Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is about book covers – what we like, what we don’t. Honestly, since I’ve moved to mostly e-books and audios, I don’t tend to notice covers as much. I think, too, I usually know what books I want to read, I don’t browse coves in a bookstore/library like I used to. But. here are some things I like in book covers and some I don’t.
- I don’t like seeing half of people’s heads.
- I don’t like it when a cover looks summery, or wintery, and the book just isn’t. Like the book that has the main character in a floaty summer dress when most of the story takes place in a snow storm.
- I don’t like when the cover just has the title and author in an interesting typeface. I want pictures of some kind.
- I don’t like those almost cartoony cozy mystery covers. I know they match the cutesy titles, but I’m not a fan.
- I don’t like when the characters on the cover don’t look at all like they’re actually described in the book.
- I do like when the cover gives you a sense of place, whether it be a city in the background or a beach or whatever.
- I like women in ball gowns. I like pretty dresses in general.
- I like pretty, yummy covers. I don’t know how else to describe cover like The Wedding Bees.
- I like when a cover makes it clear what type of book it is – steampunk is an easy example.
- I like Christmassy covers. I can’t help it, they always grab my attention.
And a few covers I like: