Happy Tuesday everyone! Oh well, Tuesday also means one thing, a Top Ten Tuesday update! Top Ten Tuesday is an original blog meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and is currently being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s given topic is Colorful Book Covers.
When I was younger, there were three things that compel me to buy a book. The first one is the presence of prestigious awards such as Pulitzer or Booker, although, I admit, I barely had any iota on what they were back then. The second and the most common is the book title. Often times, when a title piques my curiosity, I would buy it. A fine example for my first two reasons for purchasing a book is Benjamin Alire Saenz’s Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. The title immediately captured my attention but the awards that decorated the cover page further built the case for the book. The last reason (and perhaps the least common) why I buy a book is its cover. I have to admit, however, that I do like pretty book covers, hence, the switch in my preference from paperbacks to hardbound (haha). For this Top Ten Tuesday update, I am featuring my Top Ten most colorful book covers. I hope you all enjoy it.
I had quite a challenge picking up a book because I now realized how monochromatic my taste is, at least in terms of colors. Haha. Most of the books I have contain just two colors or is dominated by a single hue. Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude has a solid green base. Elif Shafak’s The Bastard of Istanbul felt the same as well as purple dominated the front page. I guess I based it on the details. This was the case with Aravind Adiga’s Booker Prize winning debut novel, White Tiger, and Nigerian up and coming writer Abi Dare’s The Girl With the Louding Voice.
The most vivid covers belong to TJ Klune’s The House in the Cerulean Sea and Isabel Ibanez’s Woven In Moonlight. However, the latter does suffer from the same conditions as One Hundred Years of Solitude: the cover is dominated by three distinguishable colors. Meanwhile, Louise Erdrich’s The Night Watchman is the strictest interpretation of colors (haha). Anyway, I hope you enjoyed my list. Do share yours to and don’t forget to tag me. Happy Tuesday everyone! I hope the rest of the week goes in your favor.