Hey there, happy readers! Finding Wonderland did take a week off from Top Ten Tuesday, but we’re back with a new topic submission from a fellow blogger. This week it’s all about a favorite subject with ‘Top Ten Tuesday Cover Redesigns.’
That Artsy Reader Girl | August 6: Cover Redesigns I Loved/Hated (submitted by Rachelle @ Shell’s Stories)
Of course, cover art and cover concepts is something I’m always up for discussing! It’s one of my favorite topics in the bookworm-ing world and I do consider myself quite the cover snob. The cover art is the “first impression” of any book, so while subjective, if it doesn’t capture our eye, it’s probably not going to tempt a would-be reader to read what the book is about. Of course there are exceptions to this rule, but I’d guess most of us like our book covers to be as pretty as the story inside.
Today’s subject is really unique in that it asks us to feature cover redesigns. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, there are lots of these out there. Let’s take a look at ten of them.
Top Ten Tuesday Cover Redesigns: August 6
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1, 2, and 3: 9 Days and 9 Nights / 99 Days / Top Ten, all authored by Katie Cotugno | Like a few others on this list, I didn’t know that so many of Katie’s books have been re-covered. I did know How to Love (which I don’t feature) was, but I wasn’t aware so many of her others were. I’ll confess, I have conflicting feelings about 9 Days and 9 Nights and Top Ten. I really like the original Polaroid, clean white line vibes. But the redesigns are also fun with their colorful “sketched” appearance. Katie Catugno on Goodreads (Amazon links in titles.)
4: The Luxe by Anna Godbersen | Never did read these, but given the era they’re set in, they do intrigue me. Have you read any of Anna’s novels… and which cover is your favorite? I’m not sold on the new ones, but do appreciate how much more relevant they are to today’s trends. Amazon | Goodreads
6: A Sparkle of Silver by Liz Johnson | Though I do appreciate why this change came about (the original seemed too close to appearing as if it’s historical fiction), I must say, I’m still partial to it. It’s just so pretty! Amazon | Goodreads
9: Delirium by Lauren Oliver | A popular author I’ve never read anything by. Unless you count making it one-fourth (or was it half?) of Before I Fall. But I do like this restructure! It just works. Amazon | Goodreads
10: My Stubborn Heart by Becky Wade | Arriving in stores this November, Becky’s debut novel is getting some new color. Makes me wish I’d re-read this one since it was this novel that made me fall in love again with the genre – and one of the first I reviewed from a publishing house, too! Ah, nostalgia! Amazon | Goodreads
*no Top Ten Tuesday video this week; channel linked above
Do you have any favorite (or not-so-favorite!) cover re-design? What are your thoughts on the controversial bookworm topic? Tell me when you think it needs to be done, and why! If you joined Top Ten Tuesday – or have a blog, please introduce yourself below. I’d be glad to visit your bookish spaces, too.Today we talk 'Top Ten Tuesday Cover Redesigns.' What are some of your favorite redesigned book covers? See the Unique Redesigns I (Mostly) Love! | #TopTenTuesday Click To Tweet
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