Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Top Ten Book Cover Elements I Like

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

#1. Pretty Dresses

#2. Seeing Only Hands/Feet

#3. Men in Uniform (Especially WWII)

#4. Silhouettes 

#5. Couple Smiling At/With Each Other

#6. Girl in the Foreground and Guy in the Background

#7. Water

#8. Amusing Scenes

#9. Girl Facing Away From You


#10. Wedding Dresses

8 comments:

chrissireads said...

I didn't think to add water. I do love seeing water/beachy scenes on covers though!

Amber Stokes said...

Great list! And yes, I'm a sucker for a pretty dress on a cover. ;)

I really like the silhouette covers for Jennifer E. Smith's books (mainstream YA; The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, This is What Happy Looks Like, and The Geography of You and Me. :)

~Amber

Abbi Hart said...

Chrissireads-Water is such a pretty element on covers!

Amber-Thanks! Yeah it's so hard to resist the pretty dresses! I've seen those covers before and I like them too! Though I've not read the books!

Cait said...

I still do like pretty dresses. They're just so nice! But I particularly like it when the awesome dresses fit in with the actual book...like These Broken Stars? Lilac actually wears the super awesome dress! My TTT!

brocsbookcase.com said...

I've never really thought about it before, but now you mention it I also really like covers that focus on hands especially holding hands. Silhouettes made my list too! LOVE silhouettes! Great list! :)

Cora Linn said...

Ooh, controversial list! I've seen a few of these pop up in the opposite list on other blogs.
Cora @ Tea Party Princess

Cassie said...

Fabulous List! Had to pin because now I want to read almost every single one of these --- I admit it, I pick most of the books I read based on the cover or title alone (without reading the synopsis). My List:
http://fortheartofit.blogspot.com/2014/06/top-ten-tuesday-cover-trends.html

Abbi Hart said...

Cait-Yeah that makes me so happy when the dress on the cover matches one that the heroine wears!

brocsbookcase-Holding hands makes for a fantastic cover! It's simple yet romantic!

Cora Linn-Haha well everyone is different!

Cassie-Thanks! It's hard not factor in covers when making a book choice!

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