Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered. In the comments, you can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.
This week's topic:
What are your all-time favorite book covers?
There are so many amazing options that I'm going to focus on fairly new covers.
If you look around your blog environs here, it should come as no surprise that I really like covers with tree limb silhouettes.
I don't really like to see people on the cover… or so I thought until a few covers this year blew my mind.
So apparently I don’t mind cover people if their hair is floating? I don't know, but those covers are sweet.
But I have to give top billing to a book that was so stunning and beautiful that I bought it (promising that I would then read it, which I did) even though I was fairly certain I would hate it and had in fact sworn several times that I would never read it:
Not only are the watercolor cover illustrations fantastic (and framed with tree limbs! and a font that looks like tree limbs!), but the entire book is beautifully bound. I swoon over well done deckle edges and illustrated french flaps and textured covers and perfectly chosen typefaces.
And that, my friends, is why e-books will never rule the world... at least not mine.
- all photos my own or from Goodreads -