Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Top Ten Tuesday (#13): Covers I'd Frame As Pieces of Art


Top Ten Tuesday this week is about 

Covers I'd Frame as Pieces of Art 



1. The Great Gatsby by Francis Scott Fitzgerald. 

One day I will have this poster!! I love the vintage look and the dominating blue face which a bit scary and eerie at the same time. I love the book and the most recent movie adaptation, so I think it's about time for me to talk myself around it, and just buy the thing! 





2. The Republic of Thieves (Gentleman Bastard, #3) by Scott Lynch. 

You probably can't see very clearly what sort of details are in this cover, but they are magnificent! I love the renaissance feeling the masks and costumes bring, but also how these two people still are alert and ready for some mischief. 




3. Requiem (Delirium, #3) by Lauren Oliver. 

Without the title and the other text, I find this cover so beautiful - the pretty pink and violet lush sky with the contrast to soft green ground. The girl sitting on the stump makes you feel a bit sad but the surroundings convey a message of hope. So pretty! 




4. Ink (Paper Gods, #1) by Amanda Sun. 

I have a thing for watercolour paintings and I found this piece of art just absolutely stunning. I love the light and soft overall appearance, but also the use of negative space. Ink has one to be one my favourite covers ever! The book two of the series, Rain, also has a really pretty cover, but I prefer this one. I wonder if I COULD make a poster out of this.. 




5. Tender is the Night by Francis Scott Fitzgerald. 

Yes, another book by Fitzgerald, but Alma Books published new editions of his most pronounced novels in 2012, and I found this cover just so pretty. I still go look at it in the bookstore, even though I own a copy of it already. I love the couple is embracing each other under the fireworks. 




6. The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Lesley Walton.

I know this cover is a bit hipster with the feather, but I absolutely adore it! Gold and blue go perfectly hand in hand, and the airy font just completes the whole thing. I haven't read this book yet, but based on what I've heard, the cover definitely compliments the magical realism story inside. 




7. Tsarina by J. Nelle Patrick. 

Another book that I haven't read yet, but my eyes right away liked what they saw when I first came across with this cover. It oozes Russian culture from the early 20th century with the blood orange (or red which ever you prefer) and the young woman with he beautiful hairdo, dress and the music box (?) she is holding. It's in a way a bit vintage which I really like and which essentially pulls me to it. 



8. Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1) by Beth Revis. 

Once again, if  all the text was taken away, I would resort to methods that would guarantee the poster to be mine. I love space and universe, and I simply adore the pictures of different stars and planets with enhanced colours. This particular picture has incredible colour scheme and I like how (I assume) Amy and Elder are facing each other. Very, very impressive cover.



9. Siege and Storm (The Grisha, #2) by Leigh Bardugo. 

I adore the depiction of Russian domes on this cover. Pretty simple with different shades of grey and red, but it works so well. Swooon! 

10. The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Curse, #1) by Marie Rutkoski.

I don't usually like covers which have an actual human being on them (not drawn, but actual photo), but the cover just strikes as so pretty. I love the big dress, and the worried look the girl is having while holding the letter R. I'm so lucky to have this exact copy of it at home with me. I like this cover better, which has a bit of  blue on the floorboards, instead of them being all black.



Do you like these covers as well? Or not? Let me know what you think!


18 comments:

  1. I like the blue floors on The Winners Curse better too. I'm hoping that's the copy I'll end up with. I also really love the cover for The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender and I totally agree Across The Universe would be a gorgeous poster without the writing on it. Great list :)

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    1. Yeah, the blue floors give a nice contrast to the pink dress. :) Hopefully you'll get the same copy as well! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I love number 5. Number 6 is on my list too.

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

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    1. There's nothing as great as beautiful book covers, right? :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Great picks! I love the look of Revis' books, gorgeous! And same for Bardugo, but I haven't read these yet. Still have to. I only used the books I read so far. I had a hard time picking as it was! :D

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    1. Haha, I had pretty many options as well, but I wanted to go for some books that I haven't read yet. :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Ooh I love Ink's cover! I chose it for my list too. I have this edition in paperback and it's absolutely beautiful! And the covers for Across the Universe and Requiem are so pretty, too. I love your list :)

    My TTT

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    1. Ink's cover is gorgeous! I don't think I'll ever get over it. :D Haha, I tend to like covers which are a bit on the sensitive side as you probably noticed. :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. The Winner's Curse is on my TTT as well! It's just as you described it, though I have the other version where the dress is more red and the background is black. Here's my TTT:Symphony of Words

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    1. TWC's cover is pretty awesome. I don't think the computer screen gives much justice - it's way prettier in real life. :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. The Great Gatsby is an awesome choice, and The Republic of Thieves would look good framed too.

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    1. I really like them as well. I need to have at least one of these as a poster on my wall. :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. I actually have a poster of The Great Gatsby cover in my room back home. That Across the Universe cover is gorgeous.

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    1. Ohh, so jealous! I want one too. :) I know that I could get one of those from our local bookstore, but they are pretty expensive. :( Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Beautiful covers. I love Across the Universe - bought this book just for the cover!

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    1. Haha, that's a good reason as any to buy a book! ;) I really like to own it as well. :) Thanks for stopping by!

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