Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Illustrated Book Covers

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I’ve really been loving some of the cover art trends on recent releases so I knew when I heard about this Top Ten Tuesday I knew I needed to take aside the time to participate, even though it’s kind of a last minute thing. Anyway, for those of you who don’t know Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Anybody who wants to participate is encouraged to do so.





The Black Cathedral by Marcial Gala

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I recently checked this book out from the library even though I barely knew what it was about. I blame the allure of the cover art… I love how it looks like a colorful children’s drawing but it’s also more intricate than you initially notice.





The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches by Gaétan Soucy 

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I haven’t read this book but I like weird stuff and I understand this fits the bill. I don’t usually like this kind of art (I prefer a more realistic style) but for some reason I just love this picture.





Loteria by Mario Alberto Zambrano

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This whole book is gorgeous, I bought a copy on Amazon a few months ago. The artwork is simple but absolutely stunning at the same time.





Zenobia July by Lisa Bunker

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I really enjoyed this book and I think the cover art offers a outstanding representation of the main character.





The Shape of Water by Anne Spollen

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Another odd-looking one. I’m not sure what it’s about, but the cover art makes me want to go out and buy a physical copy of it in mint condition so I can look at it whenever I want.





My Eyes Are Black Holes by Logan Ryan Smith

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I remember being surprised by how amazing the cover artwork looks considering it’s a self-published book.





The Last Words of Madeleine Anderson by Helen Kitson

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I kind of wanted to get this book in print as opposed to on Kindle because of how pretty it was. I would have had to be prepared to throw away some money to get a physical copy vs. a Kindle download, though.





They Do The Same Things Different There by Robert Shearman

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I love this creepy-ass cover art with all my weirdo heart. I’m not a huge short story reader by this book makes me want to buy it ASAP and then read it to see if the contents are as disturbingly creative as the cover.





Lot by Bryan Washington

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I think the artist who worked on this cover deserves props for being creative and for being thematically true to the story (finding something to cling to among poverty and a life that seems essentially like a shitload of dead ends.)





The Book Without Words by Avi

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Both the layout of the text and the cover art are just beautiful, and even though it’s a kids’ book I bet it’s got a good chance of being worth reading.







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