Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. I thought this would be a fun way to share a condensed version of potential rambles and thoughts that I have.
This Week’s Theme:
Top Ten Book Covers
I’d Frame As Pieces of Art
In an ideal world where you have a wall lined with bookshelves with slide-y ladders and then other walls lined with framed book covers…what would you opt to hang? Surprisingly, this week involved a lot of revisiting books and absent mindedly staring at all the details of book covers to see which one I coveted the most. Some quickly came to mind while others required a good staring–but I think the general consensus is that I have dry sockets from too much cover gazing. The things you do, right?
I certainly do apologize that I wasn’t able to change this weeks theme up with some creative pizazz.
Book cover images link to their respective Goodreads sites.
Book Covers Coveted to be Framed:
I haven’t read this yet (shame on me) but I think it’s kind of a stark contrast to the other bright covers.
I’m holding my breath for this one when I get around to reading this next week (spoiler alert: it’s one of my Bout of Books reads). But there’s truly something about this cover that’s real mellow, honest, and picturesque.
So I still have my reservations about this book (you can see my review here)…but I can’t deny that the cover is something that that caught my attention when I initially picked this novel up. The silhouette tho. The colours tho. I think it’s the overall composition of the cover that looks rad.
4. Dublin in the Rain –
There’s something about the cover looking like droplets of rain just chilling on a window pane that makes me enjoy it even more. Whoa rhyme time.
For more details on this stellar book, (you can see my review here)
5. Everyday – David Levithan
It’s pretty serene. I’d probably put it next to Ness’ A Monster Calls. That contrast, amiright?
6. Snow Like Ashes – Sara Raasch
Uh, yeah… I actually want whatever that is in the image to be either a paperweight or a book-end. Thanks, potential Etsy reader. My wallet is waiting. But I’ll settle for anything.
7. Hungry – H.A Swain
Replace Hungry with Hangry and this would make so much more sense to me. Either way, need to represent the foodie lifestyle.
8. Chasing the Star Garden – Melanie Karsak
With some slight tweaks in sizing, I’d say this cover could stand out even more. By expanding the overall image, greater detailing can be shown for the steampunk elements—even if the image is just a few hundred pixels larger.
9. Some Fine Day – Kat Ross // Lexicon – Max Barry
When I saw Some Fine Day on Netgalley…it felt so similar to something that I’ve seen before within the past year. Then bam—realised it looked like another edition of Lexicon. I’d probably creepily combine the two with a split down the axis to separate the two.
(Edit: I just realised how awkward they look side by side due to the size and formatting differences. Well, shit. Oh well–as long as you understand my perspective!)
10. Say What You Will – Cammie McGovern.
It’s really the message behind the novel title that makes me enjoy the cover. The typography could be changed, the colours could pop less…and I’d still use it. Maybe.
Book Inspired Landscape/Setting Artworks:
9.25. Divergent – Veronica Roth
I actually don’t want the book covers. I’d prefer a landscape photograph featuring the beat-up and rusted architecture; including all of the fix-ins of what makes the world of Divergent so robust.
9.5 Lord of the Rings – J.R.R Tolkien
I just want a map of middle earth….that’s all. A very large map.
9.75 The Maze Runner – James Dashner
As some of you may already know, I keep saying that I haven’t read this series yet. But upon re-watching the trailer…when they showed the schematic of the maze…I kind of want a folded book-art 3D version of the maze. I’m not sure how this will work though…but I can imagine it in my head—so it must be possible.
10. Hunger Games – Catching Fire (Collins)
Okay, I had to make a tacky image to explain my concept. If you own (or have seen) a large hand fan like the one on the right, you’ll know that most of them are usually scenic or calligraphy-based. Depending on the size of the wingspan, my concept is basically as depicted: each two panels would reflect a specific time of the quarter quell and their events and blended together at the edges of the next wedge to make a cohesive art piece. I hope that makes sense?
I also kind of want something similar to these art prints where you roll it onto a wide rectangular canvas…but that’s another story for another post… (Images taken from Aliexpress @ Arvin Art Print Canvas).
This week’s theme was more difficult than I imagined…I basically had to pull out all them books and stare absent-mindedly at them for the longest time…