Top 10 Tuesday – Top Ten Books Covers

Each Tuesday The Broke and The Bookish provide a book related Top 10 theme. 

My personal spin on this topic – Top 10 books I picked up because of the book cover and enjoyed.  These lead me to a few of my favorite authors.

Seeing Me Naked by Liza Palmer is one of my favorite “chick lit” books.  This is one of the many books on this list that I picked up at Target on a whim.  I just liked the cover.  And the title.  Now I really wish Liza Palmer wrote faster.

 

 

The Secret of Everything by Barbara O’Neal.  The cover was a little intriguing and there’s a dog!  Enough said.  The book its self was the right mix of intrigue and food and family.  I followed this up with 2 more books by Barbara O’Neal and now note on my calendar when her new books are coming.

 

The Boy Next Door by Meg Cabot.  I picked this book up at the Student Bookstore on campus at least 5 times before I bought it because the email formatting always threw me off.  I finally ended up buying it and really enjoyed it. 

 

 

The Smart One and the Pretty One by Claire Lazebnik.  I bought this book based on the cover and the title.  My mom grew up with two sisters and she always felt like they each were unofficially labeled.  The oldest was the smart one, the middle sister was the talented one, and the youngest was the pretty one.

 

Comeback by Claire and Mia Fontaine.  Talk about a tear jerker.  I cried most of the second half of this book – but in good way.

 

 

 

Wildflower Hill by Kimberley Freeman.  I bought this a Target based on the cover and then it sat on my TBR pile for a while.  I finally read it at the end of last year and it was really good. 

 

 

 

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden.  It’s hard to believe, but I hadn’t heard of this before I saw it on the shelf.  I think the color contrast is really striking.

 

 

 

The Last Summer (of You & Me) by Ann Brashares.  I think what drew me to this one was the beach on the cover and the word summer in the title.  I’m always a little jealous of the people who had summer houses on the beach.  And the many books in this setting make me think my envy is justified.

 

 

American on Purpose by Craig Ferguson.  Come on Craig Ferguson in an American flag kilt!  I’m in.  It wasn’t as funny as I was expecting but Craig is more insightful then I expected.  I bought the audio book and Craig’s accent is a wonderful bonus!

 

 

Twilight by Stephanie Meyer.  Yes really.  I was living a cave and had never heard of Twilight (and this was about two months before Breaking Dawn came out).  I saw it on an endcap at Borders and thought the cover was interesting and then read the back summary and though – “I haven’t read anything vampire related since high school, why not” – not knowing that a year later I’d be so vampired out I could scream.

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6 thoughts on “Top 10 Tuesday – Top Ten Books Covers

  1. Wildflower Hill is one that I’ve been seeing lately and it keeps catching my eye enough to stop and look at it…I’ve done this several times now, which means I’ll probably end up reading it eventually. That’s how I’ve come to read quite a few of my favorite books – browsing by a few times before actually picking them up.

    • 2manychoices says:

      I think I bought that the first time I saw it, but like I said it took awhile to hit the top of my TBR pile.

      Back in college when I had no money I picked up “The Boy Next Door” at least 5 times before I actually bought it.

  2. Great picks! I like those covers for The Boy Next Door and Comeback. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

  3. Briana says:

    Sometimes I do think I would appreciate the Twilight covers more if I didn’t have such a profound dislike of the books themselves. And it’s unfortunate because my dislike then occasionally extends to books that have covers that are obviously attempting to evoke the same effect as the Twilight covers. (But the marketing probably works really well on people who are Twilight fans!)

    • 2manychoices says:

      I think I benefitted from being totally in the dark on Twilight. I got to read them with absolutely no expectations so I enjoyed them. The never would have lived up to the hype. The movies have pretty much ruined any enjoyment I got out of the books. And now I avoid similar covers also.

      • Briana says:

        I’m not sure how popular they were when I read the first one. My friend convinced me to read it because she liked the series so much. I knew at the time it wasn’t really a genre I would enjoy, but I gave it a try. The hype exploded soon after and I was sort of glad I read it because it meant I could bash it and actually be seen as having a legitimate opinion (compared to everyone who makes fun of it who hasn’t read it!).

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