Book covers can make or break a book and if you are like me, who totally judges a book by its cover, that sentiment is completely valid. The Top Ten Tuesday theme of the week is all about the business. Here are the things I loathe/love about book covers (sorry for the horrible photos, not my finest work):
[Disclaimer: I have not read all of the books I featured here. This is purely aesthetics! Also, these are only my opinions and I respect whoever you are, if you like these covers. These are just my thoughts.]
1) Shirtless Dudes Covers...
I don't like these because they make the books cheap and also it makes me self conscious about my own body (yes, guys have physical issues too).
A really awkward cover for guys to read in public. Some of these doesn't even make any sense. *coughs Shatter Me's original cover*
3) TV/Movie-Tie In Covers...
I am not the biggest fans of TV/movie-tie in covers because most of them are kinda cheesy. I do have some personal exceptions to this (i.e. Pretty Little Liars, Vampire Academy and If I Stay).
4) Boring Covers...
This is prevalent in the Non-Fiction/How-To genre. Covers like these just pisses me off because it doesn't even have any sense of creativity to it.
These are just ugh...
1) Illustrated Covers
I am a HUGE fan of books involving illustrations of any sorts. I particularly am fond of quirky caricatures and epic artwork, like those above.
2) Artsy Photo Cover
I am a sucker of beautiful photography and edited photos, so when I see covers like the ones above, I just want them.
3) Simply Sophisticated Covers...
I really love covers that are sort of minimalist but done in a tasteful way.
4) Interesting Typography Covers...
Books that feature wonderful typography makes me so happy!
5) Close Up of Objects Covers...
This is a really tricky cover but if it is done right, like the ones above, I am satisfied with it.
There you have my Top Ten Loathed and Loved Book Cover styles.
What's on your Top Ten List this Tuesday?