Greetings, bookish people! Today I am participating in inkcrush’s Faves of 2011 Book Awards.
There were a bunch of available topics that are going to be going around all this month: The Books, The Characters, The Scenes, The Random, and The Covers. Why I didn’t pick the other topics–honestly? I didn’t remember most of them! I could have done the books, but almost every question there will be answered in my 2011 Book Survey coming later this month. As for characters, scenes, and random, well, I’ve only been blogging since May of this year, and I didn’t want to leave anything out. I suppose I could have done a random post, but urgh, I’d have to do research and revisit some books. Which leaves… one of my favorite things about (physical) books–the covers.
(All that was unnecessary.) Covers are an art form, to me. When I see a brilliant, gorgeous, amazing cover, you know what I do? I prioritize. Honestly. I know, I know, don’t judge a book by its cover and all that. But you do it too. I know you do.
…sooo for my Top Ten Covers Of 2011 (in no particular order), here we go! (Note that these had to be for books I’d read in 2011. Had the list been for covers I’ve seen, weeeellll.)
Dark, intruiguing, and (dare I say it?) sexy. This cover may not have anything to do with the book, but you know what?
I don’t care.
Atypical, gothic, and interesting. I LOVE this cover. Anna’s hair, the accents of red…
- The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
- Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
Accurate, cute and sweet. Mainly I love this cover because of its many references to the book. I mean, it’s a pretty darn cute cover to begin with, but look at that. Is that a star on Cricket’s hand? Are those rubber bands on his other hand? Are those houses the exact same colors they are in the book?
- Fury by Elizabeth Miles
Striking (I give up), pretty and beckoning. This one is kind of a vain choice on my part, because even though the idea of enigmatic-girl-in-pretty-dress-with-amazingly-gorgeous-hair isn’t very original–Fury pulls it of so well. The hair alone…
What are some of your favorite covers of 2011?