TAG: Dreamy Book Covers Tag

Many thanks to my wonderful, beautiful, amazing friend, Nel@Reactionary Tales for tagging me on the ‘Dreamy Book Covers’ Tag! Nel and I met about two months ago and have been chatting back and forth almost every single day now. I had never read Paranormal books but she pushed me into branching out into the genre, and I am so excited to read the book she personally recommended (and you, too, Patty!).

If you haven’t already, go check out Nel’s blog – I particularly like her Facebook Friday segment where she features some fun stuff that she found on FB, but she shares some staggering facts on endangered animals and plants… really illuminating and thought-provoking! You won’t be disappointed 🙂

 

RULES:

  • Thank the person who tagged you.
  • Mention the creator of this tag (Tiana @ The Book Raven)
  • Use the original tag image in your post.
  • At least tag one fellow blogger for doing this tag!
  • List the rules.

 

Without further ado, let’s tackle the questions!

 

‘No Ideas But in Things’ A book cover that perfectly expresses the novel inside it.

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

I think this somewhat distorted-looking cool cover best illustrates what’s inside. In all honesty, the concept of multiverse theory is not so hard to figure out – Blake Crouch did an amazing job of breaking it down into manageable bits which are easy to follow, but I cannot think of any other cover that better fits this theme.

 

‘Dark and Lovely’ –A cover that is so creepilicious, that you want to eat it up.

Geez, the only thing I got to come up with is this one.

Michael Moorcock: Behold the Man

Needless to say, I have no idea why I have this book on my Kindle nor do I have any idea when I’ll actually read this one…

 

‘Sugary Sweet’– A CUTE cover that is so fluffy, you want to give it a hug.

A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen.

I read this book in August, 2015. It was a delightful read depicting a strange, yet strong bond between James and a stray cat which later james named Bob. There seems to be several editions, but personally, I love this one the best.

 

‘The Simple Aesthetic’ – A book cover that stuns with the most minimalist of designs.

The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells
(By the way, I have this book on my Kindle but haven’t read yet.)

The first thing that crossed my mind was actually Nevil Shute ‘Most Secret.’
But personally, I HATE the cover (I’ll tell you why later), so I picked my second choice.

 

‘Cover Envy’ –A book you wish you had on your shelves, but don’t yet.

A Column of Fire by Ken Follett

I love this cover. I don’t know whether the base-color is gold or yellowish brown, but I love how it includes red and green in its design. More than anything, I love the intricacy of its design with an image of a ship in the background. The book is coming out on September 12, I cannot wait to get my hands on it!

 

‘Traveling Abroad’ –A beautiful book cover featuring a country outside of your own.

The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton

I simply love the whole package; I’m Japanese and live in Japan, so ANY book written in English features countries outside of my own. Then, I would definitely go for the cover that I find the most aesthetic!!

 

‘The Colour Wheel’ –A cover that showcases one of your favourite colours.

The Ladies’ Room by Carolyn Brown

I love green and pink and I like the whole color combination. I actually enjoyed the book itself, too. Since this is my earlier post that I wrote probably a year ago, my writing is quite sloppy compared to what it is now, but if you are interested in my thoughts on this one, you can read my thoughts here.

 

‘Changing Gears’ –A cover change you absolutely adore.

Honestly, I have no idea what book went through cover changes… so, can I talk about the cover change that I absolutely hate?? Lol
Actually, there are tons of changes that I don’t appreciate, but let’s show you the two of them.

Most Secret by Nevil Shute

I absolutely hate the simplistic design. Some may say this one is better, but for me, this one is UNACCEPTABLE. The thing is, when I found this book at Amazon Japan, the cover image on their page was the left one – but when it arrived, it turned out to be the one on the right.

Can you imagine how infuriated I was??? The image of a fishboat (or something) was deeply etched into my brain – I was expecting to get this edition but then the one actually arrived was the one that I least expected. No, I don’t like this type of cover. Period.

The Bear and the Nightingale By Katherine Arden

I love the left one and hate the right one. Well, to be fair – I probably wouldn’t have hated this cover as much had I not seen the cover on the left. This is the cover image that I have been seeing in this book community. For me, when someone says the title, I visualize this cover. But then again, if you go for a cheaper edition which is actually 5 dollars cheaper than the left one, you’ll get the right one. Huge disappointment. I personally find this edition beautiful in its own way, but no. Once I have a fixed image in my brain, I cannot take any other edition. (#bookwormproblems #firstworldproblems)

 

‘Oldie but Goodie’ —A favourite cover of your favourite classic.

I haven’t read as many Classic books, but I’d definitely go for this one;

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Simply stunning.

 

And the winner is —Which book cover mentioned above is your favourite.

I’m going to do what orangutan (Nel’s nominator) and Nel did and leave it up to you, dear readers, to decide. Which cover is your favorite?
Have you ever read any of the books that I listed above??
Let me know in the comments below!

 

Since I’ve been tagging lots of people lately, I’ll leave it to you to participate.
If you are up for this and interested, consider yourself tagged and go ahead! Just leave the link to your post in the comment section so that I can read your answers!

That’s it! I hope you enjoyed this post.
Thank you so much for reading as always, I’ll see you in my next post!

Noriko

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32 thoughts on “TAG: Dreamy Book Covers Tag

  1. Nel says:

    A street car named Bob wins in my book. It’s a cat in a scarf! Cutest. Thing. Ever. Thanks for participating Noriko! You had great answers and I agree that the first most secrets looks way better than the too minimalistic update.

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  2. TheReadersBay says:

    Have you seen Caraval’s book cover? I feel like it is so unique and awesome. What do you think about it?
    And the modern classic “The colour purple” also got a new purple cover! But since I love purple maybe that’s why I bought the book only for its cover lol

    Liked by 1 person

    • Noriko says:

      Oh, yes! Caraval’s cover is simply stunning! I particularly love the UK Version with gold and white? I should have mentioned that, but I only picked up the book from my TBR lol

      Liked by 1 person

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