Top Ten Tuesday ǀ Favorite Book Covers of 2015

As it is well documented on Dreaming Under the Same Moon, we make a big “to-do” about the books, films and telly show’s that were among this fangirl’s favorites of the year. This is why, while I love today’s Top 10 Tuesday topic, I’ve opted to do something a little different. But the topic rules do always for anything that’s a “best” list, so there is that. (And this means, technically, today I’m not really breaking the rules.) 
Broke and Bookish December 15

Top Ten Best Books I Read In 2015
(you can do it by only 2015 releases,  overall , by genre (top ten fantasy books I read in 2015), etc. however you choose to make your BEST list)

I’m a bit of a book cover snob. My idea of what makes a good book starts with a good cover. That’s not always to say these books are the best or that a book with a less attractive cover is bad, it just means I’m drawn to a beautiful cover. This is subject to opinion and debate because as with everything, we all have a different view or idea of what makes something beautiful.
Below are some of the book covers I thought were eye-catching, lovely, epic and all that good stuff. Both from 2015 (limited number that it is) and upcoming in 2016. Page through and enjoy. 

#1.  To Get to You by Joanne Bischof

This sweet contemporary Indie couldn't have a better cover design. At least, I don't think so. This one was picture perfect and says a lot with its simplistic concept.

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#2. The Heir by Kiera Cass

So very pretty. But then Kiera Cass' always are.

#3. Told You So by Kristen Heitzmann
Another Indie novel with a spot on perfect design. Kristen discusses the process in a blog post that was fabulous, but alas I don't have time to hunt down just now (apologies). However this cover fits perfectly with the flirtatious and witty story that's inside - not to mention, it strays away from contemporary rom-com clichés!

#4. Falcon by Ronie Kendig

I adore this series of covers nearly as much as the stories inside. This is because the models are real soldiers which makes the image all the more authentic not to mention neat for the reader.

#5. Through Waters Deep by Sarah Sundin

For a WWII era story, this elegant design is reminiscent and perfectly charming for the couple and story it tells.

#6. Passenger by Alexander Bracken
Perhaps it's because it's so hyped, but I don't mind confessing this novel intruges me. A lot. The side-to-side script and flourishes not to mention fabulous "city in a bottle" (and that parallel image) all work together to equal all sorts of fabulous.
#7. My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows*
Despite the era and inkling this story doesn't go so well in history, I'm excited about this one. The pink full page title works well with the cover models pose.
*Yes, I realize this book doesn't fit here alphabetically. My apologies. But it's late.

#8. Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
This one seems to be the "it" book of 2016. 
#9. Always Watching by Lynette Eason
I like this concept for this inspirational romantic suspense novel. It's different than most of its peers but the stark white background helps it stand out.
#10. The Bachelor Girls Guide to Murder by Rachel McMillan
Amazing. And I think that's enough said.
#11. Glittering Court by Richelle Mead
I know next to nothing about this one. But the cover is epic plus who doesn't love an amazing and girly cover design!?
#12. The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine
Really, I'm just insanely curious about this novel. Plus that cover does look kick butt awesome.

#13. Siren's Song by Mary Weber
This is the most beautiful cover for Mary's trilogy. The rich, vibrant color and script is gorgeous as is the model's pose.
#14. P.S., I Like You by Kasie West
This wouldn't be a proper bookish post if I didn't include something cute and of the romance-y sort. Today, that falls to Kasie West's 2016 novel. I mean, really! How cute is this cover!?
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That's it for today! Of course, the covers above are only a rare few I love. Tell me, which covers have you found beautiful or amazing lately? Or what books of 2015 had you remembering them long after the final page. Any and all bookish talk is welcome. Comment away, friends and readers.
Happy Tuesday!
Be happy.


  1. I am very excited for My Lady Jane and P.S I Like You. :-) Kasie West writes such adorable books!

    1. As am I, Chrissi! Cannot wait to discover what's on the inside, story wise because they sound equal parts sassy and sweet. :)

  2. I just added To Get To You to my TBR list! Great list, Rissi and thank you for stopping by. :)

    1. It's amazing, Jess! And thank you for stopping by. :)

  3. Haven't heard of many of these, except for Truthwitch, which I have been seeing pop up on a lot of lists this year. Awesome. Happy reading!

    My top ten list is here, if you're interested:

    1. Truthwitch has been getting LOTS of publicity.

      Thanks for your Top 10 Tuesday blog link, Nikki. I always enjoy reading other's lists. :)

  4. I really don't have words to describe how excited I am about The Glittering Court. It cannot come soon enough!

    1. Right!? I cannot wait to read MORE about that pretty. :)

  5. Great list Rissi! I love your approach to this week's topic :)

    My TTT

    1. Thanks so much, Lianne. :) It was fun to put together.

  6. oh these covers just all make me want to dive into the books! Gorgeous! My TTT

    1. ME TOO, Carrie! There are some beauties. :)

  7. We also decided to go with a different topic for this week! I like how you chose to do pretty covers. I completely agree with all of them :)

    My TTT.

    1. Oh! Your Christmas layout is really pretty, too :)

    2. That's always fun, Allyson (going with a different topic. I confess, I'm a frequent TTT rebel. :D

      Thank you! It's always fun to decorate ones blog.

  8. Nice list of books in your post!!

    Here's a link to my TTT post for this week:

  9. I really liked The Heir. I thought it much better than the first 3 books.

    1. That's so encouraging to hear, Samantha. I've hear so-so things about The Heir so I'm a bit "nervous" about reading it. But I'm excited nonetheless! :)

      Thanks so much for visiting.

  10. I'm a cover snob too and NOT ASHAMED. XD I figure we spend more time with the book on our shelves being viewed than we actually do reading it, right?! So it's fair to want nice covers. XD I loooove the cover for Passenger and The Shadow Queen. And I'm always a sucker for a beautiful dress like on Keira Cass' covers. I ADORE that series just for visuals hehe.
    Thanks for stopping by @ Paper Fury!

    1. Right! What a fabulous point, Cait. I agree. We should want our book covers to look pretty. Nothing wrong with that at all. :D

      YES! Both of those are gorgeous and seem to represent their stories well. Hey, there's nothing wrong with liking a series just for the visual designs. I am sometimes like that too - I want to buy a book just for its cover! :D

      Thank you so much for visiting. :)

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    1. YAY! That's never a bad thing for a book nerd, right!? :)

  12. I love "The Heir" cover, too! All her books are gorgeous. :)

    1. I agree, Heather. Kiera lucked out with the design of her series. Here's hoping her next series gets equally gorgeous designs. :)

  13. I LOVE the spin you did on this list! Because I LOVE COVERS. I hadn't seen the cover for Siren's Song, and holy crap, it is STUNNING. Must start reading that series, if for no other reason than the cover! I love The Shadow Queen (and its simplicity!) and Passenger! Truthwitch, while I didn't love it at first, is growing on me too :) Fabulous choices, thanks for sharing the drool-worthy covers!
    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

    1. As do I, Shannon! I get a bit over-excited when I see new cover art - most especially if it's for a book I've been anticipating. Right!? Isn't Siren's Song absolutely gorgeous!? I was blown away by the epicenes of it all. Simple is the right term for TSQ and even Passenger yet I think both represent their stories well. :)

      Thank so much for visiting, Shannon.


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