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May 21: Top Ten Favorite Book Covers Of Books I’ve Read.
Well, this is another difficult one. Ten books out of everything you’ve ever read?
1. 1Q84; Haruki Murakami. The image is under a translucent dust jacket, reminding the reader of the layers of this complicated book. A man’s face is on the back–if you’ve read the book, you know who they are.
2. Cinder; Marissa Meyer. This cover hints at what’s going to be different about this fairy tale. Stark and shadowy, the pop of red is attention-catching.
3. Emperor Mollusk Versus the Sinister Brain; A. Lee Martinez. The bright colors make this cover stand out in a crowd. It’s busy and graphic, and who can resist ‘He came, he squirmed, he conquered?’
4. Feed; Mira Grant. What better for a zombie book than words painted in blood on concrete?
5. House of Leaves; Mark Z. Danielewski. Pictures can’t do this cover justice. The lines are glossy black on black, revealed only as you angle the book. The strip of color is actually the next page, thick glossy paper with a jumble of objects on it, revealed because the front cover is smaller than the rest of the book.
6. The Inexplicables; Cherie Priest. Some covers capture the feel of a story perfectly.
7. Ironskin; Tina Connolly. Lovely and haunting… Simply looking at this cover made me want to read this book.
8. Kraken; China Miéville. There’s monsters beneath the surface. Beware.
9. Last Hero; Terry Pratchett. What happens when old heroes refuse to die? It isn’t pretty… but is hilarious.
10. The Peculiar; Stefan Bachmann. I love that little bird… doesn’t it make you wonder about the world it flies over?