Title/Cover Reads and Buys

Top Ten Tuesday was created by  The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. 

We’re going to do a lot of ignoring in this post, starting with the fact that this was last weeks topic? Yeah… let’s ignore that.

Fun fact– I don’t understand the concept of cover buys. I mean, yes I do, but I also overthink things a bit too much? Like… I don’t have the money to take a chance on a book that looks pretty unless its a coffee table type of book. Take my Winnie the Pooh book. No, I have not finished it… but damn isn’t it pretty?

^ this book is 100% a part of this list… even if I have yet to finish it and I am slowly realizing every character in the Winnie the Pooh-verse is an absolutely unlikable asshole?

Well, anyway I do have books that I buckled down and bought the very beautiful books… we know where I’m going with this– here’s my list.

Pride and Prejudice || Ignore the fact that I became infatuated after watching the 2005 version, but I have been stuck at 25% of the audiobook for years. But, I’d bought this edition because is was cloth and prettyyyy.

Bridge of Clay || Again, ignore the fact that I absolutely adore The Book Thief, the pastels? The abstract-ness of it?Ugh, I’m here for it.

Tyler Johnson was Here || Queer boys surrounded by flowers. That’s it.

Incendiary || Again, ignore my love for her Brooklyn Bujas series, this cover definitely grabs you. Where is she falling to? Why? even if the sequels cover isn’t my favorite, i’ll still buy it.


Sleeping Giants || If you own the physical copy as I do (as well as the audiobook but we’re not here for that) you open the dust jacket to find A HAND. I LOVE STUFF LIKE THAT.

The Mermaid || Fun fact, even though I’m not a horror fan Henry’s book tend to draw me in extensively through it’s covers alone?? Which is why she’s my most owned horror author?

Star Daughter || I won’t lie, this one was 50% cover and 50% premise. But, that cover? Brown girls at the center? Has a special place in my heart (and on my bookshelf).

Spinning Silver || I’m not a big Rumpelstiltskin fan and I don’t know too much of the lore, so a feminist take on it wasn’t really a big seller on me buying this copy… but blue is my fourth favorite color with silver being my first… and fierce women on covers is my thing… hmmmmm.

Edgar Allen Poe: the Complete Tales and Poems || Last but not least… if you didn’t have an Edgar Allen Poe phase in high school… you’re one of the lucky ones.

So…how susceptible are you to cover buys? What was your latest cover purchase? Have you read it yet? Was it good? Let me know in the comments below!

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