Top 10 Tuesday: Books I Bought/Borrowed Because They Have an Interesting Cover

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

This Week’s Topic is: Books I Bought/Borrowed Because They Had an Intriguing Cover

I’m so guilty of judging a book by it’s cover. I mean, isn’t that why they make amazing covers? To appeal to potential readers. As a woman who loves to browse at the bookstore and library, I am often drawn to books, initially, because of a captivating cover.

Here are some recent (and a few not so recent) books that I initially chose because I found the cover striking. I’ve read all but two of these books, and, luckily, the stories were just as fabulous as the covers!


Well, there you have it. What book covers have captivated you? Have you ever bought or borrowed a book solely based on the cover? Comment below!!

25 thoughts on “Top 10 Tuesday: Books I Bought/Borrowed Because They Have an Interesting Cover

  1. I am also a giant sucker for beautiful, interesting covers. I often will purchase a book just based on that alone. Sometimes it pays off, other times not as much.

  2. So many great covers! My eye definitely keeps being drawn back to Red Hood every time I see it. Think I might cave and finally add it to my TBR 😂

      1. That’s one of the only books on my list that I haven’t read 🙂 But I’ve heard pretty good things about it, so I’m excited to give it a try

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