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Top 10 Tuesday: share great book covers!

It's Tuesday and I'm sharing 10 books with excellent covers (and sometimes excellent stories to go with the cover!). I'm linking to the weekly book blog by That Artsy Reader Girl as she hosts LOTS of participating blogs sharing their entries for the week's theme. If you want to see more, please visit her site and check out the many're sure to spend some time wandering down the "delicious books" hole!

I think this cover is subtly evocative of the story - it sets the place, that it's likely somehow feminine (the gold flowers/bird) and all the grays and rain in the background implies it's not a perfectly happy story. Great cover, great book. Reviewed here.

Dramatic! Bold! Exotic!

It's easy to overlook the door knob and escutcheon in the middle of the cover because the flowers are so dominant but it's a lovely cover. I also like the different typefaces. Reviewed here.

A book about an author - what else to put on the cover than these cool old books? Typeface matches the cover art - and it is a good story!

Clever, uncluttered, unexpected, and yet implies the story. Reviewed here.

Slight Indian vibe, bright colors, stylized flowers, one of my favorite cover styles! Reviewed here.

Artistic vibe with a collaged look and one that fits the story. Reviewed here.

This is on my TBR, so I don't know that the cover relates to the story, but I love a bright cover and teal is MY color! Add bright flowers, I'm going to pick it up.

**ED: became the Buddy Read in Sept. Review here.

A book about trees and the forest - LOVE the colors and evocative style of the cover. Reviewed here.

Another one from my TBR list - great colors: bright but not garish, and the wavy, organic shapes will make me stop and look (and ultimately buy).

Do covers influence your choice of reading at all? Will you pick up a book JUST for the cover? Have you noticed how many books recently have the style of a single person (usually a woman) viewed from the back as she looks toward a landscape? SO many - I think it's time for the art departments to come up with a new go-to design idea.

I briefly thought about doing a collection of 10 of those types of covers, but since I'm tired of them and it will rarely make me pick up the book, I decided not to. I also thought I could easily do 10 books with a road leading through the middle of the cover, or filled with bright flowers. Finally though I decided to mix it up and pick ones that just really catch my eye when scanning a bookshelf.

What type of cover art catches your eye - something subtle and moody or bright and energetic? Let me know what you think in the comments........

Welcome to Bookshelf Journeys.

It's my goal to provide real reviews of the books I read without totally rehashing every plot. I'll never spoil a story by giving away a plot twist! Hopefully you'll find one or two of interest and will discover a new book or author to add to YOUR TBR list.  Take a moment to explore, read a couple reviews, and let me know what you think.


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