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Covers I Love: 7 Books on my TBR

I am a stickler when it comes to covers. I get so upset when a good book has a crappy cover. And don’t even get me started on covers that have photographs of people on them. I HATE them, and they almost always become an instant will-not-read for me. Here are some of my favorite covers of the books that I have on my to-read list!

1. The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley

the watchmaker of filigree street

2. The Bedlam Stacks by Natasha Pulley

Yes, I recognize I’m choosing two books from the same author. And they’re sort of sequels. BUT YOU KNOW WHAT? They’re different enough that— you know? Why am I explaining myself? This is my blog post and I do what I want.

3. The Graces by Laure Eve

the graces laure eve

I know this one has gotten some mixed reviews, but a) its cover is gorgeous, and b) it’s about witches so…

4. Retribution Rails by Erin Bowman

retribution rails erin bowman

5. A Man Called Ove by Frederick Backman

a man called ove frederick backman

Ladies and gentlemen, this is how you do people on the cover of a book. An illustration, okay? Also, a cat will always improve a cover immensely.

6. Aftercare Instructions by Bonnie Pipkin

aftercare instructions bonnie pipkin

7. A Closed and Common Orbit  by Becky Chambers

BONUS ROUND
Here’s a cover on my TBR that I completely hate. BUT, I’ve heard the book is fantastic, so I’m reading it anyway (le sigh).

The Winter King by C.L. Wilson

the winter king cl wilson

Tell me this is not the cheesiest cover you’ve ever seen in your entire life?


What are some of your favorite covers? What kinds of covers do you hate/love?

This prompt was used from “Top Ten Tuesday,” a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

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  1. The cover of Aftercare Instructions is GORGEOUS. I love simple covers that focus on typography and blocks of color rather than using a lot of flashy graphics. I’ll definitely have to check that one out! <3

    1. Yes, me too! I really like this cover! For sure check it out – I think it’ll be released in August, but it’s available on NetGalley right now!

  2. I see some seriously gorgeous choices here!! Don’t get me started on models on cover… I hate them!! I have just but a few exceptions. And all of those NA covers?¿? I didn’t know that was a theme but… even if the book is good! I would exhale, cringe and get as far away from it as possible just in case it contains some kind of virus… 😂😂😂

    1. Oh mother. Also it’s called the Winter KING. And I love hope he’s a least rich, we’ll see when I read it!

    1. It’s not a recent book, lol. ……. wait, after I type that I went and checked Goodreads to see how long ago it was published so I could tell you… and it was 2014! OMG it IS a relatively recent book, LOL. So much awful packed into one RECENT book cover XD