Top Ten Tuesday – books with my favorite color on the cover (or in the title)

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I am really liking these Top Ten Tuesday (TTT) shenanigans. As usual, Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl hosts these weekly challenges (so, see her blog for more info).

So my favorite color is grey, and this year’s Popsugar challenge has one category asking for a book with your favorite color in the title, and I gotta say books with “grey” in the title are few and far between and often don’t sound very appealing. This TTT challenge is further complicated by the fact that I seriously have only read “Fifty Shades of Grey” with the word grey/gray in the title. AND I AM NOT PROUD OF THAT. So, it seems that my TTT list will focus on grey covers – and good thing grey can come in many different hues aka I am going to take some liberty with this!

  1. The cover of A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness might be my favorite cover ever. I love it so much that I want to incorporate the tree monster into a tattoo. In fact, I’ve already seen a tattoo artist about that. I just need to finally get it done!156
  2. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman. Not just is this my favorite Gaiman book so far, the cover is also gorgeously ominous with grey/brown/sepia tones. 153
  3. I love birches and foxes. The Snow Child Eowyn Ivey incorporated both with a blue-grey overlay. 154
  4. In high school, I read Un Homme Qui Dort by Georges Perec and loved it. The cover art is so simple but totally intriguing. 155
  5. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. I just read that and a big part of me choosing the book was the cover. That feather on grey background is so swoon-worthy!157
  6. A story based on random pictures the author found during yard sales? Count me in. Miss Pegerine’s Home for Peculiar Children drew me right in with this motivation and then the cover is this beautiful, creepy old photograph. I love it so much my friend bought me a tote with it as a gift. 159
  7. I did not enjoy reading My Sister Rosa by Justine Larbalestier but I initially picked it up because of its gorgeous cover. And I stand by that. The cover is fabulous!161
  8. Looks like I have a theme going on here. I really do love creepy and eerie covers. The Hangman’s Daughter by Oliver Pötzsch is another example. The font feels so Edgar Allan Poe. 160
  9. I really enjoy a good graphic novel and upon reading The One Hundred Nights of Hero by Isabel Greenberg, I immediately added it to my all-time faves. The illustrations are beautiful and so is the cover. 18
  10. Through The Woods by Emily Carroll. I truly enjoyed this graphic novel and although the cover has very little grey, mostly black or red, I am including it here because I so adore that cover art. 158

And here are the books that are still on my TBR, which have covers that I drool over. Yes, I know there are more than 10 :p

 

 

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