First of all, you must note the subtle rhyming in my blog post title.
I’m very proud of it. Yes, I am.
I’m linking up with The Broke and the Bookish for their incredibly awesome meme: Top Ten Tuesday. This is a meme involving lists, peoples. LISTS! I love lists.
This week’s prompt is: Top 10 Books Cover Trends. This can swing to the love or hate side…so why not do both? Both is best.
PS. You can click on the covers to zip over to Goodreads.
1. Minimalist Covers
Can I just say: LOVE. I’m always of the opinion that less is more (unless it comes to, like, pizza or cake) and when a cover is all about bold colours and the title? I will pick it up faster than a piece of cheese and cabana pizza.
2. Painting Covers
Art baffles me. How can people wield brushes or pencils and not have it look like a stick figure having a seizure? Artists are sickeningly talented. If a book cover looks painted or drawn? I would like it in my life, thank you very much.
3. Word Art
Titles are important. It’s awesome when the cover is all about the title. Here, just take all my money and give me the books.
4. Galaxy Covers
The cover designs for galaxy books are either a) the most artistic people in the world, or b) it’s super easy to make the stars look beautiful. Sci-fi books usually have THE BEST covers in the world. Get it “the world”? Yes, yes, laugh!
5. Awesome Dresses Covers
I love these dresses! Call me shallow, but these are gorgeous. (Not that I’d ever personally wear a dress like this, because, no thanks, I’d rather not look like a Selection Peacock.) Tiger Lily is probably my favourite.
1. Half Naked People Covers
Can we just talk about that Frankenstein cover, please?!! DID MICHELANGELO MAKE IT? He’s totally nude. What the heck?
I’m just not that fond of people half unclothed on the front covers.
2. Faces Covers
Now, Mime and I experimented…and it’s impossible to replicate the face of Since You Asked. If you can do it, good on you. We’re pretty sure it’s a scientific impossibility.
Faces on covers just….generic? I’m not saying these girls are ugly! I’m just saying I want to think up the faces for myself. Margo does NOT look like that.
3. Kissing Couples Covers
LOVE IS IN THE AAAAAIR!!
4. Random Scenery Covers
Um…these covers are boring. That is all I can really say. It doesn’t inspire me to pick up anything.
5. Where Something Is Just WRONG Covers
Look, I love the Ellie Sweet series as much as the next aspiring writer, BUT: there is something genuinely wrong with the angle of her face. And Chaos, THERE IS SO MUCH WRONG THERE. There is lightning coming out of her chest. That’s…substantially wrong.
Cait actually didn’t write this post on her own. Mime had a nasally running commentary in the background about horrendous covers, people kissing, and what feminism really is. Very odd. Obviously Mime is on holidays and therefore just lying around whinging about life and feminism and when is lunch. Cait is being productive. As always.