Tuesday, 19 April 2016

6 of my Favourite Book Covers

Admiring my bookshelves every day, I want to share with you my favourite book covers. The books I have chosen, you'll probably be able to tell I like plain, simplistic and aesthetically pleasing covers. The phrase 'more is less' comes into play. 



This glorious cover for Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone is just so perfect - Bloomsbury's new children's editions. Its illustrations are adorable, the cover feels more inviting for children to pick up a HP book. The magic held within the Harry Potter tales flow through this cover with its sparkles. It makes you want to dive right in, plus the feeling of the cover in your hands is wonderful. It is sleek magical to run your fingers over its smooth appearance.

A Brilliant Madness by Robert M.Drake is a extraordinary collection of poetry and writings. The cover is hot pink with unique illustrations that are amazing to simply stare at, these illustrations continue through-out the collection, they are divine and add to the messages conveyed in M.Drake's writing. There's something about books that are satisfying to touch, I can describe it like suede or rubber, but gentle, it's soothing and sometimes I take it from my shelves just to admire the cover. 

Another simplistic cover for Firecracker by David Iserson. It is perfectly plain considering the adventures inside the book. The faceless figure and the style makes me believe it's a girly girly book, it reminds me of Zooey Deschanel's character in New Girl. 


American Psycho is light and effortless, it immediately draws you in, especially that little splodge of smeared blood. The colour palette is aesthetically pleasing for me, the power this cover holds is incredible. Just look how tiny the title is! A hint of blood sets the tone for the contents of the book, the irony of the tiny drop of blood considering how much blood the book involves (Spoiler, soz) 

We Were Liars by E.Lockhart reminds me of summer, floating around in the sea, ice creams and enjoying time with friends. The sun shining, adventures to be had and places to explore. However, that starkly contrasts the plot, it's dark and some tragic events occur over the characters summer. 

Last by not least, my absolute favourite because doughnuts. How can you go wrong with doughnuts? This Book Will Save Your Life by A.M Holmes attracted me because of the cover, I judged a book by its cover. We are all guilty of it, but I am glad I picked this book up. Again, the cover is basic and makes me crave mouth watering, rainbow sprinkled doughnuts.

So, that was a round up of some of my favourite covers. 

Have you read any of these books?

What are your favourite covers?

I hope spring is treating you all well. x