Although we’ve been told ‘Don’t judge a book by its cover’ countless times, we all do it anyway. Why would you buy an old, battered book in the place of one with a shiny, appealing cover? (Unless, of course, you were looking for that old battered title in particular.)
Here are some of my favourites! (In no particular order)
Tiger Lily – Jodi Lynn Anderson
I just love this one, the picture, the font, everything about it. Also the caption at the top really makes this book for me!
Briar Rose – Jana Oliver
Okay, so I mainly love this one for the beautiful font. and the forest background. The sleeping girl freaks me out a bit to be totally honest.
Ash – Malinda Lo
Again, the font, but also the whole forest thing. I seem to have a type here, don’t I?
The Novice/The Inquisition – Taran Matharu
At first I actually thought this was something to do with the Throne of Glass series, but apparently not. How many weapons does this guy need? (The books are fantastic btw – or at least the first one is, I haven’t actually got around to reading the second yet!)
I’ll Give You The Sun – Jandy Nelson
Not my usual type, I’ll admit, but it certainly brightens up my shelf. Also the inside has the sketchy look of a art book, which is one of my favourite things.
Rebel of the Sands – Alwyn Hamilton
Just look at this beauty. The colours, the mystery. All gorgeous.
The Raven King – Maggie Stiefvater
It reminds me of Harry Potter’s patronus. Also, I don’t remember a stag in the book, but it looks majestic enough, so I’ll leave it here.
Ballet Shoes – Noel Streatfield
One of my favourite books of all time. I can’t actually pick a favourite cover, and yes, that is a real ribbon around the first one.
So, there’s a little look around some of the pretty books on my shelf! Let me know in the comments what your favourite is!