Monday, October 17, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: Books Whose Titles or Covers Made Me Buy

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature/meme held by the fabulous people over at Broke and Bookish every Tuesday. Each week they put up a new Top Ten list, and anyone can join in!
       I have yet another confession to make. I know, I know, stop it with the confessions already. Right? But for the sake of the post, you have to know this one. I usually buy . . . maybe a total of three books a year, and very rarely are those books I haven't already read from the library. I'm a very picky reader. So I'm going to slightly change this list to mean Books Whose Titles or Covers Made Me Read.                                 
Books Whose Titles or Covers Made Me Buy

1. Farworld by J. Scott Savage
              Done by Brandon Dorman, this is an absolutely stunning cover of green-skinned, blue-haired water elementals, set against a roaring, white-fringed wave. I snatched it up immediately!

2. The 13th Reality by James Dashner
              Also done by Brandon Dorman, this cover was easy on the eye, but still portrayed action-packed content. I've always been interested in the theory of realities so the title really got me.
3. Tris and Izzie by Mette Ivie Harrison
              Dramatically romantic. Simply beautiful cover.

4. Ice by Sarah Beth Durst
               The one-word title, and the ice-color themed cover, with the shiny silver title, really grabbed my eye!

5. The Sisters Grimm by Michael Buckley
                I'd heard of the Brother's Grimm, who hadn't? So the difference in this title perked my interest. I looked it up as soon as I could get to a library.

6. The Maze Runner by James Dashner*
                The view took my breathe away!

7. Evil Genius by Catherine Jinks
                The simplicity of this cover yanked my interest. I opened the book and started reading right then.

8. The King in the Window by Adam Gopnik
                 Gold gilding, and small stars dust this cover, giving it a dream-like quality.

9. Dreamquake by Elizabeth Knox
                  What a fascinating title! Instantly teases my curiosity. What in the world could a dreamquake be?

10. Betrayel by Aaron Allston
                   I do love a good Star Wars now and again, and so would have read the book in any case. But the contrast of the cover- a bright green light-saber, with a glow cast against a haunted face, had me running to read it!

      Be sure to stop by Broke and Bookish for a list of other fantastic blogs participating in Top Ten Tuesday!

*Check out my Giveaways page to enter for a signed copy of James Dashner's The Death Cure, the third book in The Maze Runner trilogy! :)


  1. I agree with you for 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8. I admit that the cover plays a huge part in my decision to pick it up from the bookshelves. :)

  2. The King in the Window! I love the old fairy tale look of the cover.

  3. The cover for Tris and Izzie is gorgeous. So romantic like you said. I could seriously see this in a frame. Covers are the best advertising for a book because its the first thing I tend to look at in a bookstore.

    Kristan @ Lost Amongst the Shelves
    P.S. Come check out my blog's first giveaway here

  4. You certainly picked a terrific selection of book covers!! And I agree, The Maze Runner is one of the most breathtaking covers ever!!! If they had this in poster form, I swear I would frame it :D

  5. Have you read Ice, yet? I picked up this book b/c of the cover, too... and I really like it. It's currently loaned out, in fact.

  6. Yes, I have read Ice and loved it! It's a fabulous book! :)