* Top Ten Tuesday * Never Judge a Book By Its Cover?
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish, where we get to reveal our top ten of whatever they chose as the weekly topic! Click here for a list of future topics.
I've been thinking a lot about covers recently. It's no secret I'm a cover junkie; I'll search tirelessly for the best cover before buying a book, and whenever I get a gorgeous cover I Instagram the heck out of it and beginning stroking it insanely (I'm not ashamed. Some covers demand to be stroked, dammit!).
But then there are covers that, despite all my searches for alternatives, are plain bad. Covers that make me hold the book low when I'm reading, so people can't see them. Or, if it's a hardback, make me take off the cover entirely and rock the bare-back (that sounded less filthy in my mind, honest).
I know it's bad to judge a book by its cover but, you guys, I CAN'T HELP IT. So for this week's TTT, I've decided to put together a list of the top ten Covers I Judge.
You can probably see a theme emerging here, in that I really (really) don't like a bunch of faces on my covers. Or people kissing. I JUST DON'T LIKE HUMAN BEINGS ON MY BOOKS, GUYS (^.^).
I much prefer more artsy, abstract covers and I think YA is often subject to too many big and shiny faces on their covers. Or feet. YA likes feet.
Any covers you guys hide while you're on the tube?
Allie is a Pimm's-obsessed reader, who dreams of road tripping over America, learning to surf & becoming fluent in all the languages of her heritage (which, sadly, does not include Elvish). If she's not reading or blogging, you can find her catching up on Teen Wolf, or reigning supreme with Scrabble/Mario Kart. Stalk her on twitter, instagram or goodreads.