Monday, June 13, 2011

10 Good Things on a Monday: Ten Fantastic Book Covers

10 Good Things on a Monday is a weekly feature  I am doing dedicated to every person's compulsive list-writing.  Every Monday we are going to make a list of 10 things that will cheer us up and help tide us over the whole week.

Here's how it works:
  1. Think of a particular group of good things you want to make a list on, does not necessarily have to be about books, e.g. your current book wish list, or your favorite book foods (you know, foods you love to eat while reading, if you're like me), or your favorite girly names, whatever you can think of, as long as it makes you feel good.
  2. If you have no ideas for a list, you can always visit my blog post to check out my theme for that week and you can take a cue from my list.
  3. Post your list on your blog, grab that cute ARGH button above and put it on your post too, so we'd know you're doing this meme.
  4. Leave the link for your post on my own 10 Good Things post for the week, if you see others doing it, comment too and let's share our good things with everybody.
  5. Everybody goes through the whole week happy!

My 10 Good Things for this weekTen Fantastic Book Covers
I know, I know, I have done this so many times now, but I just can't get enough of awesome cover art!  So for the nth time, a list of awesome book covers:

1.  Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon.  I really do not understand what I like about this cover, but I do.  I love the overall concept.  That's all I can say.

2.  The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood.  I mostly see the other cover where the woman wears black, but this looks way, way better.  The color and the design are more minimalist and it's really pleasing to the eye.

3.  Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss.  I love drawings, and I love bright colors, and this is totally eye-catching for me.  I could stare at this for hours!

4.  Entwined by Heather Dixon.  This retelling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses does not only promise a beautiful story, but also boasts a beautiful cover.  I love the gown!

5.  Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde.  This is by far the best cover for this book, in my opinion.  I like how the colors were reduced to a minimum, and the picture really reflects the story.

6.  Forgotten by Cat Patrick.  Exquisite!

7.  Epileptic by David B.  I haven't heard of this book before, but if I were to just judge according to its cover, this is probably a bestseller!

8.  Eeeee Eee Eeee by Tao Lin.  The title itself is interesting, what more the cover?

9.  That Salty Air by Tim Sievert.  A very beautiful illustration.  Apart from being as stunning book cover, this could also be a really beautiful mural.

10.  Monoculture:  How One Story is Changing Everything by F.S. Michaels.  Bright and colorful.  ARGH would approve.

Don't you just agree with me that these look fabulous?  I can look at them for hours!

So tell me, what are your Good Things?


  1. I do not have a list, but I want to tell you that both the cover and title of Eeeee Eee Eeee give me great joy. ;D

    Happy Monday!

  2. Mine's up!

  3. Jasper Fforde's book covers are always interesting - they complement his books very well.

  4. Hi!
    I've posted my list at my place. This is my first time joining you. Love all your book covers. Have a great day!

    Just Books

  5. The cover for 'Forgotten' by Cat Patrick is totally different to the one we have here in the UK, and although I like your one, I think I prefer ours. :P

    I like the cover of Monoculture very snazzy and bright.

    I've done the same for my Monday.

  6. Great list. You're right - you can never get enough of cover art! I love Dr Seuss!

  7. I don't have a list, but that sounds like a great list. I have heard of Forgotten and Entwined. I haven't heard of the rest, but I love the cover of Entwined.

  8. love the ENTWINED cover... gorgeous! :) here's my list!


  9. I love the covers of Entwined and Forgotten! Plus how could you go wrong with Dr. Seuss? Great picks!

  10. I do love these covers! I think what makes many of them my favorites are how intriguing they are! I hope to do a book cover Ten things soon! I talk about food way too much.


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