Top Ten Book Covers I’d Frame As Pieces of Art

I have to give some credit to Flavorwire for giving me some inspiration for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday.

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I am a mega book nerd, so much so that if I have one edition of a book, but I see a stunningly gorgeous edition of the same book at a store, I will probably buy it and have two copies (case in point: I own almost all of Agatha Christie’s novels, most of them duplicates because while I own many in the more artistic and photographic Fontana editions,23876

I want to own them all in this more stylistically simple Fontana edition:)

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Nitpicky I know, but I really do appreciate the beauty of a book cover. They have a clichéd ability to change someone’s perception of a story before they have even read it. I can’t count the amount of times I have been in the mood to read something slightly trashy and easy and gone for the girliest covered book I could find. Here however are ten books that I treasure, or at the very least treasure their covers as incredible works of art.

  1. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (Bantam Classics)
  2. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay – Michael Chabon
  3. The Hobbit – J. R. R. Tolkien
  4. And again
  5. The Lord of the Rings – J. R. R. Tolkien
  6. A Midsummer Night’s Dream – William Shakespeare
  7. The Big Sleep – Raymond Chandler
  8. Someday, Someday, Maybe – Lauren Graham (without the text)
  9. The Chronicles of Narnia (complete set) – C. S. Lewis
  10. Peter Pan – J. M. Barrie

Hope you have some bookish art of your own!

Love,
Andrea

9 thoughts on “Top Ten Book Covers I’d Frame As Pieces of Art”

  1. I just love that cover of Peter Pan. I totally understand you in wanting to buy all the gorgeous editions of favorite books. I own at least six copies of Peter Pan, including the one on your list. Great list!

    My TTT!

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    1. Thanks! I really like the Peter Pan one, when I found it to me it felt like something you could put in a nursery. I really like your list too, and I’m totally with you on wanting a giant map of Middle Earth!

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