Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by @TheBrokeAndTheBookish. The aim is to make a list fitting the weekly topic. The goal for this list is naming 10 things, but more or less is allowed. They also encourage you to take a different spin on their topics so they fit your listing needs.
This week’s topic is “Books I Wish Had (More/Less) X In Them”
“Could be top ten books I wish had more diversity in them or top ten books I wish had less violence in them or less romance focus in them or top ten books I wish had more dragons in them. IDK! Have some fun with this one!”
I decided on Less nice covers because this is a SERIOUS problem. Ever so often I find myself wanting to buy a book, just because of the cover, and I am not talking about a ‘cover buy’. I’m talking about not being interested in a book but still feeling like buying it just because of the cover. I’m not saying I will NEVER read any of these books, though I’m not likely to pick these up anytime soon. Unless their covers finally got me.
Some of these might be controversial, some of these might be your favorite book ever.
It’s not you, it’s me.
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes, Cinder by Marissa Meyer, Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi, City of Bones by Cassandra Clare, and Passenger by Alexandra Bracken all just seem like they won’t really be my kind of book. Yet another post where disliking romance is forming a pattern. Yet all the covers are so darn beautiful I just want to own them. I found out I have a thing for bright colors and pretty lettering. With all of these books, I have been at a point of almost buying them.
The Elite by Kiara Cass is a different story. I’ve read The Selection which wasn’t for me (review) so I actually KNOW I won’t like this book. On top of that, I don’t even like covers with people on them. Yet I still feel inclined to buy this. I think it has something to do with how floppy the paperbacks are.
Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven. Yeah… I’m not picking up another one of Jennifer Niven’s books. I found All the Bright places very problematic. My review for it has been sitting in my drafts for months because I want to explain my feelings the best I can. I will be posting it soon… ish. Anyways, I hate how the cover still makes me want it. Damn colors and lettering!
Fates and Furies by Lauren Croff and Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes are the ones I am most likely to read someday. They just don’t seem THAT interesting to me right now that they are at the top of my TBR. But because of their covers, I keep almost buying them before I buy stuff I actually want to read really bad.
I have lost my interest in The Maze Runner by James Dashner ever since I’ve seen the first two movies. The cover isn’t even that pretty, yet it still calls to me. I have absolutely no idea what my problem is, you tell me!
How do you feel about my picks?
Do you have this problem with pretty covers too?