Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week a different topic comes up and bloggers list their top ten books in that category.
I love a good list...I've always said that. That's practically my catchphrase.
Top Ten Books Whose Title/Cover Made Me Buy Them!
Title: The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making
Author: Catherynne M. Valente
I LOVE an unusual title and this is probably the longest I have ever seen. As soon as I heard about it my ears pricked up and I knew it would be the kind of wacky, quirky, whimsical stuff I enjoy. The cover is also beautiful and the dragon is adorable.
Title: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close/ Everything is Illuminated
Author: Jonathan Safran Foer
I don't think I will ever get tired of looking at this book. It is a compendium edition of Safran Foer's novels and is just so beautiful. The titles also captured my imagination; love how ambiguous they are!
Title: The Underground Man
Author: Mick Jackson
I utterly adore the steampunk sepia vibe of this cover and bought it pretty uch based on the cover alone. Needless to say, I did not enjoy the book. Still pretty though :-)
Title: Flappers and Philosophers
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
I love this title and cover so much. In real life the gold is pretty and shiny and it looks so nice on my shelf. The title is also just so 1920's and conjures up so many glorious images of jazz and speakeasies and New York. Now I just need to read it...
Title: The Selected Works of T.S Spivet
Author: Reif Larsen
Again, title and cover just do it for me. Unusual and different and illustrated; niiice.
5.Title: The Infernal Desire Machines of Dr Hoffman
Creepy and Disturbing; the title and cover say it all with added lipstick.
Title: The Recently Deflowered Girl
Author: Edward Gorey
I love the strangeness and mock-Victorian-ness of this little book. It is hilarious.
Title: The Marlowe Papers
Author: Ros Barber
The apple is gold in real life, and it is just such a beautiful book. I could eat it.
Title: Daughter of Smoke and Bone
Author: Laini Taylor
Although the cover is nice, the title excites me much more. I like any book with smoke and bones in the title, really.
Title: Labyrinth of Dreaming Books
Author: Walter Moers
Who could not love this title? I just ADORE it. The cover fits perfectly and the whole package is just BEAUTIFUL!
Those are the books that I am totally shallow over. I hope other people judge them by their covers too sometimes!