Top Ten Favorite Book Covers Of Books I’ve Read


May 20, 2013 by Alice in Readerland


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is Top Ten Favorite Book Covers of Books I’ve Read!

(Titles link to Goodreads)

1. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Fahrenheit 451

Yes, it’s most likely just a showpiece, but I just had to include it! The “1” as a match and a spine that looks like an actual matchbox? Brilliant! (My post with more details on it here.)

2. Just One Wish by Janette RallisonJust One Wish

On the hardcover version of this book, the little dandelion puffs have glitter on them!

3. The Boy Next Door by Meg CabotThe Boy Next Door Cover

My favorite Meg Cabot book! I’ve always wanted a Harlequin Great Dane and I love the rainbow font!

4. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carrollalice-in-wonderland-teapots

I love Alice in Wonderland. I love tea and teapots. Where can I buy a copy of this?!

5. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird

A beautiful cover for a beautiful book. I already own a copy of To Kill a Mockingbird, but I’d love to own this 50th Anniversary Edition!

6. A Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan 

A Long Long Sleep

This book was my favorite book that I read (for the first time) this year (my review) and I think the cover is so simple and classy!

7. Dragon Slippers by Jessica Day George Dragon Slippers

I absolutely adore the stained glass window and the tagline “She wanted dragon gold. She got a pair of shoes.”

8. Bad Kitty by Michele JaffeBadKitty

I love cats, and I also love how the pink and black make the cover pop!

9. For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund 

For Darkness Shows the Stars

Okay, so I still need to read this one. But I just had to include it because it’s my favorite YA book cover!

10. The Selection by Kiera CassThe Selection

 I love the gorgeous gown and the crown above the book title!

What are your favorite book covers of books you’ve read?

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98 thoughts on “Top Ten Favorite Book Covers Of Books I’ve Read

  1. theairtwit says:

    First off, I’m in love with that copy of Alice in Wonderland! I can’t say I’ve read the book yet (sadly), but that’s one cover you can’t help but like. I only wish I knew where to buy it.

    I have an older copy of To Kill a Mockingbird, though the one you pictured is by far my favorite edition. It’s one of those gorgeous covers that are difficult to deny — I’d love to own a copy of it myself!

    • I’d love a copy of that Alice in Wonderland too, it’s just so pretty and whimsical! I have the purple cover of To Kill a Mockingbird, with the picture of the hole in the tree with the gifts inside, but I’d love to own the 50th anniversary edition too! :) Thanks for stopping by & commenting!

  2. Gillian says:

    OHHH I remember seeing that Fahrenheit 451 cover and dying over it. AMAZING. I need that Alice in Wonderland and To Kill a Mockingbird in my life immediately. I also put For Darkness Shows the Stars and The Selection on my list!

    Gillian @ Writer of Wrongs

  3. Michelle says:

    Yay I like your picks!! The Selection is really pretty… and I like the Bad Kitty cover too! There are so many pretty covers of books I haven’t read yet! I kept wanting to put them on my list and had to remind myself that it’s a list of books we HAVE read.

    • Me too, I kept on thinking of covers I thought were cute and then realizing that I hadn’t read the books yet (such as Past Perfect–I love the cover and need to read the book soon).

      • Michelle says:

        Oooo I LOVE the cover of Past Perfect!! I bought it for someone and wanted to keep it cause it was so cool looking!! I havent read it yet either :(

  4. There are so many pretty covers for Alice in Wonderland. I want them all! lol I love the cover of For Darkness shows the stars. But I haven’t read it yet lol

    Thanks for stopping by!

  5. ChrissiReads says:

    I found this list very hard to put together. There are far too many lovely covers. I adore the cover of The Selection but it unfortunately didn’t make my list. It was very close though! Great list!

  6. Love that alice cover and I’ve so love the selection and elite covers, so pretty!
    My Top Ten

  7. KateB says:

    When I first saw that cover (and I’ve only seen pictures sadly) of Fahrenheit 451 I got some cover lust. It’s so creative!

    Those covers of Alice in Wonderland and To Kill a Mockingbird are great – I like them so much more than the ones I own!

  8. I really like the Fahrenheit 451 cover! It’s beautiful in its simplicity :). And the cover for To Kill a Mockingbird is awesome too :). Funnily enough my dad and I were just talking about in on Saturday.

  9. queenellabee says:

    I LOVE that Fahrenheit 451 cover SO MUCH. I’ve never seen it before!! I also really love that Alice cover – another one I’ve never seen before. You are just opening my eyes to SO MUCH PRETTY this week! ^_^

  10. That cover of Alice in Wonderland is stunning! <3 I'd never seen it before but if I saw it I'd totally buy it. I love the multicoloured letters on the Meg Cabot cover too. Great choices :D

    Here’s my top ten!

  11. I put To Kill A Mockingbird on my list also, but I never saw that cover-it is awesome!

  12. I really like that TKAM cover too. And that Alice in Wonderland is one of the best I’ve seen – so cute! Nice choices!

  13. meganm922 says:

    Great covers!! I like all of them. I’ve never seen that version of Fahrenheit 451, but it’s definitely cool.
    Here’s my Top Ten Tuesdays Post
    Megan @ Love, Literature, Art, and Reason

  14. I’ve never seen that cover for Fahrenheit 451 but it is really neat.
    My TTT.

  15. Great picks! I love the cover of For Darkness Shows the Stars. :) Happy Reading!

    My TTT

  16. Daphne says:

    so many beautiful books! love the 451, so cool! i also love For the Darkness shows the Stars, Alice in Wonderland, To Kill a Mockingbird (love how the cover makes it looks like the story has a gothic feel) and The Boy Next Door reprint. :)

  17. Quinn says:

    The Boy Next Door is one of my favorite Meg Cabot books, too. I do like that cover a lot, as well. Her Boy series is so much fun, but my favorite is Every Boy’s Got One. The Boy Next Door is a close second, though :)

  18. Sasha says:

    Loooove the concept mockup for Fahrenheit 451. I’ve seen it floating around the interwebs for a while now and every time I have to stop what I’m doing and admire it. And A Long, Long Sleep– I love that one, too. The colors and the font are gorgeous. I wish I could say I don’t judge a book by its cover, but I definitely do sometimes! :P

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

  19. The matchbox cover is amazing, and I am just reading The Selection, it’s so pretty.

    My TTT

  20. Katelyn says:

    Great list! That Fahrenheit 451 cover is amazing…I think I’m going to have to try and hunt that one down for my own collection!

  21. Brandy says:

    I adore the 50th Anniversary cover for To Kill A Mockingbird. That is one of my all time favorite books too!

  22. I have that same cover for To Kill A Mockingbird on my list! Also, the Alice in Wonderland cover you have is absolutely gorgeous. I think I might actually go purchase it because a beautiful book like that should be on a shelf!

    My TTT

  23. Elena Love says:

    That cover for Alice in Wonderland is stunning!!!Wish I had that one!

  24. Bella says:

    These are some great choices! I think the Alice in Wonderland and the To Kill a Mockingbird are my favorites :)

  25. Nikki says:

    That Fahrenheit 451 cover is AMAZING. O_O And I keep kicking myself that I forgot about For Darkness Shows the Stars – I loved that book, and love the cover even more, lol.

  26. OMG the Fahrenheit 451 cover is absolute gorgeous. I can’t believe it includes a match! That is crazy and awesome at the same time. I love when design is smart. I also love the A Long Long Sleep cover. Great picks!

    • When I first saw the Fahrenheit 451 cover I think I stared at it for 5 minutes straight! I love the A Long, Long Sleep cover. It makes me wish I had the hardback copy of the book instead of the ebook! :)

  27. Anya says:

    Hehe, I love the Dragon Slippers cover too! I found a copy in a used bookstore and am so excited to have it on the TBR shelf!

    My TTT

  28. Emma says:

    That To Kill a Mockingbird cover is gorgeous. I haven’t seen it before! Your list is really great.

  29. Justine G says:

    The Fahrenheit 451, Alice in Wonderland, and To Kill a Mockingbird covers are KILLING ME with gorgeousness.

  30. Kelly L. says:

    For Darkness Shows the Stars has such a unique, beautiful cover!
    And ahhh, the cover of The Selection! I love everything about it.
    Thanks for stopping by my TTT! (:

  31. Hey! great blog – love it and thanks for stopping by mine earlier- I am a new follower of your now too! I liked the cover of The Boy Next Door and For Darkness Shows The Star – but i haven’t read either of these – did you really love them? Do you have reviews for these on your site? I also loved your YA Book Blog Directory – did you get that link from somewhere? Have a great evening!

    • Thanks so much, I’m following you too (via WordPress)! :) I loved The Boy Next Door, the book is told through emails and Meg Cabot is one of my favorite authors but I don’t have a review of it as I read it before I started blogging; I haven’t read For Darkness Shows the Stars yet. I went to the YA Book Blog Directory site and submitted my info. :) Thanks for stopping by & commenting!

  32. elena says:

    I wish that F541 cover was real! Maybe one day esp because it gained so much attention. It’s so clever. I also really like that Alice in Wonderland cover. So cute!

  33. I love the cover for ‘For Darkness Shows the Stars’ but I haven’t read it yet either haha.

  34. Lisa says:

    I still really love that Fahrenheit 451 design. It’s wonderful. I love those versions of Alice in Wonderland and To Kill a Mockingbird as well. I adore when the classics get pretty redesigns. I’d never seen that cover for A Long, Long Sleep before. So simple and pretty. I like it.

    • I love that cover for A Long, Long Sleep, it makes me wish I owned the hardback instead of the ebook! ;) The paperback cover is pretty too, with swirls & different shades of blues, but I really love the hardback & think it fits the story better.

      • Lisa says:

        I hadn’t even heard of A Long, Long Sleep before your list. I might have to check it out, though. Just because of a pretty cover. Haha.

  35. Fahrenheit 451 is so cool. I’d be scared it would catch fire somehow though lol. And I love The Selection cover so so much. =)

    • Me too, especially since the book’s spine really is printed with a matchbook striking paper surface, so the book could actually be burned! Let’s just hope nobody actually does that…

  36. Amber R. says:

    That is probably the coolest cover I ever seen! And I love the cover for the selection!

    Amber @Nala’s Book Blog

  37. Elisa says:

    Those are great covers! Fahrenheit 451 is very brilliant! So agree with you =D
    Alice in Wonderland’ cover is really cute, and I also love THe Selection cover.
    Great picks!

    • I’d love to find where I could buy a copy of those Fahrenheit 451 and Alice in Wonderland covers! I own an ARC of The Selection, but I love the texture on the hardback version! :)

  38. Sunny says:

    Yes! I love Meg Cabot’s covers (as well as her books) and I adore Janette Rallison’s covers. I wish my library had For Darkness Shows the Stars because I would have been able to read it (like I’ve been dying to do) and then put it in this list because it’s gorgeous! Great list :)

  39. I did not even like Fahrenheit 451 all that much, but I want to own that cover! It’s amazing! And I LOVE the Alice one. :) Great choices! And thanks for visiting my TTT!

  40. Candice says:

    I LOVE the Alice in Wonderland cover!!!! I am going to find it somewhere! New mission!

  41. I really like that Dragon Slippers cover. And the match is super cool in Fahrenheit 451. Thanks for sharing these! :)

    Thanks for stopping by my post!

    ~Sara @ Forever 17 Books

  42. Super cover choices! Love the covers for Fahrenheit 451 and To Kill a Mockingbird

  43. Melinda says:

    The cover for The Selection is beautiful! Enchanting!

  44. thriftylovelylife says:

    Here is the link to Anthropologie where you can purchase this Alice in Wonderland book and cover. It is part of the “Mr. Boddington’s” collection. There are several other beautiful classics as well!


  45. Mallory says:

    Did anyone find out where to get the Alice teapot book..It’s my favorite book of all time and I would like this copy!

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