[Top Ten Tuesday(3)] Book Covers

Memes 0 Comments 24th June, 2014


Hello Readers! Its time for the Broke and The Bookish’s Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!
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This Weeks Theme is
Top Ten Cover Elements I Like/Dislike


PEP_8351-Edit-XLBry: I very rarely pay attention to books covers any more, so I wasn’t quite sure how I was going to address this list, but when I was looking over I noticed that the books I’ve read this year have some similar elements in their covers. So my take on this list is going to be ‘top ten cover elements of books I am drawn to’, whether or not the cover had anything to do with that drawing in factor. So here is a screenshot I grabbed….





  1. Women. (11/20) Gosh I read a lot of books with women on the cover.
  2. Dresses. (11/20) These women are all wearing dresses, and/or capes of some sort
  3. Historical Elements (17/20). Wax seals, weapons, historical garb, jesters, architecture
  4. Red. (12/20) So much red on these books!
  5. “Aged Paper” look. (5/20) I suppose this goes hand in hand with the historical element thing!


302722_10152199913595058_122942404_nFry: I don’t look at book’s covers much anymore. The advent of the ebook reader makes judging a book by its cover obsolete. Still, there seems to be a trend to the books I read and what their covers look like. Coincidence? Probably. I like my YA pulpy and science fictiony and that tends to create a certain look.



1. Abstract text with random ambiance (5/23)
2. Panning shots with tiny tiny people or buildings in the background (6/23)
3. Closeups of faces (6/23)
4. Warm color (red/orange/pink) on black (7/23)
5. Plants (6/23)

Headshot Carol: I’ve said it before, but I do judge books by their covers. If I don’t like the cover of the book, I’m not going to pick it up. Sometimes books I read aren’t dictated by the cover, though. Sometimes they’re just books I want to read/have to read (Part of a series, I like the author, those sorts of reasons). But if it’s a book I’d not seen or picked up before, I won’t get it unless the cover catches my eye. And sometimes there are books that I’ve read already that have certain covers that I like. In the end, there’s some trends that pop up in my favorite books…



Top Ten Covers
  1. Title and Author equally prominent on the cover. (5/10)
  2. Colorful, popping artwork. (6/10)
  3. Two-word titles. (5/10)
  4. Fantasy themed stories. (6/10)
  5. Beautiful faces/figures. (4/10)







Written by Bry


I’m Bry, and I’ll be your saucy guide in the realm of historical and supernatural fiction.

With a BA and ongoing MA in History, I am avidly passionate and easily excited over anything written in a time period of my interest. My primary specialty is the Italian Renaissance, but I have extensive expertise in Tudor Britain, Louis XIV France, and am well versed in antiquity and general world history. Because of my deep love for the past, I am drawn to supernatural fiction, particularly when woven together with myth and historical background. I also love high-adrenaline reads, whether its horror, mystery, thriller or well written sex. Give me something to excite me.

When not reading, I am a fitness model, sponsored athlete and personal trainer.

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