1. Thank the lovely person who tagged you, spread the love!
2. Mention me, Tiana @ The Book Raven as the (insert adjective here) creator of this book tag!
3. Use the original tag image in your post. (However, feel free to add whatever other graphics your heart desires!)
4. At least tag 1 fellow blogger for this tag. Even if you’re like me sometimes and feel a bit lazy. 😉
5. List the rules.
Finally, a book meme post! I got this from Sofii @ A Book. A Thought. who tagged her followers to do it. (Thank you so much! I’ve been wanting to do one of these for a while.) And thank you to Tiana @ The Book Raven for creating this. It’s as amazing as you! ❤
So many dreamy book covers to ooh and aah over. Shall we?
No Ideas But in Things — A book cover that perfectly expresses the novel inside it.
There are very few book covers that can capture the beauty of the text and the mystical quality of the story quite like The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo. From the instant I saw this book, I knew I’d love it and the ethereal journey it was going to take me on. I wasn’t disappointed.
Dark and Lovely — A cover so creepilicious that you want to eat it up.
I know at first glance this cover doesn’t seem especially creepy, but that may be because you haven’t read it yet. Emily Carroll’s comics unsettle you in so many ways, but they’re amazing and will leave you thinking about them for a long time. Long enough that any time I see this book, a shiver goes down my spine because I know what’s contained inside.
Sugary Sweet — A CUTE cover that is so fluffy, you want to give it a hug.
This cover is SO flirty and cute, and the story inside matches it to a T. I don’t usually go for books like this, but it was genuinely so funny and heartfelt. Seeing it never fails to bring a fond smile to my face; I need more feel good books like this.
The Simple Aesthetic — A book cover that stuns with the most minimalist of designs.
So anyway, I love minimalist covers. The Penryn and the End of Days trilogy is phenomenal, and it’s so hilarious how unassuming yet gorgeous its covers are. And so much creativity and good storytelling! Definitely pick these up if you haven’t already. I don’t think many people have read Loki by Mike Vasich, but it’s so good. Anyone who’s into Norse mythology and even the Thor films and comics would get a kick out of it. I haven’t read The Wood yet, but I really want to. I love the cover and the way the book jacket feels so much!
Cover Envy — A book you wish you had on your shelves, but don’t yet.
I am so mad that I bought this book a few months before I knew the above 10th anniversary edition was going to be a thing because omg LOOK AT IT! Utter perfection, it makes me want to cry. That’s not even counting all the extra stuff in it like the pronunciation guide, appendices, and original art. Sigh, one day.
Traveling Abroad — A beautiful book cover featuring a country outside of your own.
With one featuring Russia and the other Japan, both of these books immediately caught my attention. I finally own The Bear and the Nightingale and can’t wait to start it. I hope I can get ahold of Pachinko sometime soon. I really love reading about not American culture, tbh. I get that mess every day.
The Color Wheel — A cover that showcases one of your favorite colors.
Black, red, and white have been my favorite color combination for as long as I can remember, and personally, they are the superior colors. Look at all these covers! Look at all these books! So sharp, so powerful, so deadly. And all of these books are fantastic, with the exception of Nevernight, which I cannot speak on yet. But it’s in my to-read pile! (That Jay Kristoff has great taste and luck in covers, doesn’t he?)
Changing Gears — A cover change you absolutely adore.
Oh, god, I love these new covers. The bold colors, the new art style, the cohesion, the fact that Thrawn is actually shown in a significant way on the covers of his own trilogy, and Joruus C’baoth is nowhere to be found. Magnificent. Luke, Han, and Leia all look amazing here, too. I do miss having Mara Jade on the third book, but I greatly prefer these de-cluttered covers. They accomplish more with less.
Oldie but Goodie — A favorite cover of your favorite classic.
I don’t know whether I’d say Dracula is my favorite or not (I love a lot of classics but can’t really rank them), but it sure does have so many great covers going for it. (I’ve really wanted that illustrated one for a while…) I think it’s got some of the most cover changes over any other classic work, if the Google Image Search is to be believed. And why shouldn’t it? Dracula is such an iconic figure that even people who haven’t read Bram Stoker know exactly who he is. Plus, he’s in the public domain, so there’s really no reason why we all shouldn’t insert him into whatever we’re writing, just sayin’.
And the winner is… — Which book cover mentioned above is your favorite?!
It’s hard because they’re all pretty great, but the 10th anniversary edition of The Name of the Wind is so gorgeous. I have a reaction every time I see it, and I live in envy of everyone who has it. I can only image what The Wise Man’s Fear is going to look like if they do a 10th anniversary edition to that. I’m not ready, and neither is my wallet.
Well, that was a lot of fun! I hope you all enjoyed this. I’m going to tag:
Jennifer @ Here’s to the Golden Days
Indiana and Pete over @ Lit Lens (hey, how’s it going?)
Jane @ What Jane Read Next (hello!)
And whoever wants to do it! Please @ me and let me know.