Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Tuesday Ten: Covers from My Wishlist

This week's topic from The Broke and the Bookish is top ten covers, and I've decided to narrow the field quite a bit by doing a post dedicated to the top ten covers from my wanting list. (My "wanting" list is a wishlist shelf I keep on Goodreads. Right now it has 84 books on it and some of them don't even have covers yet.) I've included publication dates for the books that aren't yet out.

1. The Disenchantments
Nina LaCour
The huge sunglasses, the font (for me, font can seriously make or break a cover), the t-shirt and the light filtering in... everything about this cover is so so awesome. It screams YA to me without being the sort of cover that looks just like every other cover. I absolutely love it.

2. Girls Don't Fly
Kristen Chandler
Again, the font here works so well. I love the image of the bird, the top half of the girl's head/face, and all the sky behind her. This cover is just so, so cute.

3. Love and Leftovers
Sarah Tregay
I love Converse shoes (or even just Converse-looking shoes), so any cover that incorporates them so well is a win with me. Like the cover to Girls Don't Fly, this is just so cute (and even cuter in real life). I especially like the blue/red color theme.

4. Life is But A Dream
Brian James
Pub Date: March 2012
Okay, so upon closer examination the girl on this cover looks a bit, um, dead. But that's not what catches my eye! Nope, what I'm really looking at is the flowery words and the hint of sky up top. This cover has an artsy feel that's missing in a lot of YA covers.

5. Reunited
Hilary Weisman Graham
Pub Date: June 2012
The cover of this one reminds me a little bit of The Lonely Hearts Club, which I also love. And aside from that connection, it's bright, bold, completely cute and eye-catching at the same time. As far as covers go, this one feels like a must-have to me.

6. Take A Bow
Elizabeth Eulberg
Pub Date: April 2012
Oh, and speaking of The Lonely Hearts Club, here's an upcoming book by the same author. What I like most abouut this cover is all the lights. They really overtake everything and I love it. 

7. Someone Else's Life
Katie Dale
(UK cover)
Alright, here's the deal: this isn't the US cover. This is the UK cover and I really, really like it. The US cover, on the other hand, is a total dud. The two covers could not be further apart if they tried, and I wish the American one had more of the feeling of whimsy that this cover has. Between the dresser, the writing on the wall, and the picture frame, this cover is such a winner.

8. The Selection
Kiera Cass
Pub Date: April 2012
I get that pretty much everyone is sick of all the YA dystopian and paranormal covers with beautiful dresses on them. And mostly, I get that. But this particular dystopian with this particular cover, I love. The story is supposedly a sort of futuristic Bachelor-type thing, so the beautiful dress makes perfect sense. Plus, the mirrors and never-ending images make it even more striking.

9. Awkward
Marni Bates
Another oh-so-cute cover. It looks like adorable Sharpie-scribblings on a notebook, and the girl on the cover looks young enough and frenzied enough to fit with YA and with the title of this book. This cover is just altogether too, too great.

10. Never Enough
Denise Jaden
Pub Date: July 2012
If this cover were just a little different I could easily hate it. But the colors, the lighting, the font, and the girl's expression all work together really well to make it one of the more striking and beautiful covers I've come across lately.


  1. great picks; I really like the cover for Life is but a dream; I haven't heard of that one before - may need to check it out. Feel free to stop by my Top 10 New follower as well :))

    1. Yeah, Life is But as Dream sounds really interesting and unique in addition to its great cover.

  2. Great cover pics! You have some that I almost put on my list too, and we both have THE SELECTION :D

    1. I am SO excited to read The Selection when it comes out.

  3. I just found your blog from Distraction 99. I absolutely loved your post and I'm excited to have another blog to add to my google reader. Also am excited about Broke and the Bookish.

    1. Oh, thank you so much for reading (and liking!) my Turning Points post. So glad you've found my blog and yes, Broke and Bookish are awesome, :)

  4. I like your choices! I think I am going to have to read The Disenchantments simply because of that adorable cover!

  5. The Disenchantments cover is pretty great. It suits the vibe of the book well too, except that you wouldn't guess it has a male protagonist, would you? Awkward looks so cute. Can't wait to read it!

    1. Yeah, good point -- from th cover you have no idea that it has a male MC.

  6. The cover for The Disenchantments is amazing! I really like the different colors that were used. =)

    1. Me too! And the light filtering in is awesome.

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    1. Me too, and I can't wait for the book to come out.

  8. I think The Selection is my favorite of these though I love The Disenchantments one as well.

    Jennifer @ Feminist Fairytale Reviews

  9. I like the covers you chose.

    Thanks for visiting Jorie's Reads!

  10. I included Love and Leftovers on my list too. I like the fact that they're both wearing Converse; it lets me know that they come from at least somewhat similar backgrounds/social class.

    My TTT is Look At Those Pretty Legs: YA Book Covers

  11. Oh, I love how bold and bright the Reunited cover looks. I mean that looks like the type of book I would pick up for closer examination at a book store.