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This week's topic is:
Top Ten Favorite Covers
I'm not gonna lie, this is most often how I choose my books. The cover has to grab me in some way, make me want to see what it's all about, and in a sea of complicated covers the way to grab me is simplicity. I learned when I took my advertising/graphics classes that I really love a simple, clean aesthetic. Bright colors are also a must.
1. Matched, Crossed, Reached - Ally Condie
I actually had an advanced copy of Matched, but only decided I really wanted to read it after I saw the finished cover. I love the girl in the bubble, I love the green against the very light gray...They just knocked it out of the park with the first cover. I like the Crossed cover also, but I wish for Reached they had used a different color. I think the red is too bold, but that's probably what they were going for.
2. White Cat, Red Glove, Black Heart - Holly Black
I loved the original covers of this series, but there's something about these new ones that get me. I love the dotted lines and the way the text swirls into the picture. The bright color on the black background really make the titles pop.
3. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight - Jennifer E. Smith
I love everything about this cover. The black and white image, the use of red, the title being the main focus of the cover. I have a serious love of typography and this cover speaks to that love.
4. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer - Michelle Hodkin
I don't know why I love this one as much as I do. It all just works together and it caught my attention the minute I saw it.
5. The Disenchantments - Nina LaCour
This cover just screams California summer to me. The lighting is great, I love her sunglasses, and the font that's used is amazing.
6. The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers - Lynn Weingarten
The stars! I love the way you can see the motion in the confetti and that her hands are what are in focus, while the girl is in the background.
7. Sweethearts - Sara Zarr
The light colors, the cookie with the bite taken out of it...it's so simple and so perfect.
8. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl - Jesse Andrews
This is a new one. I just saw it at the bookstore the other day and immediately had to know what it was about. I love the color blocking and the puppet show feel to it. I'm definitely going to check this one out.
9. Amy & Roger's Epic Detour - Morgan Matson
With this one I just feel that whoever designed it really knew what they were doing. The line in the road draws your eye up, but their hands form kind of an arrow guiding you back down to the title. The coloring makes me think of summer. It all just works for me.
10. The Princess Diaries series - Meg Cabot
The definition of simplicity. The only thing that is different on each book is the color and the lock. I love this re-do. Even better, they were matte covers which I think works better than glossy on a cover as simple as this. The bad news is they're no longer matte, they're making them all glossy. This is making it incredibly hard to complete the collection in it's matte form and is frustrating the crap out of me.
The Mockingbirds - Daisy Whitney
The light bird on the black cover just pops. Also the very bold text makes it stand out in a crowd.
Ex-Mas - Kate Brian
Simple and festive. Gotta love it.