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6 May 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Book Covers I'd Frame As Pieces of Art

'Top Ten Tuesday' is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. I love making lists, so this feature fits me perfectly! If you also take part in this feature or have any additions to my lists, please get in touch; I'd love to hear from you!
 
 
Top Ten Book Covers I'd Frame As Pieces of Art 
 
So, this week's Top Ten Tuesday is a really fun one! I know people always say you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but a cover definitely plays a very important role when picking out a book to read. Or am I the only one who can be persuaded by the cover of a book? If a book has a gorgeous cover or a cover that manages to attract my attention straight away, there's a big chance I'll end up reading it. Over the years, there have definitely been a lot of covers I've fallen in love with and I look forward to sharing my top 10 favourites with you today!
 


1. Sarra Manning - 'It Felt Like a Kiss'


I fell in love with the cover of Sarra Manning's novel 'It Felt Like a Kiss' the second I saw it and every time I look at it I fall in love with it a little bit more! I honestly adore everything about it: the pink and blue colours, the romance of the couple holding hands, the London skyline in the background... It's just perfect!
 


2. Jane Austen - Collection of Seven Novels

 

As a big Jane Austen fan I immediately knew I needed to add this particular item to my Austen collection as soon as I saw it; without a doubt one of the prettiest Austen covers I've ever seen. I was lucky enough to get it as a gift from my lovely sister and it's even more gorgeous in real life. 



3. Nicholas Sparks - 'A Walk to Remember'


 I love the colours of Autumn and this cover of Nicholas Sparks' novel 'A Walk To Remember' really manages to catch that Autumn feeling. It's a really pretty image and even though it might at first glance not look like anything special, I think it's simply gorgeous.



4. J.M. Barrie - 'Peter Pan'


 Ever since I was a little girl I've loved the story of Peter Pan and I always wanted to be like Wendy. Just the idea of flying through the air to another world, 'second star to the right and straight on till morning', is a magical feeling and this book cover manages to capture that thought perfectly. 



5. Neil Gaiman - 'Stardust'


Anoter pretty, not too complicated, cover with a couple of trees. I love the way the sunlight appears to be like stardust, the title of the novel, and how this gives the image something magical, like something amazing might be hidden behind these trees.
 


6. L. Frank Baum - 'The Wizard of Oz'
 

I'm a sucker for cute things and I love this incredibly cute cartoonish book cover for L. Frank Baum's 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz', one of my favourite children's stories.



7. Jane Sanderson - 'Ravenscliffe'
 

I'm a big fan of gorgeous country houses like you can find a lot in the UK, which is why I also love the cover of Jane Sanderson's 'Ravenscliffe.' Pretty colours, lovely country house in the background, the way the gate decorated with flowers is seen from up close... Love it!



8. Louisa May Alcott - 'Little Women'


Penguin has a whole series of classic tales with embroidered book covers. I really like this 'Little Women' one because it has lots of bright and lovely colours and the cover seems to tell a story with all these small images and quotes from the book. I think this would look great on my wall!
 


9. Ali Harris - 'The First Last Kiss'

Another chick lit cover which is just simply breathtaking. The colours, the lanterns, the couple holding each other, the font... Amazing!



10. P.L. Travers - 'Mary Poppins'
And last but not least, a really pretty cover of another one of my all-time favourites, 'Mary Poppins.' I love the colour combination of the red, blue, black and white and I think this would look brilliant as a poster in my appartment.

Which book covers are you in love with? I'd love to hear about your personal favourites!

18 comments:

  1. I love the Peter Pan cover. Beautiful!

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    1. It's stunning, right? Thanks for stopping by, Sue! :)

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  2. I love the covers for Wonderful Wizard of Oz and Little Women! They are beautiful :) Great picks!

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    1. Thanks, Keeley, and thank you for taking the time to have a look and leave a reply, really appreciate it!

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  3. Ooh so pretty! I especially like It Felt Like a Kiss, Peter Pan, The Wizard of Oz, Little Women and Mary Poppins!

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    1. Seems like we've got the same taste in covers, Ebony! :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Ohh I've never seen that Peter Pan cover - love it!

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    1. I know! I stumbled upon it on the Internet quite some time ago and immediately saved it to my computer, so pretty! Thanks, Annabel! :)

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  5. Oh I will never stop loving Peter Pan covers! I'm definitely guilty of judging books by their covers...I think it's almost a HUGE part of books these days. Cover love. Eep! I love that edition of Mary Poppins, too.
    My TTT!

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    1. *raises hand* Guilty as well, I can't help it! A pretty cover can do so much for a book! Thanks so much for leaving a comment, Cait! :)

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  6. I love that copy of Jane Austen's works. Even though I already own a bunch I want that book.

    http://jazminjade.wordpress.com/2014/05/06/top-ten-tuesday-book-cover-art/

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    1. It's gorgeous, isn't it? A must-have for Austen fans! :)

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  7. Great list! I'd never seen that cover of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. LOVE it! I would totally frame that. I also really like that cover of Peter Pan. I own about six different editions of that book because I can't resist buying one that I think is gorgeous. :)

    My TTT!

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    1. The cover for 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz' is so cute, I'd definitely put it up on my wall as well! Wow, I'd love to see the covers of the Peter Pan versions you've got, there are so many great ones out there!

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  8. I've never seen that cover of Little Women! That was definitely my favorite from your list -- but they were all gorgeous -- how could I forget Neil Gaiman!?? (Glad you employed the pre-film cover .. . not a fan of those myself, though I didn't mind the film adaptation of Stardust TOO much!)

    Thanks for a great list!

    Sam @ Mad But Magic

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    1. I know, the pre-film cover of 'Stardust' is the most stunning one, if you ask me! And the 'Little Women' cover is so fun and pretty at the same time, I love it. Thanks for stopping by, Sam!

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  9. Great covers! I love Peter Pan and that cover is sooo nice. The First Last Kiss has such a wonderful cover, I love it. Nice picks :) Here's my TTT.

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    1. Thanks so much! So many great covers out there, it was difficult to pick just 10!

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