Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Book Cover Revelations

I love reading. That much should be obvious. The way the words flow on the page and dance on my tongue is magical. It really is. It's like mind-reading, but there's no negative repercussions of witnessing someone's innermost thoughts. Because they're giving away their thoughts for free. Now there's a potential idea for a book.

But I think today I'll focus on not the content, but the covers itself. Shocking, I know. There's the well-known cliche, "Don't judge a book by its cover". Well, there's not going to be any judgment on this blog, especially because I need to google 'judgment' every time I use it in a sentence to make sure I'm spelling it correctly. There's only going to be sheer admiration for the beauty of words and the images that are associated with it.

No, not all of them are Young Adult novels. Actually, I don't think any of them are classified as Young Adult, but that's OK, because we're in a judgment-free zone (thanks, google). There'll probably be another post about Books with Fantastic Cover images with an emphasis on Young Adult books, but for right now it is what it is.

What are some of your favorite book covers?

A collection of top 10 Book Covers in no particular order:

1. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald

2. The Opposite House by Helen Oyeyemi

3. Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner

4. American Nerd by Benjamin Nugent

5. The Girl Who Ate Kalamazoo by Darrin Doyle

6. Brief Interviews with Hideous Men by David Foster Wallace

6. The Naked Pint - An Unadulterated Guide to Craft Beer

7. South of the Border, West of the Sun by Haruki Murakami

8. Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer

9. The Language of Things - Understanding the World of Desirable Objects by Devan Sudjic 

10. The Last Days of Publishing by Tom Engelhardt

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