When it comes to the art on a book cover, I’m all about being a snob. I know what I like and a pretty, shiny cover is one of these things. Of course, we all know this is subjective as we all like a different style. To kick off our working week of content, we’re going to look at some cover art, specifically, covers that feature unique textures, or as is the case today book covers with a silhouette – because, why not?EIGHT BOOK COVERS WITH COOL & SIMPLE SILHOUETTES IN THE DESIGN #DESIGN #BOOKDESIGN #BOOKCOVER #COVERART #BOOKART #TOPTENTUESDAY Click To Tweet
Really, in all honesty, I was going to go with books covers with a diamond on them because it’s April and the diamond is the April birthstone. Plus as I wrote this, I realized today was my aunt’s birthday. Then we shifted to shaping or geometric looks. All would have fit but I just couldn’t see enough of those on my shelf. So instead we shift to silhouettes, which covers multiple genres! I’m always fascinated by shapes and textures in graphic design and how it can work or how to use it. Probably why I play with graphics SO much. I found silhouettes also used some of these elements. AND anytime a list prompt offers an opportunity to pick the books based on their cover art, I’m here for it. Let’s get started and hope I picked a styling that is actually featured on books I own!
BOOK COVERS WITH SILHOUETTES IN THE DESIGN
1: DEADLY CURIOUS, CINDY ANTSEY
Just found and ordered this one on Book Outlet because the one book I read by Cindy was SO much fun that I’d love to read more. They’re typically historical YA fiction and I have read very little of that. But in addition to the genre, they are often likened to Jane Austen or Agatha Christie. Goodreads
2: PRIDE & PREJUDICE, JANE AUSTEN
These versions from HarperCollins (Thomas Nelson) of classic literature are super pretty! They have laser cute jackets that remove to uncover the most beautiful albeit plain (with just the titles stamped in gold) hardcovers, unusually in pretty jewel tones. Despite the fact that I don’t read this genre, I have purchased quite a few! Goodreads
3: COASTAL GUARDIANS (SERIES), DANI PETTREY
I remember when I first saw the cover reveal for Dani’s first book in this series, I was like… oh, my! It’s just so pretty with the elements of the water and movement, silhouette and EVERYTHING about it. I also think it’s very unique for the genre so I love that. Goodreads
4: JACKABY, WILLIAM RITTER
Had this one on the shelf for years. Let’s really not even talk about how long. Goodreads
5: THE LADYS MINE, FRANCINE RIVERS
Her newest release, I picked this one up and honestly, I’ve never read a novel by Rivers. However given how LONG this one is, it’s a bit intimidating. Should I still attempt it? Goodreads
6: SECONDS TO LIVE, SUSAN SLEEMAN
Never got around to read the rest of the novels in this series, but did like this one well enough. It’s a cybercriminal suspense novel featuring FBI agents and all that jazz. Goodreads
7: HELLO, GOODBYE AND EVERYTHING IN-BETWEEN, JENNIFER E. SMITH
Read this one quite some time ago and did enjoy it. It’s also been (or will be?) adapted as a film so I’ll confess, I’m feeling kind of proud that I’ve already read a novel before the film releases! It follows the high school couple who are the dream couple on the eve of their separate college bound lives – and the question of will they or won’t they make it. Most of Jennifer’s covers would fit in this but I used this one because I’ve read it. Goodreads
8: THE GIRL WHO COULD SEE, KARA SWANSON
Like Dani Pettrey’s novel (series), this is a unique concept. I like that it’s a silhouette, but also… more. It’s colorful and yet sleek but also really eye catching too. Goodreads
Your turn! What did you feature on your list this week? Anything fun? Silly? Pretty? Have you read any of these? Would you? Comment all your comments below!
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