Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week you compile a list of ten books which coincide with that week’s theme. You can find everything you need to know about joining in here!
This week’s theme is a cover freebie! When it comes to covers I’m not usually drawn to covers that have people on them, I’d much rather imagine what the characters look like for myself, but there are a few book covers with faces as the centre of focus that I really like, so today I thought I’d share them with you.
Interestingly, almost all of these faces are illustrations–I’m still not fond of photographic covers…
Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson: Not only is this cover one of my favourite colours (more yellow covers, please!) but that illustration is so eye-catching and beautiful and I can’t wait to read this one.
Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron: This cover is *chef’s kiss*. I adore the illustration.
Wilder Girls by Rory Power: I still haven’t read this horror novel, but I think we can all agree that this was the most stunning cover of 2019.
A Book of Secrets by Kate Morrison: Not only is this novel set in the Tudor era, my favourite historical era, but the cover illustration is beautiful; I particularly love that, up close, her earrings are actually tiny skulls.
With the Fire On High by Elizabeth Acevedo: This cover is gorgeous. There’s literally nothing about it I don’t like.
Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor: Sadly I didn’t like this Middle Grade novel very much, but the cover is stunning.
My Life as a White Trash Zombie by Diana Rowland: This cover, like the book, is so much fun!
Hangsaman by Shirley Jackson: I’m not usually a fan of photographs on covers, but something about this particular shot really works–it’s quite haunting.
The Tempest by William Shakespeare: I’ve never read or seen The Tempest, but I love this cover–particularly how Prospero’s beard becomes the sea.