Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Book Covers I’d Frame As Pieces of Art


Welcome to another edition of the weekly blog meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.  This week the ask us to share ten book covers that we would hang on our walls as artwork.  This week’s list was challenging for me to come up with ten covers.  Not that there isn’t some great covers in the genres I read, but most of them feature half naked men, are dystopian wastelands, or just strange.  Now I appreciate an attractive male specimen as much as the next red blooded straight female, but I don’t want to hang the cover on my wall.   So after going through my Goodread’s book list twice below are the covers I came up with to share with you all.  Enjoy! (click on the covers to visit book’s Goodreads page)

  1. 12886158 This cover is quite lovely and would go nicely with our collection of Turkish souvenirs from past vacations.  It would also look nicely in my dinning room after I get around to painting it.  Hmm something to look into…
  2.  The Oracle of Stamboul Are you sensing a theme here.  My husband and I have a Turkish obsession and have been know to buy items in a store just because they were made in Turkey.  This one would also look nicely in my new dinning room.
  3. The Passage (The Passage, #1) While I enjoyed the books, I have always thought the covers of this series were particularly lovely.  Especially in person where the color shifts in the light.
  4. The Twelve (The Passage, #2) See just as nice as the first one and looks like any random sunset in the Mid-West.  Perfect for an old farm house wall.
  5. The Devil and Miss Prym  Didn’t enjoy this book that much, only two stars.  The cover however is lovely (I know I keep using that word, but it is).  I like the greens and the mist, this might go nicely in my bedroom.
  6. The Golem and the Jinni  While winter, especially after this one, is not my favorite time of year, this is a very pretty cover.  I’d hang it on my wall.
  7. The Charmer (Darklands, #1) This is an independent author that I stumbled across a few years ago, and a pretty great series.  The cover does not fit the story at all, but still nice to look at I might hang it in a kid’s room.
  8. The Grimm Legacy (The Grimm Legacy, #1)Another one that would look nice in a child’s room.  #’s 7-10 are more of I think they are pretty rather than I would actually hang them someplace in my house.
  9. The 5th Wave (The Fifth Wave, #1) Well this one I might hang.  The light play and that everything is in silhouette is really striking (found another word besides lovely).
  10. Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1)  Really don’t think I would have a place to hang this one, but I’ve always thought it beautiful.  Love the colors and it would look amazing in a teen girl’s bedroom.

So there is my list.  Did it surprise  you?  I kinda did me, the covers I like the best look nothing like most of the types of books I tend to read.  I look forward to seeing the covers you all select.


23 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Book Covers I’d Frame As Pieces of Art

  1. Thank you! I’m especially fond of the first two too. My favs tend to be the landscape ones too. Heading over to check out your list, thanks for stopping by!


  2. What a lovely change of pace! I was so happy to see a number of adult titles on your list and a number of covers I hadn’t encountered on any of the other Top Ten Tuesday posts I had perused today. I’m particularly taken with the cover for The Devil and Miss Prym. The colour palette is stunning and I love the almost ethereal feeling of the image itself. I also adore the cover for Across The Universe, which I’m currently kicking myself for having forgotten to include it on my own list this week. *Facepalm*

    What a wonderful, interesting selection, Amy! :)


    1. Thanks! Paulo Coelho’s books seem to have such lovely covers, wish I enjoyed his writing more. I often think the same when checking out the T10T lists, “Oh, why didn’t I include that one”. Thanks for stopping by!


    1. I have, looked up its release date recently. I must confess I have yet to read the first one. It sits there on the shelf at work and I just never get around to checking it out. I may have to move it up in priority, of course if I wait I could read them back to back…


    1. Those were the U.S. Hardcover releases. I saw the one on your list, and it is always amazing how the covers and titles change for the different countries they are released it. The UK one is so much darker, still striking and maybe more fitting for the story. Thanks for stopping by!


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