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18 October 2011

Top Ten Tuesday (2) - Books That Whose Titles Or Covers Made Me Buy It

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by the folks over at The Broke and the Bookish. If you want to sign up or find more info on this feature, go to the Top Ten Tuesday page.  This week's topic is Top Ten Books That Whose Titles Or Covers Made Me Buy It.

Confessions of a White Trash Zombie by Diana Rowland - The minute I saw this I knew I had to have it. Besides being about zombies, this cover is gorgeous. I love the colors, her expression and basically everything about it. 

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern - I saw a picture of this book at Comic Con earlier this year at the publisher's booth and fell in love. The paper cutout carousel, the colors, layout, everything is beautiful.

Moon Called by Patricia Briggs - I think it was the tattoos that did it for me. This isn't my favorite Mercy Thompson cover but it is the one that got me to pick up the series, for which I am forever grateful. It also introduced me to the awesome that is Dan Dos Santos who does all the Mercy covers as well as a plethora of others. (He also did the White Trash Zombie cover above.)

The Hangman's Daughter by Oliver Ploitz - This cover is very minimal but intriguing. You're intrigued, right?  I love the title font. Amazon was having an amazing deal on this book so I bought it for my kindle. I know, no cover but it fits the book budget.

The Monsters of Templeton by Lauren Groff - I think I picked this up in hardcover when it first came out. I love graphic covers with clean lines and interesting type. I didn't love this book but I still think this cover is great.

The Perfect Play by Jaci Burton - I don't think this one needs any explanation.

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater - Just a gorgeous, yet very simple cover. The insides are awesome, too, and each book in the series uses a different color ink.

The World To Come by Dara Horn - I hate to say that I still haven't read this one. The cover looks a bit magical though and I couldn't resist.

Back in Black by Lori Foster - Apparently I'm a sucker for good abs and pelvic bones on guys. Faces are good, too, but often on romance novels the ruins the illusion. or they have long hair (shudder). I like adding my own faces to my romance heroes.

The Girl Who Circumvented Fairyland In A Ship Of Her Own Making by Catheryenne M. Valente and Ana Juan (illustrator) - I have a thing for fairy tales and adventures and this book looks like it will have both. Pretty.

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  1. Hmm, I hadn't seen The World to Come! Definitely will put it on the ever-expanding reading list. I bought Shiver b/c of the cover. I lucked out that I also liked the inside parts :)

    I have an ARC for The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland--I am definitely lusting after the hardcover, though!

    I wore the White Trash Zombie temporary tattoo you gave me to J. Scott Campbell's Zombie Love signing. Hee hee! I gotta get the book too!

    Thanks for this post... now I have more books to acquire :/

  2. the fairyland hardcover is really pretty! i still have no idea what the world to come is about but the cover is still awesome. i am a total cover whore. :)


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