Top Ten Tuesday {23}

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. The feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists over at The Broke and the Bookish. They'd love to share their lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

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Top Ten Books Whose Titles Or Covers Made Me Buy Them:

1. Wither by Lauren DeStefano - Granted, this one is gorgeous on a zillion different levels, but it's almost art, too, which is fabulous. Plus, I actually enjoyed the book.

2. Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer - The colours and the moon on this cover sold me in a second when I first started blogging. I loved how each book of the series looked dark and haunting with an enormous moon looming overhead.

3. Here Lies Bridget by Paige Harbison - I adore this cover, and the colours in general, but I didn't love the book, unfortunately. It was certainly enough to make me crave the book though!

4. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan - I bought this one because of the title and because of the fact that it's based on Greek mythology. It was a great buy because I'm obsessed with the series.

5. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling - This honestly goes without saying, but what good is a list without Harry? Any book with Harry in the title is an automatic win for me, as cheesy as that may be.

6. Paranormalcy by Kiersten White - Sue me, but I don't particularly love the cover of these ones. I do, however, love the title of this one, and that had me sold from the start.

7. Leaving Paradise by Simone Elkeles - Some books capture you with gorgeous, intricate covers. Others capture you because they're stark, bare and haunting. This one had me because of that.

8. The Water Wars by Cameron Stracher - This is truly one of the most stunning covers I've ever seen. I bought the book for that reason alone. I didn't love the book, but the cover is gold.

9. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin - I had an ARC of this one, but I bough a hardcover, as well, because I needed two times the pretty on my shelf. I also won an art print of the cover, which I cannot wait to hang in all its glory.

10. I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore - I bought this because of the title - not because of the cover, though I don't mind the cover too much. It's a striking title, and it stands apart.


  1. Wither's cover is definitely super gorgeous! As for Percy Jackson, I'm obsessed with that series too! Fantastic list.

    My Top Ten :)

  2. Oh yah Water Wars does have an amazing gripping cover that's SO hard to look away from. Great choice.

  3. You have an art print of the Mara Dyer cover? Jealous. That is such a beautiful picture - even if it wasn't on the cover of a book, it stands as a wonderful image in its own right.

  4. The unbecoming of mara dyer definitely! I haven't read it yet, but I like the cover.

  5. OH WITHER! Love this book! Great list! I brought Mara Dyer! WOOHOO!

  6. "Harry Potter" in the title definitely makes it a must-read...and love the cover for The Water Wars, it's so striking!

  7. I am Number Four certainly has a cover that rocks, Wither as well. I also love the cover of Hourglass, though I still haven't been able to get a copy! Great list, Melissa :)

  8. Yep, yep! I nodded while reading this whole post! Haha. I especially agree with you on The Water Wars--I really disliked the actual book, but the cover is stunning!

  9. The Harry Potter books had such great covers!

  10. I love having Wither, cos the cover is so pretty :D

  11. This is a great list.
    I hadn't thought of the Last Survivors series covers, but they are pretty awesome. And I too LOVE The Water Wars.

    Great, great list.

    ~Asheley @ Into the Hall of Books

  12. SO many awesome books on here! I'm with you on Harry Potter and The Water Wars. I'm surprised that you didn't like Paranormalcy.

  13. I loved the Percy Jackson series and the covers were really cool. And it goes without saying that Harry Potter's illustrated covers are lovely as well :)

  14. Thanks so much Melissa! That is so nice of you. I love your blog too. Don't go a day without reading it.

    I hope I get the chance to meet you and Jenny at BEA next year.
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