Top 5 Favourite Book Covers

Come on. Admit it. You’re a sucker for a good cover! We all are ๐Ÿ™‚ A well designed book cover does a lot of things. It can create initial interest in the book because, well, it’s like eye candy. It can help us remember the book fondly because, well, we just like looking at it. And, because it’s just so beautiful, it can help create hype through Instagram because, well, we just like taking pictures of beautiful books! The good thing is that publishers know we fall prey to a good cover and they take advantage of it. And we love them for that! Here are 5 of my current favourites!

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My best friends exorcism

MY BEST FRIEND’S EXORCISM – Cover designed by Doogie Horner. Cover illustration by Hugh Fleming

If you’ve followed my blog at all over the last few months you will know that I’ve been obsessed with this cover since I first laid eyes on it. I’m a child of the 80’s who loves horror films so this one speaks to my heart in so many ways! The rainbow colours, the throw back to the “be kind please rewind” and old library stickers, the slasher film vibes – not to mention there are roller skates on the cover! I absolutely adore the distressed and vintage feel to the whole thing. This is probably going to stay my favourite cover ever! It’s going to be hard to beat!

Wild beauty

WILD BEAUTY – Art director Rich Deas. Designer Danielle Mazzella

Stunning. Beautiful. Soft. Whimsical. So many words can be used to describe this cover but none will capture it properly in words. I’m not normally a big fan of flowery book covers but this one is pure perfection. It actually captures the theme and feel of the book perfectly as well. But just look at it! The colours, the plays on light, the font….. I’m crying happy tears!

vengeance-road

VENGEANCE ROAD – Illustrated by Teagan White

This one runs a close second behind My Best Friends Exorcism. I bought this book as soon as it was released because it’s just so gorgeous! When I first saw the cover I was so captured by the colours and the font that I didn’t even realize that there were guns and skulls! I just thought that it was so beautiful and soft and then my second thought was woah! There are guns and stuff! This could be amazing!!! Sadly…….. I still haven’t read this book!! I hope to soon though. But it’s pretty to look at in the meantime ๐Ÿ™‚

A thousand pieces of you

A THOUSAND PIECES OF YOU – Cover art by Craig Shields. Cover design by Elizabeth Woods

This is another great example of picking up a book because of the cover. I would have assumed from the title that it was some sort of sappy romance. But when you look at the gorgeous cover it makes you think twice. And by twice I mean that there are two sides to this illustration! We have the monotone and dark modern city with the flip side of that being colourful and bright architecture. What I probably love most about it is that it’s watercolour! I love anything watercolour!!

passenger

PASSENGER – Cover design Marci Senders

Apparently I have a thing for mirror image designs! Ever since I was a kid I was obsessed with pirate ships and messages in bottles (thank you Goonies), so naturally this spoke to me. I absolutely love the colours and the plays on light. The things that are bright seem to glow and the things that are dark feel like mist. And the font is just amazing!! Sadly I haven’t read this one either but once again, it looks good on my shelf!

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So those are the books that I’ve decided to share my cover love with. I can’t wait to see what is on the other participants lists!

Keep an eye out for the November topics which I will be posting next Tuesday afternoon. I wanted to keep up with posting the topics in the second last week of the month so that I can link the new topics in the last topic of the month. October has been an amazing month and I am so happy to have seen so many participants!! Hope you can join in with me ๐Ÿ™‚

Until next time, happy reading!

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  1. Angela JC says:

    So many beautiful covers!! ๐Ÿ˜ A lovely cover can totally convince me to buy a book when I’m on the fence about it haha

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    1. Hahahha same! I donโ€™t like to admit it often but itโ€™s true!

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  2. You chose some great books with great cover! โค

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  3. The Wild Beauty cover is sooooooo gorgeous and definitely one of the prettiest book covers EVER. My favourite book covers are the Shatter Me ones though! I might be a little biased because they’re my favourite books lol but they’re so aesthetically pleasing ๐Ÿ˜

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    1. The Shatter Me covers are pretty amazing ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Hannah says:

    I’m in love with the Wild Beauty cover. I’ve wanted to read the book for a while now, because it sounds so beautiful & magical and the book cover definitely has the same feeling to it ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’ซ

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    1. Both the cover and content are most definitely magical and beautiful. Enjoy!

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  5. These are all absolutely gorgeous! I had the hardest time coming up with my book covers, so just decided to go with Series books. Maybe eventually I’ll go back and add single books. It took me almost two hours to finish my post for today because I couldn’t decide what I wanted to include! And now, reading all of these other posts, I keep thinking, “Dang, I could’ve used that one!”

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    1. Ha! I do that all the time! Think Iโ€™ve thought of everything and then I read someone elseโ€™s post and realize I forgot a really important one. Then I start smacking my head ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  6. Wow. The cover for ‘A Thousand Pieces of You’ is stunning. I’ve never heard of this book but I’ve just had a look on Goodreads and it sounds awesome! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. I havenโ€™t read it yet….. I know, the shame!! Putting a book on a list when it hasnโ€™t been read ๐Ÿ˜‚ but Iโ€™ve heard some really amazing things about it

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  7. I have never seen it before but the cover of Vengeance Road is stunning!! Also, Passengers very nearly made it onto my list but just missed out! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. There is a second book to Vengeance Road called Retribution Rails and itโ€™s just as glorious!

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  8. J.W. Martin says:

    I’m not a fan of how the title is styled on Passenger, but the graphic is just incredible. Thousand Pieces of You also really jumps out at me.

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  9. allymemes says:

    The Claudia Grey covers are so stunning! I literally added them to my TBR just because of them

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    1. ๐Ÿ˜‚ so glad Iโ€™m not alone in cover impulse buys!

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  10. Those floral covers are absolutely stunning๐Ÿ˜

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  11. Beware Of The Reader says:

    Great choices Shanah! I was late as usual and you broke my heart as I could only choose 5 covers. For a cover junkie it was really, really hard! LOL

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    1. Lol! Even though itโ€™s top 5 Tuesday feel free to do more! Make it your top 10!

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  12. Marie says:

    Amazing choices here ๐Ÿ˜ I really love the cover for Wild Beauty, it’s absolutely stunning, and I’m also very much in love with the cover for the A Thousand Pieces of You series ๐Ÿ˜ Another book cover I love is the one for the Mara Dyer series ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. He Mara Dyer covers are really pretty!!

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  13. Oooh I LOVE Wild Beauty cover. I think I have a thing for flowers on covers.

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  14. jennanicolee says:

    Those are beautiful covers!!! Especially the Wild Beauty one…I’m always eyeing that one ha-ha!

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  15. kyera says:

    Oh my gosh that book again.

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    1. ๐Ÿ˜‚ everyone was thinking it

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      1. kyera says:

        Itโ€™s like a really bad form of subliminal messaging and one day Iโ€™m just going to wake up to see that I have requested it from the library and now I have to read it.

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        1. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Iโ€™m slowly working my wicked ways into the minds of my readers!

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  16. leetharose says:

    Wild Beauty is gorgeous! As for A Thousand Pieces of You….I have a thing for mirror images as well! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  17. I am totall with you on My Best Friend’s Exorcism. I just finished that book and I was never happier than when I got to carry that book around in public. It’s just so cool looking – a real ice breaker.

    I’d not seen Wild Beauty until just now, but it’s definitely beautiful too!

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    1. I liked to carry that book around and talk about it too! Now it sits cover side out on my shelf and everyone talks about it ๐Ÿ™‚

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  18. I love the cover of Wild Beauty! Every time I see it in the store, I fell like I have to go pick it up and just hang onto it for a sec because it’s so pretty!

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  19. All the covers in a thousand pieces of you are gorgeous! I also picked them up because of the cover and didn’t regret it ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. I havenโ€™t read the Firebird trilogy yet but I hear theyโ€™re as great as the cover!

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  20. Naty says:

    I love your picks!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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  21. Kristin says:

    great choices!

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  22. rebeccamills01 says:

    Ooooh love how we both have My Best Friend’s Exorcism and Wild Beauty is such a pretty cover. I didn’t even think about including it on mine, but it’s so gorgeous ahhhh

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  23. i loooove all those covers, except “my best friend’s exorcism” – that one creeped me out ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

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  24. andyswonderlandblog says:

    Oh my gosh, these covers are absolutely gorgeous!

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  25. lacyliteracy says:

    The physical version of Wild Beauty is so cool because of the embossing ๐Ÿ˜.

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    1. I havenโ€™t actually seen a finished copy but I bet itโ€™s glorious!

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  26. These are awesome covers and I love how theyโ€™re all pretty different from each other! Cool post ๐Ÿ™‚

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