Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Top Ten Books Whose Covers Made Me Buy It

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

I love book covers, so when I heard this weeks Top Ten Tuesday theme, I was so excited!

When it comes to covers, they initially draw me to the book. However, I'm not one of those people who buys a book just because the cover is pretty. I like to read the back of the book first to check and make sure it sounds like something I would be interested in, and then buy it.

But anyway, here are the Top Ten books whose covers brought them to my attention! (The ones that aren't out yet are ones I pre-ordered, so I figure that counts as buying ;)

Switched by Amanda Hocking
When the Trylle trilogy first came out, I saw it around Amazon but never thought much about it because the cover didn't pull me in. Then she got new covers, and I saw them and was like, "Wow I need to read these books!" They're so magical and pretty! So even though the old covers are still available for purchase online, I'm waiting until January so I can get a copy with the new gorgeous cover.

Halo by Alexandra Adornetto
The cover is positively beautiful. It looks like it should be a poster for a movie! It was no doubt my favorite cover for the year it came out.

Matched by Ally Condie
I saw this cover for the first time while I was at the YA Editors Buzz Panel at BEA, and fell in love with it. That year at BEA I was hunting the aisles for Matched until I found it!

Firelight by Sophie Jordan
This was another book I saw during the YA Editors Buzz Panel at BEA. Just like Matched, after I saw the Firelight cover it became one of the main books I tried to locate that year.

Wither by Lauren DeStefano
Love this cover! It's so unique, and really stuck out to me. Loved the book as well.

Glimmerglass by Jenna Black
The cover is so mystical! It's one of those covers that just stuck in my mind. The first book was great, and I need to read the rest of the series. 

Incarnate by Jodi Meadows
This book isn't out yet, but the cover is so pretty! The description sounds like the type of book I would enjoy as well. I would love a review copy, but right now I'm patiently waiting until its release day.

Tris & Izzie by Mette Ivie Harrison
This is one of my favorite covers! It looks like artwork. I would love to have it enlarged, framed, and on my wall. 

Delirium by Lauren Oliver (Original ARC Cover)
I never understood WHY her publisher decided to not use the original ARC cover for Delirium. This was one of my favorite covers at BEA that year -- just by the cover I could tell it was a book I was going to love (and I did love it!) The original ARC cover was the best, and I wish they had kept it. 

The Beginning of After by Jennifer Castle
I love the colors in this one. So pretty!


  1. These are all gorgeous, eye-catching covers. Great choices, Michelle!

    My Top 10, if you'd like to stop by: http://sweetmarie-83.blogspot.com/2011/10/top-10-tuesday-cover-and-title-lovin.html

  2. It seems Matched is a very popular one! Anywho, these are all very pretty covers!

  3. Ah, the cover of Tris & Izzie is incredible. I just wish the book had been as wonderful. The Incarnate cover is also gorgeous and I can't wait to have a copy of it!

  4. Wither should have been on my list as well, it's gorgeous! So is the sequel, Fever. Love those books!

    Great picks! If you have a minute stop by to see what I picked this week at There's A Book.

  5. I had Wither and Firelight on my list, too. And I really need to get ahold of Halo. The cover is gorgeous but the reviews are mixed and I prefer to reach my own conclusion. Great list! :)

  6. Oh my gosh, SO MUCH PRETTY! I totally agree with Wither and Firelight -- I bought both of those too. And I was going to add your book to my list (because I absolutely LOVE the cover of Remembrance!) when I realized I hadn't bought it yet LOL! But I'm planning on it!

    Awesome list, Michelle! :)

  7. Switched makes me think of Rebecca. I can totally see why you would need to read it!

  8. I also read Halo because of the cover, it's so gorgeous! The book itself was a bit disappointing, but oh well..
    I also love the covers for Wither and Firelight :) And I bought Matched last week because I couldn't resist the pretty cover any longer (and I love dystopian YA novels)!
    Great list! :)

  9. Tris and Izzie is beautiful. I feel the same way about Hush Hush.

    Happy Tuesday!
    New Follower. :)

  10. Great picks! I love the cover of Tris and Izzie.


  11. All these covers are so pretty. I would want to read them all - except for WITHER, which I already read - but these look so beautiful.

    Thanks for stopping by.

    -Marybeth P.

  12. We share Firelight, Wither, and The beginning of After. I would have also had Tris & Izzie, Incarnate and Halo but i could only pick 10! some amazing covers <3 so PRETTTTTY! 0_0

    and i agree, i would definitely love an actual poster of the Tris and Izzie cover because of how beautiful it is! it would look amazing if it was oil painted!

    great picks ;)

    - juhina

  13. I loved Halo & The Begining of After also.

  14. Beautiful list!

    New follower, check out my TTT here!

  15. I love the covers you chose; they're all incredibly pretty. Gotta say though - the cover of Remembrance is definitely a book I'd take a second glance at because of it's striking cover :)

  16. Those are really pretty covers! I didn't know that the Trylle Trilogy had new covers, they're GORGEOUS! =D Another book cover which I really liked was The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer.

    Can't wait to see the Vengeance cover! ^_^


  17. The covers made me do it :) great list of books!

  18. Wither is my favorite cover! So beautiful and I love line pattern thingy going on with it. Even Fever's cover is just as beautiful!

    As soon as I saw incarnate cover, I fell in love. It's just so gorgeous. I can't wait until I read it, I hope it's as good as it's outside;D

    -thank you&come again.

  19. Such pretty covers!! I really love The Beginning of After and Halo. :)