Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week, she posts an idea relating to books and encourages other book bloggers to respond with their own top ten lists.
This week’s topic is “top ten things we like/dislike on our book covers.”
Things I like: typography and fun fonts, minimalism, illustrations instead of stock photos, when an author’s book covers match (even if they’re stand alones/not part of the same series), when the cover ties in well with the book or depicts a pivotal scene, when the title is the main focus, silhouettes, bright colours
Some of my favourite covers that follow those trends:
[[BONUS]] Things I dislike: stock photos (especially when they’re repeated), whitewashing, when the character on the cover doesn’t match the MC’s description, girls in dresses, movie tie in editions, couples, partial faces
Exceptions to those rules*:
*because they follow the trends that I absolutely love in a cover, cancelling out the not-so-good ones.