Top 10 of 2015 | Best Book Covers of 2015

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It’s day 2 of Top 10 of 2015! I’m really excited about this topic because, HELLO! BOOK COVER LOVE! There were so many gorgeous covers from books this year. But, I’m going to be honest here: the books that I read this year that released in 2015 didn’t have that amazing covers. But there were some BEYOND GORGEOUS ones that I just haven’t gotten around to reading yet. So, here are my top five covers from the 2015 releases I read.

Favorite Book Covers from My 2015 Reads AND Releases

 

xo

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Top [Five] Cover Trends I LIKE and [Five] I DISLIKE

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.

Cover Trends I LIKE and DISLIKE

Yay for more design themed posts!

Five Trends I LIKE:

 

1. Girls in pretty dresses. Covers with girls in pretty dresses are all over YA books, BUT I love them. Especially for books like The Selection series by Kiera Cass and Entwined by Heather Dixon, where dresses actually fit the books.

2. Minimalist covers. Sometimes less is more!

3.  Typography as the focus. I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again! Typography is just all kinds of wonderful. If a cover has a killer font, I’ll be sure to see what it’s about.

 

4. Paper cut-out looking covers. These aren’t seen as often as girls in dresses, but I’m seeing them more and more. The artists that design the art for these covers are amazing and their work is beautiful!

5. Monochromatic color schemes. I like it when covers stick to ONE color scheme. If there are too many colors it can be too confusing for the eyes. Some pull it off, but I’m loving covers like these.

Five Trends I DISLIKE:

1. Cheesiness. Anna and the French Kiss was on the verge of cheesy, but it was cute. There are some covers out there, though that make me wonder what that designer was thinking!

2. COVER CHANGES. Oh my goodness this irks me, particularly with the Gone series by Michael Grant. Story time! I bought all of the books in paperback and they all match and I’m very happy with how they look. Then it’s time for the paperback release of Light, the final book in the series, and BAM – cover change. It was only released in paperback with the new cover. In any other case I wouldn’t mind as much…but this was the last book in a 6-book series! Personally I like the new covers even better, so that adds to my rage. Haha.

What number are we on? Oh yes… 3. Shirtlessness of guys. Sure it’s nice to look at in the comfort of your own room…;) But I would be so embarrassed to purchase a book with a shirtless guy on the cover, let alone read it in front of my parents, grandparents, teachers, even friends! AWKWARD. (I don’t have anything against Abbi Glines I promise! Her covers were just asking for this, though!)

4. Intimate/Kissing covers. As I said in #3: AWKWARD!

5. Half of a face. So many covers have images of half of a face. Sometimes it works, but I don’t like it when the model is the main focus. It doesn’t let my imagination envision the character based on the author’s description.

So what do you like or dislike when it comes to covers?

xo, emily

Saturday Snapshots (#2) – Grisha Trilogy Design Love ♡

Saturday Snapshots

Welcome to the first post in my new feature, Saturday Snapshots! This will be a feature where I’ll share lots bookish photos and sometimes food-y ones from the past week!

Pretty much everyone has been talking about the release of the third and final book in the Grisha Trilogy, Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo. Myself included! I went to the bookstore yesterday and bought it and…OH MY GOODNESS. The beauty of that book in person is just…I have no words! Pictures don’t do these books justice, but I’ll try my best! Oh, and I don’t own a physical copy of book #1. I must change that. But for now…

I’m planning on posting a double (spoiler-free) review for the last two books this upcoming Friday, accompanied by a (hidden unless clicked) spoiler-y discussion on Ruin and Rising, because let’s face it – I’ll want to talk about it!

Have you read the Grisha Trilogy? Are you planning to? Aren’t the covers beautiful? Let’s chat!

xo, emily