Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Read Because of the Cover

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

I haven't done a Top Ten Tuesday in a while, but I loved this topic, so I couldn't resist.

Top Ten Books I Read Because of the Cover

10. Pug Hill/A Pug's Tale by Alison Pace
Anyone who knows me knows I'm mad about pugs. Well, I love all dogs with smooshy faces, but I have a particular penchant for pugs. When I first saw the cover of Pug Hill, it's all I could do but die from cuteness. And then when A Pug's Tale came out? Cute overload!!!

 9. Say Hello to Zorro by Carter Goodrich
In the same vein as Pug Hill and A Pug's Tale, this picture book immediately drew me in by the pug on the cover. If you hadn't already figured this out, I can't resist ANY book with a pug on the cover.

8. Savvy by Ingrid Law

My favorite painting of all time is Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh. This cover reminds me so much of Starry Night that it completely entranced me. I didn't care what the book was about, I was going to read it.

7. Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

A cow in a tiara? With a cover like this, hilarity is sure to ensue. Then again, after I read this, I was surprised at how serious this book actually was. At the same time, I like this original, humorous cover MUCH better than the new, more contemporary one.

6. Guinea Dog Patrick Jennings
I'm starting to see that I have a major weakness for books with cute animals on the cover.

5. The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger
Read this book you should. Hilarious it is. Resist a cover with Yoda on the cover you can't.

4. Ruby Red by Kerstin Geir

Red is my favorite color. And the intricate design on this cover reminds me of a beautiful, flowing red gown with shiny, silver embroidery. And if you've known me from the time I was a very little girl, you'd know I LOVE sparkly dresses. If it weren't for this gorgeous cover,  I certainly wouldn't have read the book since I've never been a big fan of time travel stories. Sadly, after reading this book my mind was not changed. But hey, at least the cover's pretty.

3. Die for Me by Amy Plum

A flowing red gown AND the Eiffel Tower? Sign me up! Given the title of my blog, it's no secret that I love reading books set in real-life, bucket-list worthy locations like Paris.

2. Wish by Alexandra

Now this book has the ultimate cover for a girl who loves sparkly dresses. I want a dress the color of night sequined with stars!

1. You Had Me at Woof: How Dogs Taught Me the Secret to Happiness by Julie Klam

Every time I'd go to the book store, I'd see this book with the adorably awkward Boston Terrier on the cover and was so endeared to him. This dog reminds me so much of my pug, Guenter, that eventually I gave in and finally bought it. I've read so many dog books, that this one at first didn't seem all that remarkable to me. But in the end, the cover beckoned me and I couldn't resist that darling face. I'm glad I finally did buy it because it turned out to be one of my favorite dog books of all time.

Hmmm... I'm starting to see a theme here. I read books if they've got sparkly dresses or cute dogs on the cover. Well at least I'm consistent. If you never know what to get me for Christmas or my birthday, just pick a random book with a dress or cute dog on it.


  1. I **love** that cover of Wish! Wouldn't it be amazing to be able to wear a dress like that?!!!

  2. Die For Me is gorgeous... LOL @ Origama Yoda!! Too hilarious! :D

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  4. am also a huge fan of books featuring flat faced dogs- Chick n' Pug is cute too.

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  5. Oh yes! I love Chick n' Pug! I forgot about that one! :)

  6. Nice picks I want to read Ruby Red, Die For Me and Wish.
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