Top Ten Tuesday - sponsored by The Broke and the Bookish. This wee is favorite book covers of books I've read.
I confess, I confess - I am one of those people who will pick up and buy a book based only on the book cover. I'm not even going to count children picture books, that's just not fair. These 5 ( I know I'm a rebel only doing five) are not only fantastic book covers, but it turns out they CAN be judged by their cover.. hehe.
Foundling by DM Cornish (Monster Blood Tattoo Series) This cover just enchanted me. It is so beautiful, and mysterious. I actually snatched it up with out even reading what it was about. Then as I read it i discovered the illustrations. So stunning. Best part, the book was awesome. Book 2 & 3 just as good.
Leviathan by Scott Westerfield illustrated by Keith Thompson. Another one I may have bought on pretty pictures alone. It didn't hurt that I am an already fan of Westerfield, add a little steampunk and Ah-Mah-Zing illustrations. Winner!
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. How can you not be intrigued by a creepy little girl on the cover, and the title being 'Home for Peculiar Children'. I've heard mixed reviews on this one, but I still find it darlingly creepy. I like creepy. I promise I am still a nice girl though. I found out that the author Ransom is a photo collector. He goes to swap meets and collects random photos. He started finding a bunch of really, um peculiar photos. And now they are incorporated into the book. So cool. I like it when people are so creative and inventive and just cool like that. I cant wait till I figure out something cool like that. The book is full of his photos. Oh and the story is fun too.
Flavia de Luce - Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley The cover that grabbed me was the green one with the crow and stamp. But all these others are so awesome too I had to include them. I love Flavia. I want to be Flavia. This is the kind of book that you just want to hug and hold close.
A Brief History of Mountmaray by Michelle Cooper A castle on an island. Sold! And a super cute story, plus some WWII history. The story is told by Sophie and her journal entries.
Bonus: Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn. If you read the book, the picture title is prrrrrrrfect