Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Bought Cause I Liked The Cover

I am going to be honest 98% of the books I buy or read are because of the cover. I know, I know, but I can't help it.

1. Madame Tussuad By Michelle Moran
Anything Historical will usually get me to buy it, good thing the book was also AMAZEBALLS!

2. A Great and Terrible Beauty By Libba Bray
I got this book at a Border in Los Gatos... when I was 13. I was looking at all these books and I was begging my Mom to buy me one, she finally agreed. Of Course,I hadn't picked a book yet and she was rushing me, So I stumbled across A Great and Terrible Beauty and was enthralled my the lace corset, that you can ACTUALLY feel on the cover.

3. The Wedding Girl By Madeleine Wickham
I didn't like this book, after reading, BUT I bought cause I am engaged and OBSESSED with wedding stuff.

4. Something Borrowed By Emily Giffin

ALL of Emily Giffins books I would buy cause of her covers, but I also LOVE her writing so it is a bonus.

5. Mad Love By Suzanne Selfors
This cover is so pretty and intriguing.. too bad the story line was only library worthy and not buying worthy.

6.  Asylum By Patrick McGrath
Granted I bought this book for $3 at a used book store, the title a cover sold me  on it.

6.  Bright Young Things By Anna Godbersen
 I already adored this cover, again pretty girls and historical attire is a done deal for me (even with The Luxe Series) so I probably would have eventually bought it, but Jen from Makeshift Bookmark's review sold me on buying the book ASAP. Which I did.

7. The Hangman's Daughter By Oliver Potzsch
My background is off white with red lettering, but the second my eyes fell on this book at the airport I knew I had to buy it.

Welp folks that is all the books I can think of at the top of my head, Although I know there must be more..


  1. Bright Young Things was on my list as well. That first cover is really cool. I'd have to agree about Mad Love. The book itself is not as good as the cover.

  2. I just reviewed Asylum and it is a really good book! I loved the cover, too.

  3. I felt the same way with A Great and Terrible Beauty. I had been looking and looking and couldn't find a book when I finally came across that one. I was sold by the corset and the beauty of the cover. Had no idea what the story was about but bought it anyway and I'm so glad I did. I loved the magic of that series!

    Kristan @ Lost Amongst the Shelves
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  4. I just purchased The Hangman's Daughter yesterday because of that crazy cover!

    Here is my top ten book covers/titles ...

  5. I've been wanting to read Asylum for ages... Every now and then I see it again and think I have to get that! Why do I keep putting it off?