Hi everyone! How are you doing? I hope you’re well! Today is Tuesday and that means it’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday, as hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s prompt is “10 books I bought/borrowed because…”. I decided to pick 10 books that caught my eye because of their cover. A pretty cover on its own isn’t enough to convince me to buy a book, the synopsis needs to appeal to me as well. But a gorgeous cover definitely helps to catch my attention. Anyway, here we go! And let me know in the comments below what covers you love!
This is easily my favourite cover on my shelves. And the story itself is really great too: a butterfly expert and a grumpy taxidermist have to solve murders in Victorian London.
It was love at first sight with this cover. And the story sounded interesting as well, with its setting in Montenegro, magic and the mysterious disappearance of the protagonist’s mom. Unfortunately, this book didn’t live up to my high expectations.
This first book in the Lunar Chronicles series re-imagines the tale of Cinderella. The protagonist is a cyborg with a prosthetic leg, which is a pretty clever twist on the well-known fairytale. And this cover perfectly captures that.
The story of Ink and Bone kinda reminded me of Harry Potter. But that cover! I also love the spine that looks like some ancient tome (which matches the library setting of this book).
This book caught my eye while browsing our country’s annual book fair a few years ago. The pretty cover with the blue and the gold was impossible to resist!
This cover is a completely different style from the rest of this list. But I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it. Especially the way the “empty” space between the hood and the scythe is also a face.
Isn’t this cover gorgeous? I love the dagger, the feathers and the swirls in the background. A perfect look for a book about assassin nuns!
I’ll be honest, I was going to buy this book anyway, whatever the cover was going to be. Finally a book that focuses on Nikolai Lantsov! But this design is absolutely stunning!
Just look at this! I love covers that catch the eye, but that also somehow show even more details once you’ve read the book. And this Mulan-meets-Project-Runway book does precisely that!
The gold! The green leaves! The purple flowers! This cover is just absolutely amazing. And it matches the opulence of late 19th-century Paris!