Tuesday, February 24, 2009


As a conoisseur of book covers (at least in my head), I enthusiastically took up the impersonal tag from Stacy's blog to post my picks for 'Five Books Worth Buying Just for Their Covers'. These are my picks (some of which just happen to be among my fav reads).

My personal tastes run to both the very simple as well as the uniquely detailed. I love the layered look of Lauren Willig's Pink Carnation series and all the fun elements of Polly Shulman's Enthusiasm. But I'm also a sucker for the stunning dresses of the Luxe series, a majestic old English estate a la Shannon Hale, not to mention the playful attitude of Hester Browne's The Little Lady Agency. Does anyone notice a color scheme running through these covers??--totally unintentional!

I tag anyone with good taste in covers! You know who you are...


Sarakastic said...

I thought that Austenland is in my TBR pile, but it's not. Thanks for the reminder that I need to get it.

Keri Mikulski said...

Love these covers!!

Good choices!

What a great tag. :)

Stephanie J said...

I LOVE the Lauren Willig covers...whoever does her cover designs is brilliant. I've never read the Gobersen books but the covers, those dresses... fabulous! And I've always liked the Little Lady Agendy covers because they're so perfect for chick lit.

Stacy said...

Nice! I really like the Lauren Willig cover.

My word verification today? "Thlyp" which I will define as the act of being distracted by something shiny and having an item slip out of your hand.