Monday, August 14, 2017

TTT - 10 Recommendations For People Who People Who Buy Books Based On Their Covers!

This top 10 weekly meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and can be found HERE.  Each week they focus on lists which cover various topics related to books and reading. 

Top Ten Tuesday is back with an all new link-up and new topics.  This week is "Ten Book Recommendations For...." so I chose to show you books for people who buy books based on their covers.  I will add that I haven't read these books but they are on my wishlist, primarily because of their covers.  So here we go!




 Children of Blood and Bone: Tomi Adeyemi 
This book doesn't even come out until next year but when I saw it on Tammy's blog I didn't even need the synopsis to add it to the wishlist (although I did read it and it definitely didn't hurt that it sounds great).

Oracle Bone: Lydia Kwa
Another one that landed on the wishlist because of the cover.

Pages Torn From a Travel Journal - Edward Lee
What's this about?  Couldn't tell you.  But I think I want to find a copy.

Lost Crow Conspiracy - Rosalyn Eves
Haven't even read Rose Red Rebellion and don't know if I plan on doing so but I saw this cover and it ended up on the wishlist anyway.

Witching Hour Theatre - Jonathan Janz
I just grabbed this for my Kindle (look for it an an upcoming haul) after seeing it on a blog - maybe The Book Den - not sure.  Didn't even need the synopsis - just loved the cover.

Muerte Con Carne - Shane McKenzie
I saw this cover and had to add it.  I think it appeals to my dark twisty side.

The Night Boat - Robert McCammon
Another book that went on the wishlist after seeing the cover. Think it was a Goodreads recommendation or something.  At least I have read this author before even if I don't know what the book is about.

Meddling Kids - Edgar Cantero
Even though I've seen mixed reviews, I still hope to read this one really soon.  All it tool was purple tentacles to make this one jump on the wishlist!

Sun Warrior - P.C. Cast
Moon Chosen started the great reading slump of November 2016 but that didn't stop this one from landing on the wishlist - mainly because of that cover.

Kalahari - Jessica Khoury
I think this is part of a series.  Who knows?  All I paid attention to was this gorgeous cover!

So what books have you bought or added to your wishlist strictly because of the cover???

45 comments:

  1. Oh yeah. You shared some good ones! Read a couple of these and sure would like to read the others. I'm big on covers. Some jump right off the shelves into my hands!

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    1. Me too. I'm sure I've missed some great books because the cover didn't jump out at me. Of course, that goes the other way around too.

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  2. I totally buy books based on the cover! Kalahari is one I've read, and that cover IS awesome. And The Night Boat :):):)

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    1. I think I've seen it on your blog - in fact, that may be where I first saw it.

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  3. Some nice covers in there. I like Children of Blood and Bone, Lost Crow Conspiracy, Muerte Con Carne (what a great title too!)Sun Warrior and Kalahari. My dad has a very dull cover version of The Night Boat but this one is way better! I never buy books based purely on covers though-the blurb has to sound great too!

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    1. You always pick up some interesting books so however you do it, it's working for you.

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  4. I would totally add Children of Blood and bone and Meddling kids to my TBR. They are gorgeous!

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  5. I love book covers with animals on them! :) They always look good.

    Happy TTT!

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    1. Yea, personally animals on the cover are my weakness - at least one of them.

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  6. This list was absolutely made for me! I'm horribly shallow with using covers to choose books yet I haven't seen any of these before. Children of Blood and Bone is stunning!
    My TTT this week.

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    1. I can't wait to see what it's all about. Hope it's a great read.

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  7. Awesome picks!! I LOVE the cover for Meddling Kids! I'm still on the waitlist at the library for that one. :)

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    1. I have a digital ARC and need to make time for it. Hope you get it soon. It seems like you've been waiting for quite a while.

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  8. You chose some good ones and I still can't pick my favorite.

    sherry @ fundinmental

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    1. It would be hard for me to pick a favorite too. I like them all but for a lot of different reasons.

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  9. I love the cover of Sun Warrior! Great list, thank you for sharing. I love covers, many of my books are chosen because of the cover haha!

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  10. I put Children of Blood and Bone on my wishlist because of the cover! The story sounds good too though :D

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  11. I find we have a different taste in covers at times, cause I only liked a few of those...lol. I did like the twisted weird ones...lol. :)

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    1. Considering we read a lot of the same books, I find that a tad odd.

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  12. Great list! I'm definitely intrigued by several of the books you choose, based purely on the covers. - Katie

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  13. Lots of beautiful covers here!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/15/top-ten-tuesday-120/

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  14. Meddling Kids sounds like it's going to be awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. I admit that I am one to buy books just for the pretty covers. Kalahari is a great cover!

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    1. I'm glad a lot of people do the same thing.

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  16. Fantastic choices!! And you need to read Meddling Kids, already! C'mon!! I *don't* see you disliking it at all :)

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    1. I think I'll love it. I WILL make time for it in September!

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  17. I am definitely guilty of this. I cannot wait for Children of Blood and Bone. The cover is absolutely gorgeous. Is it too early to preorder? Thanks for sharing!

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    1. It's NEVER too late to preorder.

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  18. CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE! <3 I am SO excited about that book. I was lucky enough to get a chapter sampler at YALC and the beginning is gripping, so I can't wait to dive into the rest of the story.
    I hadn't seen the cover of Sun Warrior before - the books in that series are so gorgeous (even though they're really long and intimidating...)

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    1. I can't read chapter samplers - it just aggravates me that I don't have the rest of the book!

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  19. Oh man, those are some great covers. The Night Boat looks super creepy! But you know me... all it takes for me to find a cover irresistible is a dog! (Did you get the ARC I sent you? I emailed it yesterday.)

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    1. I'm the same. But I'm finding more books with dogs on the front which don't mention a dog at all in the pages - false advertising!

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  20. Wow, some of these covers are gorgeous! I can see why you would pick them up. (I too am intrigued.) I've read Kalahari, and it was probably my favorite of Jessica Khoury's science-fiction-y Corpus books. :)

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    1. That's good to hear. I may have to check out that series just so I can grab a copy of that lion.

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  21. THIS is like the most beautiful blog post ever! Children of Blood and Bone is gorgeous and the synopsis sounds intriguing as well! Great post :D

    Rekha @ Million Book Mill

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    1. Thanks and I'm so glad you stopped by The Farm!

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  22. These are some fantastic covers! I'm definitely interested in that Travel Journal one??! It looks circusy and weird...

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    1. I know. I may have to actually grab a copy of that one soon.

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  23. Oh, yes. That cover for Meddling Kids is spectacular. You probably did see The Witching Hour on my blog. :) I read it pretty recently. It was fun. I hope you get a moment to read it.

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