Lol, it’s so much nicer than the 1975 edition. 😂
IT’S SO PRETTY AND FANCY AND LEATHERY AND I GOT IT ON SALE LAST YEAR!! Again again, still need to read it though…
8. Song of the Current by Sarah Tolcser
Another book with a pretty cover but only a mediocre story. But it was ACTUALLY GLITTERY so how could I have not bought this book?
9. Heroine Complex by Sarah Kuhn
I don’t usually like busy covers like this, but for some reason I just adore this one? (and the following ones in this series!). I really enjoyed this cheesy, romance-filled superhero story and I can’t wait to pick up the next one!
10. The Girl in Red by Christina Henry
Yeah, so I literally bought this yesterday, so I just had to include it on this list! Okay, yes “Dark Red Riding Hood retelling” was a big factor in buying it, but I also just adore the cover so much! And I had a giftcard to use up! 😀
Bonus (A Trilogy I Want to Buy): The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
Okay, happy scream over now 😀