Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: Titles and Covers

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.

This week we list the books we bought purely because of their awesome titles and/or covers.  Ever since I was a child, I judged my books by their covers and I've always found that I end up liking the ones with nice covers and disliking the ones with covers I don't care for.  Since then, I've learned that sometimes even the books with pretty covers aren't always as good as you expect.  

1. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Purely because the title is amazing.

2. Delirium by Lauren Oliver
I love the girl's face behind the
text and the fact that she's on the
actual hardcover when you take
the jacket off.

3. The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
I just love the puzzle pieces.  In person, the blue parts of the cover are shiny, as well.

4. Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev
The title caught my attention, 
but it was the cover that made me
fall in love.

5. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
The title caught my attention here, 
as well as the girl's bright green eyes.

6. Meridian by Amber Kizer
There's just something about 
covers with girls on them.  
The roses are a great touch.

7. Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
Again, the cover sparkles in person.
Enough said.  :)

8. Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs
Oh, did I mention that I'm also a sucker for pretty colors?

9. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpartrick
Come on, even my mom saw this and exclaimed "That looks like a good book!" when she didn't even know what it's about.

10. XVI by Julia Karr
Again, girl behind the text.
Unfortunately, this one was the 
one that didn't live up to my expectations.

Thanks for stopping by!  What books are on your top ten?


  1. You have lots of books I haven't read yet. (Or heard of) I will have to check them out!
    Happy Tuesday.

  2. You chose some compelling covers and I see some of my favorites here such as Before I Fall, Delirium, and XVI. I like the puzzle piece cover of Jenna Fox too. Awesome choices!

  3. I LOVE these. XVI was originally going to be on my list, but if I was given the option to do more than ten I probably would have added it. The cover is so haunting, it's what drew me to the book actually. Haha. Great choices. I love the DELIRIUM cover and BEFORE I FALL.

  4. I love so many of those covers too! Especially the roses on the cover of Meridian (because they're just so pretty!) and I remember seeing Hush, Hush for the first time and thinking WOW!

    Awesome top ten, Chey! Thank you SO much for stopping by & I hope you have an amazing weekend! :)

  5. Eyes Like Stars is gorgeous! I also want to read Before I Fall and Delirium, they are both look really good (plus Delirium is so shiny,lol).

    Hush hush has a beautiful cover but I really didn't like the actual story. I'd still consider buying it just to look at though. Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Great choices! I love the Eyes Like Stars cover!! Beautiful!

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  7. Thankyou for visiting my blog.

    You have some great covers there. I have wondered if XVI is any good, and The Perks of Being A Wallflower is one of my favorite books.

  8. I love all these good choices.

  9. Yay for having Before I Fall on both our lists. :) I love the cover for Jenna Fox!