hiatus (until August 15). Until then, we’ve been invited to put together our
own topics from their backlist or imagine our own. Today I’m joining the effort
with some book talk about, well, more books because as book worms, this is a
sacred kind of duty.
One of Finding Wonderland’s favorite topics of
discussion is cover art. I’m a self-diagnosed cover snob, and I admit this. Frequently. But what about those
taglines? Taglines are something that seem hit or miss as part of a book’s
design. More often than not, I discovered most novels don’t sport a tagline.
What are your thoughts on the lack of or use of them?
downright fierce. As I thought
through possible subjects in my mind, I kept a cycle working (which revolved
almost like a touch screen as I’d swipe one right after the other) through my
mind wondering what I could feature. While I’m always glad to talk about
favorite cover art or authors, I also look for opportunities to talk about
books I might not ordinarily feature. For whatever reason.
interesting… fierce… or eye-catching taglines.
“Six dangerous criminals. One impossible heist.”
of Crows by Leigh Bardugo | This is a series I’ve woefully neglected for no
good reason. It sounds like my kind of read, and that tagline suggests there’s
going to be some villainous protagonists turned good(?). Amazon | Goodreads
“What if the person you need the most is someone you’ve never
sound super cute (have you read it?), but the tagline is also heart-meltingly
simple yet effective. Amazon | Goodreads
“You’ve Never Seen Watson and Holmes like this before.”
A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro | As I’m a bit of a Sherlock nerd (love Elementary and Sherlock), the idea that this series presents its reader with a “new”
Watson and Holmes is an attractive and fun notion. Amazon | Goodreads
“Two Siblings, one crown. A battle neither can win.”
Eden by Joelle Charbonneau | To be honest, I know very little about this novel.
Here’s what I do know. Its tagline is crazy
good, the cover is all sleek and modern sophistication (I mean, really, is
there a more tres chic combo than black and white?) and I almost bought a copy
while out and about at the bookstore(s) yesterday. Amazon | Goodreads
“Love lives between the lines.”
a “biting” tagline in the same way as some of these other ones are, but really,
how cute is it! Plus, this novel is a contemporary story that promises plenty
of nods to we bookworms (a bookshop + letter writing is involved *Swoon*) Amazon | Goodreads
“Sometimes history gets it wrong… it’s not easy being queen. Off with her head! ”
Ashton and Jodi Meadows | Ok, so technically, this isn’t a “tagline” so much as it is “saucy”
quips releasing to the story… but I saw this one on my shelf, and simply couldn’t
help myself. It’s simply too brilliant. Amazon | Goodreads
“A dark past. A glittering future, and the world between
is gorgeous (look at all the scrolls, top hat and parasol, plus gold filigree),
this tagline works so well. It makes us pause and wonder, “But what stands between them?” Plus, this
one is a re-telling of the Dicken’s classic Oliver
Twist. Amazon | Goodreads
“Who we are is written in the stars.”
Gave Us by Emery Lord | Swoony and glittery and simply perfect for the story
awaiting the reader (or that’s my impression as I’ve yet to read the book).
Amazon | Goodreads
“He killed me. He killed me not. He killed me.”
Nemesis by Brandon Reichs | Um, does the reason this one is on the list really
need any explanation? *shakes head* Yeah, I don’t think so either. Who killed you???? Or is it who didn’t kill you? (Aside from this, again, I know nothing about this book.) Amazon | Goodreads
“A Beauty deadlier than the Beast.”
Meagan Spooner | The intrigue level goes through the roof on this one. I mean, really, when have we met a Beauty deadlier than the Beast?? Amazon |
edition. What did you feature this week for another week of “hiatus Top Ten
Tuesday”? What suggestions do you have for future hiatus weeks? Comment down
beloved with all those Top Ten Tuesday links (I’d be glad to visit), bookish –
or non-bookish, thoughts! I’d love to chat with you.