As this blue mood of mine doesn’t seem to be shifting, I thought I’d try to inspire myself with a tag about one of my favourite things: book covers. Not much talking going on here, just a few visual delights.
This is another tag I found via the wonderful Zeezee, and it was created by Tiana the Book Raven, who I’ve linked to below because there are…
- Thank the person who tagged you and spread the love. (I wasn’t tagged, but thank you Zeezee for always finding such excellent tags).
- Mention the creator of this tag: Tiana @ The Book Raven
- Use the original tag image in your post.
- Tag at least one fellow blogger to do this tag!
- List the rules.
“No Ideas but in things”
A book cover that perfectly expresses the novel inside
I could pick so many beautiful book covers for this prompt, but Redshirts by John Scalzi communicated it’s content to me more economically than anything else I’ve ever picked up.
“Dark and lovely”
A book cover that is so creepalicious you just want to eat it up
Both of these covers give me delicious shivers.
A cute cover that is so fluffy you want to give it a hug
All of them.
“The simple aesthetic”
A book cover that stuns with the most minimalistic design
I love both of these for the clarity of the design.
A book cover you wish you had on your shelves, but don’t … yet
A beautiful book cover featuring a country outside your own
I love Stephan Martiniere’s steampunkish Cairo on the cover of The Haunting of Tram Car 015 by P Djeli Clark. It could almost convince me to travel… almost.
“The colour wheel”
A cover that showcases one of your favourite colours
Couldn’t pick one.
A cover change you absolutely adore
It’s not that I don’t admire Michael Whelan and Stephen Youll’s original cover art, or John Howe’s later work either. I just really really like Jackie Morris’ work, and I love calligraphy and these covers are perfection. That’s all.
“Oldie but a goodie”
A favourite cover for your favourite classic
I love the Eric Shanower and Skottie Young’s Oz comics.
“And the winner is”
Which cover mentioned above is your overall favourite?
I think it will have to be The Bird King by G Willow Wilson (cover design by Helen Crawford-White) because I don’t have it, and the thing you want is always more appealing than the thing you already have.
I’m going to tag Laura of The Corner of Laura for this one
(Even though I know I haven’t yet done the tags you tagged me for – sorry! It’s on my list, honest!)
And anyone else who wants to have a go, please dive in!