June 24, 2014

Are These Covers #Trending?

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. Every week they post a new topic/top ten list and invite everyone to share their own answers. I'm so obsessed with lists - so it makes perfect sense that I'd love this feature!

I chose to go with "cover trends" instead of just cover elements that I like, but I have no idea if these are actual trends. To try and pretend that they are, I think every book I've chosen has been published within the last year. Some of the trends may be a stretch, but just go with it. Haha!

Top Ten Book Cover Trends I Like


The Hundred-Year House by Rebecca Makkai
I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
One Plus One by Jojo Moyes
Snow in May by Kseniya Melnik
Dollbaby by Laura Lane McNeal
The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
The Girls at the Kingfisher Club by Genevieve Valentine

Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson
The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters
The Falconer by Elizabeth May
These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski
A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis


Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery (Sourcebooks)
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery (Aladdin)
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery (Puffin in Bloom)
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery (Vintage Children's)
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
The Story of Land and Sea by Katy Simpson Smith
Blue Lily, Blue Lily by Maggie Stiefvater
Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

12 comments:

  1. I like all of the AoGG covers! Sometimes updating the classics is a good thing! Really cool to see four different, but excellent designs for one book!

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  2. I'm a HUGE fan of illustrated covers (The Diner, Tell the Wolves I'm Home, The House at the End of Hope Street) and bold typography (looooving all the updated Jojo covers!). I'm definitely the kind of person who gravitates toward a pretty book - no shame in that! Middle Grade has some of the best covers I've ever seen and I've blindly scooped up literary fiction because of a nice illustration or striking font.

    Those Anne covers are simply marvelous & HAVE YOU READ ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE YET???

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  3. Beautiful Anne covers! I really like the green one with the pretty typography. It's just so pretty, and kind of old looking.

    I love the blues and greens on Blue Lily, Lily Blue and on Isla. Actually, the Isla cover could just say "THIS HUNK OF PAPER CONTAINS THE WORDS THAT MAKE UP ISLA AND THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER" and be a plain white cover with Times New Roman font and be covered in dirt and I would still love it. No lie.

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  4. I used to not be a fan of covers with photography on them, but there's been several recently I really like. I put Since You've Been Gone and To All the Boys I've Loved Before as examples on my TTT too!
    I also really like the updated covers for Stephanie Perkins series. :)

    My TTT!

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  5. Pretty!!! My favorites are the last 2 graphics!! I love Anne of GG and those covers are so gorgeous. Also blues and greens are my favorite. I am very picky about what kind of photography I like on covers.

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  6. The original Anne of Green Gables hold such a special place in my heart but I do have to say I am loving the updates you posted. They are so whimsical and capture the essence of the books so perfectly! I think the last one is my fave.

    I'm with you on the photo and cool type covers! Both Matson's and Han's covers are so fun to look at and just put a smile on my face. Actually...I love pretty much ALL of your choices. Great selections...thanks so much for sharing!

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  7. Great list! I love so many of these things too like unexpected use of color, hint of time period, and perfect cropping. I generally don't like the graphics over an image thing because it's distracting but for some reason those two covers you mentioned seem to work. Maybe it's the girl in a fancy dress, to which I am a sucker for. Excellent choices!
    Cassi @ My Thoughts Literally

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  8. Love so many of these! Particularly the blues, updated classics, and the ones with cool typography :)

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  9. All of these covers you chose are gorgeous! I have to admit, I'm really attracted to the text over a beautiful photograph, the ones with unexpected use of color, and ones that hint at the time period. It forces me to pick it up and read the synopsis! Great choices, Hannah!

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  10. OMG THOSE ANNE UPDATES. I AM DYING. I NEED THOSE.

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  11. I basically just spent a couple of seconds scrolling up and down repeatedly, oohing and aahing (in my head) over these gorgeous covers you've picked out. Seriously, the publishers can certainly print some AMAZING covers sometimes, as your post shows!

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