The amazing Kelly from Just Another Book in the Wall tagged me for this, and I had so much fun looking through my shelves to answer these! Truth be told, I spend precisely 43% of my life just admiring book covers and maps and fonts and pretty much everthing that follows bellow, so I don’t know why I haven’t done a similar tag before!
This tag was created by Book Syrup on YouTube, and you can find the original video here.
Best Color Combo On a Book Cover
Touched, Cyn Balog
I just love blueish shades mixed with greys! ❤
Best Typography/Font On a Book Cover
A Darker Shade of Magic, V.E Schwab
Simple, yet beautiful.
Best Simple Cover
The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
Just a symbol on a black background, and YET THE FEELS.
I love this so much, even after all these years!
Best End Pages
The Bad Beginning, Lemony Snicket
Okay, so truth be told, I don’t have that many books with end pages. I had to go through all my hardcovers until I found this little beauty!
Mainly because I feel like this map is widely traveled through the series. I don’t see the point in a map in a book when the characters only go to two or three cities in the land. Maps are beautiful–don’t get me wrong, I love them!–but they become so much more if you can associate most of the places on it to bits of adventures!
Best Naked Hardback
Seconds, Bryan Lee O’Malley
Best Back Cover
I’ll be blunt, I’m not a fan of back covers. I rarely read them, there’s usually a barcode that ruins it, and I prefer by far when it’s just blank. Mysterious and prettier.
Best Chapter Headers
Shadow and Bone, Leigh Bardugo
Honestly, EVERYTHING about Leigh Bardugo’s books is just BEYOND aesthetically pleasing. It was a self-control exercise not to just put one of her novels in each of these categories!
everyone’s a aliebn when ur a aliebn too, jomny sun
Okay, so these illustrations are like, REALLY simple and some would argue that they’re far from the best ones, but MAN I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH. Everything in it is just so damn cute and I believe the same of the illustrations.
Notre-Dame de Paris, Victor Hugo
I still can’t believe I got this book for $1 in a book sales. LOOK AT THIS TREASURE.
Favorite Cover on Shelves
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, J.K. Rowling
This one was SO difficult! But I just had to go with my all time favorite world, and the latest book from the magical universe of Rowling is my favorite cover.
And now for the tags …
- and you!
- and you, there!
- yes, you!