Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Haven't Read Yet, But Want To Because Of Their Covers

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly linkup of book bloggers hosted by The Broke and The BookishSince I talked about my favorite covers of books I've read fairly recently, I decided to take a slightly different tack and look at books on my TBR with especially intriguing cover art! So here are ten of my favorite book covers from my upcoming reads.



The Sense of an Ending: There's something very evocative about the image of dandelion seeds blowing.

In the Woods: I've heard this is actually the weakest of Tana French's Dublin Murder Squad series, but the cover art creates a foreboding, spooky mood on sight.

Stiff: This I just find delightfully clever, using the toe tag as a place for the title of the book

Boy, Snow, Bird: That image of the snake winding among greenery is a subtle biblical allusion and is eye-catching besides.

Life After Life: The simple image of a double sided rose is striking and intriguing.

The Luminaries: I love the way this cover moves through the phases of the moon.

The Goldfinch: The little 3D-esque effect, with the painting being "revealed", is neat and I'm super excited about getting around to reading this after all the praise.

Wild: The dirty, crusty, broken boot speaks to the central hiking/breakdown and self-discovery narrative of this memoir.

The Vacationers: The vivid aqua of this cover is unusual and it creates a sense of intrigue about what will happen to those floating people.

Dear Thief: The broken face of the bust, combined with the title, immediately makes me ask a bunch of questions, which makes me want to read the book.

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  1. Do you own these enticing covers or are they on your wish list?

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    1. All of these ones I actually do own!

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  2. Isn't the Stiff cover awesome?! I listened to that on audio. Also - I didn't love The Vacationers...I thought the cover was a little misleading :)

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    1. That cover first caught my eye alllllll the way back when the book came out, and it'll still be another couple months before I actually get to reading it, I think. And that's interesting re The Vacationers...I'll have to see if I think the same once I've read it!

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  3. I highly recommend Goldfinch. It was the best book I read last year, and probably now in my top five of all time. I also just read Wild and In the Woods and enjoyed them both. I'm now powering through Tana French's whole series. (Btw, I have the second and third books of the series if you would like them). Wild the book was even better than the movie. I want to read Boy, Snow, Bird, although I read her Mr Fox book and found it to be just ok.

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    1. I loved Tartt's The Secret History, but couldn't get into The Little Friend. But I've heard so many raves about The Goldfinch, so I'm excited. I've heard such good things about Tana French's series as a whole that I grabbed copies of them when I found them secondhand. I never saw the Wild movie, and I'm interested in what I think of it...privileged people going on voyages of self-discovery can get a little hit or miss for me. When I read Oyeyemi's short stories recently for book club, I found that I really wanted a full novel's worth of her work, and I'm interested to see if I feel the same after reading one of her novels, or whether I think the shorter length is better!

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  4. Wild is on my shelf already, but not read. Goldfinch looks good and the cover for The Vacationers.

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    1. I hope we both like Wild when we get around to it!

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