My 100th Top 10 Tuesday! I love this week’s topic, though I think I’m going to have a hard time coming up with 10 things… so I’ve split it up in 6 likes, 4 dislikes… which I find that YA novels tend to fall into my dislikes quite a lot!
Ten Book Cover Trends (or just elements of covers) I Like/Dislike
- Typography | Love love LOVE all the covers with different type styles. Different fonts, layouts, looks. Love it.
- Symbolic Item | Like the covers of Twilight, or the adult covers of Harry Potter… the ones that have a solitary item makes it stand out so much more than a busy cover
- Colour-blocking | Either one solid colour or several, it’s all about the simple and dynamic colouring (rather than shading/realistic photos)
- Simplistic/Doodles | Along the lines of the Typography one, I’ve seen a lot of YA books lately with this trend and I’m loving it.
- Scenic | A well designed cover that gives a teaser to the setting is pretty impactful
- Girls in pretty dresses | You’ll notice this is on my like list as well as my dislike…..
- Girls in pretty dresses | I have this on both my likes & dislikes list. I love the eye-candy of it, the pretty covers with pretty dresses… but it’s so overdone now.
- Entwined couples | These feel so cliché to me.. yeah, it’s a love story. They’re in a passionate embrace. What else ya got?
- Changing the covers | Whether the covers change in mid-series, or they change for the paperback release.. frustrating for book collectors! (Even though in some cases, I do prefer the newer ones in the case of Shatter Me and Anna and the French Kiss!)
- Lack of diversity | This has been an increasingly hot button topic in the book world as of late but it’s true. It will continue to be a topic of discussion until things change.
And of course, what made your Top 10 list this week?
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