Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Cover Redesigns

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

This weeks edition is Top Ten Covers I Wish I Could Redesign.  There are so many books that fall under this category and it was difficult to narrow it down but here we go:

The Vampire Academy Series: I may not be popular after this but these covers are not good.  They are a tiny bit cheesebag and I'd love to resign them into something more hip.
The Anne of Green Gables series: These books still have covers that resemble what they did when they were first published in the early 1900s.  I think it's time for an upgrade. 

The Mortal Instruments Series: Again, I may not be in the majority for this but I hate that the heads are cut off and there is a giant half naked man in the background.  We are getting close to the corniness that is old romance covers.  Think, Fabio.
The Stephanie Plum Series:  The covers for this series remind me of the 90s.  Even the new covers stick true to the original.  Please update.

Shine by Jeri Smith-Ready: Well this is the third book in a series and they redesigned the cover for the last book.  I have to say that I really dislike what they did with them.  I think this may be part of the reason I haven't picked this book up despite having read the other 2.
Under my Skin by Charles de Lint: I wouldn't normally pick this book up based on the cover but the story is so great.  I think that if there was a cover redesign that more people might read this novel.

Starters by Lissa Price: I don't know what it is about this cover. I quite enjoyed the story but this cover feels more like MG than YA.  I know they have since been redesigned but I'm not a fan of that cover either.  What can I? I'm picky.
The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling: I just think this is too plain.  It could be a bit more exciting. I do like the cover for the soft cover though.

Golden Boy by Abigail Tarttelin: I LOVE this book. I would say that it is in my top 3 for the year.  That being said, if I saw this cover in the store I don't think I'd necessarily pick it up.
Wait for You by J. Lynn (Jennifer L. Armentrout): I quite enjoyed this New Adult pick but the cover is slightly embarrassing to cart around in public.  We don't need to be quite so obvious.

Well there you have it.  Do you agree or disagree? Happy Reading!

1 comment:

  1. Fabio! Yes, THAT is what has been bugging me about that cover!

    The cover of Starters has always freaked me out.