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Top Ten Book Covers I'd Frame


If you've read this blog for any length of time, you all know that we love (love) talking about cover concepts and design around here. This is clearly why I'm giddy over the topics we get to put together in the upcoming months. Today's is ALL about book art and though I've not read any (or most) of these, they are so gorgeous, I wouldn't mind in the least artfully decorating with them. It was tough using only those I did (even numbering more than ten) but I left some off comforted by the knowledge that a few weeks from now I get another Top Ten Topic that is going to ask which trends in cover design we like (or dislike) and I expect those I left off will appear on that list.
 
 
Top Ten Book Covers I'd Frame As Pieces of Art

Keeping things simple to spotlight the cover concept, here are those books:
Chances are, there's lots more I could have picked out but since I couldn't stuff anymore books on the graphic, this'll do - plus we get more "cover talk" in few weeks via this topic.
 
Shadowlands by Kate Brian
Haven't read anything by this author, however this series is gorgeous. The angles, colors and text is brilliant plus the birds add an "ominous" sense of feeling.

Until I Found You by Victoria Bylin
For the most simplistic "pretty," a contemporary romance cover doesn't get much better.

The One by Kiera Cass
I know this is one I cannot seem to talk enough about. But seriously. It's gorgeous. Of the three, I have to confess overall, this is the favorite book cover. Wonder if the story will follow.
Happy book release day to Kiera!

These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
Beautiful. 'Nuff said.

Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt
Overall I think for the purpose of this topic, I like this cover better than the actual one.

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Had to include this one because I've got a whole Paris/London/U.S. world-traveler theme going on in my room, which means this would match perfectly.

Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay
Simple in the best possible sense of the word, this concept was brilliant.

Deception by C.J. Redwine
Love the dark, "mythical" quality of this design. Whether or not it matches the story, that I
do not know.

Here to Stay by Melissa Tagg
Had to include this one as it's one of the most genuine, realistic cover designs I've ever seen.
I lovelovelove how it "invites" you into the scene almost as if you are a part of the joke, moment
or characters lives - the "live-action" aspect is what makes this so beautiful. That and the colors!

Don't Touch by Rachel Wilson
Not sure what it is that draws me to this one; the design, the model facing away from the camera
and the gloves all seem to co-mingle together beautifully not to mention
"upping" the color-me-curious factor.

The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White
Stunning.

Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White
Vintage gorgeousness that manages to incorporate all of the novel themes?
Yep, this one is an A++.

What are some of the book covers you'd frame?

28 comments

  1. This was an interesting topic. I had fun with this topic.

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    1. It sure is, Dawn. I had lots of fun with it plus in all likelihood missed LOTS of books that would fit. ;)

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  2. Love those covers!!! They would look great as wall décor.

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    1. Right!? These and oh-so-many more, Ella. :)

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  3. I love your new meme!! So cute and creative!

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    1. I enjoy this meme, too, Jamie. Wish I'd found it SOONER! So fun. :)

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  4. Love it!
    You know I love DMK.

    I want the dress and camera on Going Vintage.

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    1. I do indeed, Juju. :)

      Me, too; what a gorgeous picture that makes! Now I just need to read Going Vintage.

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  5. Lovely covers! I especially love Dear Mr. Knightley, Here to Stay, and Anna and the French Kiss. I own the older copy of Anna and the French Kiss, and I think it's sort of cheesy looking, so the new cover is definitely an improvement. If I had enjoyed the book more (it was okay, but a little disappointing considering how people rave about it), I would definitely be tempted to trade mine in for the new cover. :)

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    1. Excellent picks, Kristin! ;) I've yet to read Anna and the French Kiss (pretty sure I've got the oldie cover), but like you I've seen rave reviews, which leaves me hopeful that I'll have a good experience despite the unfortunate profanity, etc. The entire "series" from Stephanie got new covers and they look really sweet together.

      It IS tough when a novel is praised and we're let down. This is why it's a bit nerve-wrecking when someone tells us (as reviewers) they read the book on our recommendation. *bites nails* My motto is just to write about the book honestly - beyond that, it's up to the reader to know whether or not it suits them. :)

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  6. Love these covers! I love These Broken Stars cover so much!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

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    1. Same here - wonder what the sequel of TBS will look like!?

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  7. I almost picked These Broken Stars. All of these are great covers. Shadow Lands and Dont Touch are probably my other favorites here! Nice list!

    TTT
    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

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    1. Hi, Sandy! Thanks for dropping by. :)

      Love your favorites (there is something about Don't Touch...) and am now off to read your TTT.

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  8. I've never seen that cover for Going Vintage before. I love it.

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    1. Isn't it pretty!? I like both but this one edges out the actual cover. Just a smidgeon. ;)

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  9. Aww yay for all those covers. So many pretty ones. And there may just be one of them up there that I do, in fact, have framed. :) And oh man, that Kiera Cass one...gorgeous. And I adore Victoria Bylin's! All of them are super pretty!

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    1. Ditto. Love pretty cover art. Call me crazy. ;)

      Kiera's is a stunner (as are all of hers) and I just want it in my hands. Like yesterday. Victoria's is "elegant pretty" and I love that.

      ....I bet I know which one you have framed, Melissa. ;)

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  10. I haven't seen a couple of these but I'm in completely agreement with all the ones I do know! Most especially The One, These Broken Stars, and Illusions of Fate. I swoon. I actually HAVE the cover art for These Broken Stars framed, too. They did a preorder promotion with a bookstore in Tennessee (I think...) where if you preordered the book from there, you'd get a signed cover art. Obviously, I had to do it. It's huge and SO GORGEOUS. I seriously just want a copy of Illusions of Fate, like, now so I can stare at it, too!

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    1. Ahhh! Same here, Rachel. I'm in love with these you mention - Illusions of Fate in particular is beautiful. Really, it's quite unique in my mind's eye. That's cool about TBS; wish I'd seen that as it'd be awesome to frame it. I have a wall of film posters, why not books too?? Seems fair. ;)

      YES! I really want to read 'Fate,' so seriously, if you read it, let me know what you think!

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  11. These are all GREAT covers. Love your top ten posts, yay for more book recommendations. The One...These Broken Stars...Until I Found You...wow! They are just gorgeous. Great choices, Rissi!

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    1. Yay! Glad you could find some new (maybe) books to try, Bekah. :)

      The One is set to arrive by Saturday (cannot. wait.), TBS is a unique YA and I have Until I Found You waiting for me. Hope to get to that next week. As always, thanks for visiting - glad to get your thoughts. :)

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  12. I couldn't begin to pick a favorite. I love Until I Found You (of course!), but each cover is evocative and beautiful in its own way. How do designers *do* this? It just amazes me how an image can capture every aspect of a story--the emotion, the plot, the theme, the mood. In particular, Don't Touch and Chaos of the Stars made my eyes pop. So did Shadowlands, These Broken Stars and Going Vintage. Just gorgeous!

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    1. Tell me about it, Vicki! I *had* to quit looking because I probably could have found lots more, but fortunately, I get another chance to showcase pretty art via a TTT topic in a few weeks. Already plotting that one. ;)

      I know what you mean! Graphic design is something that has begun to interest me, which is probably part of the reason I love to gush over these. Needless to say, I think it'd be the best job ever. Some concepts are simple yet they say SO much towards informing the reader what the story is about and that's beautiful. That in and of itself is like a story.

      Thanks for sharing your picks - I agree. They're stunners!

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  13. As someone who is obsessed with book covers, I'm enjoying this week's TTT topic, and your post has some great picks. I especially agree with Going Vintage and The One - whoever designed these covers gets a standing ovation from me. :)

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    1. Well said, Emily! Where can we send them the gold stars??

      I'm obsessed with cover designs too. Really, they are nearly as important as what's on the inside. Thanks for visiting.

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