Top Ten Tuesday: Books I would give different covers to and why

If you’re new to my blog,  welcome to Top Ten Tuesday. It’s held over at That Artsy Reader Girl, where every week bloggers list their top 10 being asked about.  This week’s topic is actually supposed to be about books I would like to give different titles to, but I suck at titles. It took me MONTHS to decide on a blog title, and titles for posts are a different kind of agony. So I went with covers.

The Wrong Girl: I get the use of a girl on the cover, but yeah, I suppose the looming trees were supposed to suggest wrongness? I don’t know. The book wasn’t very good, so the cover is the cherry on top.

The Little Paris Bookshop: I get the use of the Eiffel Tower, but it’s about a bookshop and I am fairly certain you could show the location without resorting to the Tower.

Here’s a pair that makes you wonder about some cover designers: The Heart Keeper versus Pretty Revenge. Given that I recommended them within weeks of each other in #5Books posts, I thought for a moment I had recommended the same book twice over. But no, two different books. I think the cover fits both, but I think for me, it fits Pretty Revenge more.

People Who Knew Me: This cover tells me nothing. That’s it. No wait, the book sucked and I still remember the MC as one of the most horrible characters I’ve ever read about, so there’s that. Credit to the author for trying to redeem the MC, but man, it did not work.

Redemption Road: This is bad. It tells me nothing, and it’s a very literary cover, which I usually just go by and don’t even bother with. I don’t know why I stopped for this one, but Ultimately I am glad I did.

Wangs vs the World: again, it tells me nothing.

738 Days: I get the idea of a young woman looking into the distance given the blurb, but should she be wearing those oversized sunglasses and looking like a surfer chick? I am not a fan of faces on a book, but if you have one, let it fit.

That’s all I have for now. We all know there are TONS of covers out there that suck. I guess the ones that annoy me the most are the ones that have the most mundane of images that tell me nothing, or others that are indicative of a certain style that is popular.

What do you think of these covers?



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