Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: Books Whose Titles Or Covers Made Me Buy Them

My friend Larissa, who recently started blogging over at Like People and Butterflies, reminded me how much I liked participating in memes when she started participating in Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

I love lists so going back once in a while sounds like fun.

My top books whose titles or covers made me buy them:

1. The Time Traveller's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger, believe it or not. It had just come out, I knew nothing about it, but I loved the title. It's now one of my favorite books of all time. 'Nuff said.

2. When God was a Rabbit by Sarah Winman. I bought this for my husband because of an inside joke. Apparently it's only mediocre, unfortunately, though I haven't read it myself yet.

3. Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen. Covers don't usually grab me like titles do, but oh my gosh this cover is soooo pretty! With glitter! :-))

4. The Earth, My Butt and Other Big, Round Things by Carolyn Mackler. I was just getting into YA and couldn't resist this title. It's great, no?

5. I Can Make You Thin by Paul Mckenna. How could I resist a title like that? That effect is what Mr. McKenna must be counting on of course. Now if only it did what it says on the box... sigh.

Umm... I only have 5... can I still participate? ;-)


heavenisabookstore said...

No one's counting. I think Sarah Addison Allen has some of the best looking covers. Never read any of her books though. And one the best books I ever read was Time Traveler's Wife.

IngridLola said...

That cover for Garden Spells is stunning!

Trish @ Love, Laughter, Insanity said...

LOL! I bet you probably have more. I admit to buying books based on their covers sometimes. Time Traveler's Wife is definitely one of them!

Kailana said...

I could say the exact same thing about The Time Traveller's Wife. :)

Larissa said...

Funny, I almost did NOT buy "Garden Spells" because of the cover! ;-)

joanna said...

heavenisabookstore - Yeah, all of Sarah Addison Allen's covers are magical, I find.

IngridLola - I know, right? :-)

Trish - I bet I do, just couldn't think of any!

Kailana - it's nice to sometimes discover books before the craze about them starts!

Larissa - ah yes, you're not really into glitter, i forgot!

Lena M. said...

I bought When God Was a Rabbit because of the title and cover :) However I haven´t read it yet. I started reading, but couldn´t get into it...

Darlene said...

I can't count the number of times I've ended up buying a book because the cover attracted me and I ended up reading the back. Sarah's books all have beautiful, magical type covers. They really match her stories well.

anothercookiecrumbles said...

Ditto for me and When God Was A Rabbit. The fact that the book disappointed didn't really help the cause.

For me, The Magic Toyshop is still a great find, based on the cover and title. Just the one book made me a total Angela Carter fan!