Top 5 prettiest covers | Blogmas Day 22

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Blogmas Day 22! We’re getting towards the end here! Today’s topic is prettiest covers! I’m going to pick from books I physically own, just to make it neater.

Apparently I like people on the cover as long as their faces aren’t in it and they aren’t photographs… :”D

Top ten covers with autumn colors

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by ThatArtsyReaderGirl!

Last week I did a top 5 wednesday topic about book with autumn vibes, and I mentioned that covers would be separate. Well, this is why. I had another post coming up. πŸ˜› So this topic will be specifically covers that give off autumn vibes. Do let me know what you think!

Locke & Key vol 1 by Joe Hill – While this series isn’t my favorite, I can’t deny that’s it’s spoopy looking.

The Monster of Elendhaven by Jennifer Giesbrecht – Another book that wasn’t my fave, but it did have a really good tone. It definitely screamed ‘it’s blustery and chilly fall time’.

Midori Days vol 4 by Kazurou Inoue – It’s kinda obvious why I picked this one. I don’t talk about this series much though – I used to own part of it and ended up getting rid of it after I finished reading the thing. Part of me wants the full set again though, as it was a good series. Maybe if I see it used? I really need to stop getting rid of manga: it’s the one thing I routinely regret. Books? No. Manga? …. usually. No more purging manga for me.

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Rurouni Kenshin vol 5 by Nobuhiro Watsuki – I don’t believe the season is particularly specified in this series, but I can’t remember, it’s been years. This cover caught my attention though, particularly because of the clothes being worn by Kaoru, the main female character. It just looks so warm and soft.

Land of the Lustrous vol 5 by Haruko Ichikawa – I think this cover is a bit obvious as well. All the covers in this series are so bright and colorful. I dig them!

Through the Woods by Emily Carroll – This one is obviously spoopy.

Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier – This book I believe actually take place over multiple seasons, but the cover says ‘fall’ to me. Like late fall, bordering on winter.

The Blood Mirror by Brent Weeks – I mean it’s all orange and red. What more can you ask for.

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee – This cover in particular, obviously. It’s been over a decade since I’ve read this – what season does it take place in?

Windwitch by Susan Dennard – The storm combined with the color scheme of this cover makes it fally to me. I dig it.

And that’s it! Ten covers that are autumny fally. Lemme know what you think!

Dreamy Covers Book Tag

Book Tag

Another tag today! I was tagged by Katy @Bookbinderway (thanks, friend!)

The Rules

  1. Thank the lovely person who tagged you, spread the love.
  2. Mention Tiana @ The Book Raven as the creator of this book tag.
  3. Use the original tag image in your post. (However, feel free to add whatever other graphics your heart desires.)
  4. At least tag 1 fellow blogger for this tag.
  5. List the rules.

Not in Ideas but in Things

A BOOK COVER THAT PERFECTLY EXPRESSES THE NOVEL INSIDE IT

The Traitor Baru Cormorant (The Masquerade, #1)

The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson.

This is the truth. You will know it because it hurts.


Dark and Lovely

A BOOK COVER THAT IS SO CREEPALICIOUS YOU JUST WANT TO EAT IT UP

If We Were Villains

If We Were Villains by M. L. Rio

A bit outside my usual genres, but the synopsis seems rather neat. I think it’ll be a hoot.


Sugar Sweet

A CUTE COVER THAT IS SO FLUFFY YOU WANT TO GIVE IT A HUG

What's Michael?, Vol. 3: Off the Deep End

What’s Michael? by Makoto Kobayashi

You know what I found out just now? This is volume 3. I had no idea. I’ve owned this for years, and have read it multiple times. Never knew it was part of a series, let alone not the first one in it. I need to go find the others now.


The Simplistic Aesthetic

A BOOK COVER THAT STUNS WITH THE MOST MINIMALISTIC OF DESIGN

Severance

Severance by Ling Ma

I think it’s the ‘A Novel’ on the bottom that’s partially cut-off, combined with the synopsis that it’s an apocalyptic novel about a Millennial who’s too burnt out to care that draws me in.


Cover Envy

A BOOK COVER YOU WISH YOU HAD ON YOUR SHELVES, BUT DON’T YET

Semiosis (Semiosis Duology, #1)

Semiosis by Sue Burke

Ugh I’ve been looking for this everywhere. I’ll likely end up buying it online, just because none of the bookstores within 50 miles seem to have it. -_-


Traveling Abroad

A BEAUTIFUL BOOK COVER FEATURING A COUNTRY OUTSIDE OF YOUR OWN

The Island of Sea Women

The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See

This book takes place on a small island off the coast of Korea. It’s coming out next month, and I plan to make it one of the five books I permit myself to buy. I like Lisa See’s stuff.


The Color Wheel

A COVER THAT SHOWCASES ONE OF YOUR FAVORITE COLORS

The Broken Eye (Lightbringer, #3)

The Broken Eye by Brent Weeks

I really like all of the covers in this series. Green and blue just happen to be my favorite colors though, so this one and the cover of volume one are my favorites.


Switching Gears

A COVER CHANGE THAT YOU ABSOLUTELY ADORE

The Black Prism by Brent Weeks

While I love the design change, I now can’t find a hardback copy of this volume. Anywhere, in either cover. If you find one or have one, send it to me, I’ll pay you.


Oldie but Goodie

A FAVORITE BOOK COVER OF YOUR FAVORITE CLASSIC

Frankenstein

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

I have two books in this edition – this and Great Expectations, but I haven’t read the latter, so this one qualifies as ‘a favorite’. I do really like Frankenstein. There are not one but two damn stickers on mine though, and it kills me. Why. WHY.

Also fun fact: The picture shown above is what pops up for my book’s isbn. But! My book has different quotes in different places. Maybe they printed multiple versions of the cover with different quotes? Weeeeird.


And the winner is…

WHICH COVER MENTIONED ABOVE IS YOUR FAVORITE?

Semiosis (Semiosis Duology, #1)

Right now, this one, because I’m so obsessed with finding a copy. UGH I WANT IT.


And that’s it! Consider yourself tagged if you’d like to do this! Happy reading!

Dreamy Book Covers Tag

Dreamy Covers

Hello, a tag today! πŸ˜€ This continues my pre-written posts, so pardon any slowness is reply. I was tagged by The Orangutan Librarian! So thanks, friend! πŸ˜€

  • Thank the person who tagged you.
  • Mention the creator of this tag (Tiana @ The Book Raven)
  • Use the original tag image in your post.
  • At least tag one fellow blogger for doing this tag!
  • List the rules.

No ideas but in things: A cover that perfectly expresses the novel inside it

The Traitor Baru CormorantThe Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson

Dark and lovely: a cover so creepilicious that you want to eat it up

Priest, Volume 1. Prelude for the DeceasedPriest volume 1: Prelude for the Deceased by Min-Woo Hyung

Sugary sweet: A cute cover so fluffy you want to give it a hug

I Could Pee on This And Other Poems by CatsI Could Pee on This and Other Poems by Cats by Francesco Marciuliano

The Simple Aesthetic: A cover that stuns with the most minimal of designs

The Bone ClocksThe Bone Clocks by David Mitchell

Cover Envy: A book you wish you had on your shelves but don’t yet

Orange: The Complete Collection, Vol. 2Orange: The Complete Collection volume 2 by Ichigo Takano

Traveling abroad: A book cover featuring a country outside your own

RookRook by Sharon Cameron

The color wheel: A cover that showcases your favorite colors

The Bitter Kingdom (Fire and Thorns, #3)The Bitter Kingdom by Rae Carson

Changing gears: A cover change that you absolutely adore

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling

Oldie but goodie: A favorite cover of your favorite classic

FrankensteinFrankenstein by Mary Shelley


And that’s it! Happy reading! :”D

Top 5 Wednesday: Disappointing Eye Candy

Top 5 Wednesday

Happy hump day! This week’s topic is disappointing eye candy, books that had beautiful covers but turned out to be clunkers. T5W was created by Lainey and here is the full list of posters, should you like to participate.

5. The Time Paradox by Eoin Colfer (Artemis Fowl #6)

The Time Paradox (Artemis Fowl, #6)This book. I was so disappointed by this book. Artemis Fowl was and still is one of my favorite series, up to a point. I like to pretend the last three or four books don’t exist. The first three, maaaaybe four, are pure magic. I love the characters, the setting, the snark. It’s all grand. But after book four, the quality started to drop. Book six, this one, is the first one that I rated two stars. And then I tried to read book seven and couldn’t even finish it. Haven’t even touched book eight. I just. I don’t know what happened. The series is so great, the covers are so great, but this book just kinda flopped.

4. Wish by CLAMP

Wish, Vol. 02 (Wish, #2)CLAMP is one of those ‘you know who this is’ authors of the manga world. If you read manga, you’ve heard of CLAMP. They’re a group of women who write all these different series that tend to intertwine with another every so often. I’m sure there’s a huge CLAMP universe and timeline that I just don’t know about. I’ve read other series by CLAMP and really enjoyed them (like Chobits) but this one was just a swing-and-a-miss for me. And considering it’s a four book series and I couldn’t get passed book two, that’s pretty bad. Looking at the cover, this series seems whimsical and wonderful. And to a point it was, but I just didn’t care about anyone. Nothing interesting happened aside from the little angel character being goofy. Just didn’t like it. Not going to finish the series.

3. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1)This is another one of those books that I wanted to like and just didn’t. Can’t really say I actively dislike it, I just… it left no opinion on me, I suppose. It’s so pretty, but the inside is so bland. So rather disappointed by this one. I’ve heard her other series is good, though I have yet to pick it up. Honestly I’m hesitant: I heard Shiver was good as well and it turned out to be a bust. Thoughts? Should I? I dun know. D:

 

2. Rumble by Ellen Hopkins

RumbleIf you follow my blog at all, you know I detested this book. It got a one star rating from me. I’ve given exactly three books this rating in the past, meaning it’s really really hard to get this rating from me. Usually if I dislike a book, I just stop reading. But if a book can trick me into hate-reading it, like this one did, you better bet your butt it’s getting a one star. Buh. This book was meaningless. Here’s my review, if you’re interested

1. Flight by Kazu Kibuishi

Flight Volume One (Flight, #1)Only this one confuses me. This is one of the others that got a one-star from me. I think I hated this one because I just felt so mislead upon finishing it. I expected stories about flight. You know, flight. Flying. Things to do with flying. Flying is interesting, right? It’s INTERESTING. IT’S FLIGHT FOR GOODNESS SAKE. But somehow, this book managed to be boring as hell. It was a graphic novel and it was boring. The pictures about flight weren’t even captivating enough to hold my attention. And this is why I think I hated it so much. It was just such a let-down. Buh, I don’t know. It’s pretty at least.


That’s all! Until next Wednesday!