Top Ten Covers I Would Change

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke & the Bookish.  It’s awesome. Every Tuesday, the lovely ladies over there give us book bloggers wonderful and fun topics to create our lists!  Check out what others have posted by going over there! http://brokeandbookish.blogspot.com

This week’s topic is-

Top Ten Covers I would Redesign

This was a challenge for me.  I really don’t pay THAT much attention to covers that I don’t like.  I have been known to pick up a book because I DO like the cover, but I usually don’t mind a bad one.  I did however find a few that I didn’t care for.  Here they are-

52031.  She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb

I just think this is weird.  Why is half of her face floating above the water?  A bit too “Dahli” for me.

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2.  Carrie by Stephen King

It might be in German-but WTF??

127990583.  Summerland by Elin Hilderbrand

I know- looks like a cool cover- fun, beachy, friends.  Totally fine until you know that the story is about a terrible car accidents that rips the lives of four teenagers apart.  Not exactly what the cover conveys?

2360934.  The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

All I see is the Lion- wearing glasses?  Why is he wearing glasses??

2274435.  Bridget Jones’ Diary by Helen Fielding

It’s just weird.

6.  The Same Cover-Different Books

Why use the same idea for different books?  They’re not sequels, so why?

7.  Movie Version Covers

I do not want to picture these people.  I want to come up with my own picture in my head- exception to this rule was Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn.  And Orlando Bloom as Legolas.

What covers do you wish you could change?

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20 thoughts on “Top Ten Covers I Would Change

  1. Totally agree about movie covers. I’ll never buy these versions. Except for covers with Viggo Mortenson. As you said, he gets to be the exception to the rule! Nice list — this week was a hard topic for me!

  2. Movie covers are definitely the worst! But! I somehow acquired a copy of The Razor’s Edge that is the movie edition, so Bill Murray is on the cover. I’m okay with that one.

  3. I hate the movie covers as well! I suppose they are good if it gets a non-reader to read, but I would rather have the original cover.

  4. Nice list, I assumed that the other ones after the devil wears prada wear sequels because of the cover, oh well maybe that’s what they were going for.

  5. I really like that Wizard of Oz cover, so I felt like I was entitled to butt in and explain that it depicts a direct scene from the story! Everyone has to wear glasses to be allowed inside the Emerald City. To protect their eyesight from the glory and shine of the city. Right. Nor that the city isn’t really green or anything.

    Of course, that doesn’t explain why the lion takes up so much cover space. Maybe the Oz groomers felt so proud of their work that they decided to upgrade him to cover girl.

  6. I have that cover of Carrie. I think it’s pretty cool because that was exactly the style of book covers at that time. The cover of She’s Come Undone however, makes me want to run away screaming.

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