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May 6: Top Ten Book Covers I’d Frame As Pieces of Art
1. City and the City; China Miéville. A simple, but thought-provoking design.
2. Firebird; Mercedes Lackey. There’s something sad about the expression on her face, but she’s still beautiful and strange.
3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban; J.K. Rowling. All of these new covers are gorgeous, but I think this one is one of my favorites–ghostly, represents the conflict well.
4. Moth and Spark; Anne Leonard. A little dark, but interestingly symbolic. And fire is fun.
5. Penguin Classic Threads. These covers are embroidered. How cool is that?
6. Penguin Drop Caps. Any of these books are simple and bright–and they’d be especially nifty spelling out a word on your wall.
7. Tapestry of Fortunes; Elizabeth Berg. A flower, tea cup, and a butterfly–a serene, gorgeous work of art.
8. Troika; Adam Pelzman. Swirls, a subdued shiny silver on white pattern, and pops of red. Lovely.
9. The Vanishing of Katharina Linden; Helen Grant. I love the outline of this, and all the curlicues in the text.
10. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle; Haruki Murakami. A beautifully painted bird, in sunrise colors.