Top Ten Tuesday: Titles or Covers that Made Us Want to Read the Book

This week’s topic has us judging books by their covers: top ten titles or covers that made us want to read the book. Thanks to That Artsy Reader Girl for another great topic!


Indiana’s Five

My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh 
A strange and at times surreal story of a woman trying to hibernate from the world for a while, with help from one of the world’s worst psychiatrists. 

The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall 
This has such a classic silhouette-style cover that drew me in immediately and perfectly reflects the story. 

Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy 
The majestic and chilling cover caught my eye last year and fits really well with the novel. 

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
Since this book was first published the cover has become iconic and I’m so glad they stuck with that same aesthetic for the rest of the series. 

Frankly in Love by David Yoon
The title and the cover of this YA novel are simple yet clever.


Pete’s Five

Piranesi by Susanna Clarke
This cover mesmerized me when I first saw it at the Green Toad bookstore in Oneonta, and it led me to pick up my favorite read of the year.

Do You Dream of Terra-Two? By Temi Oh
There aren’t many question-titles that work for me, but this one certainly does. Plus, the cover is super spooky. 

Senlin Ascends by Josiah Bancroft
Something about this cover and title feels very classic, and it’s about as literal a title as you could ask for.

How to Be Both by Ali Smith
Bewildering title. Very creepy cover. I went into this amazing book blind, and I think that’s the best way to enjoy it.

Radio Free Vermont by Bill McKibben
This title is irresistible, and it is the perfect pitch for this charming counter-culture novella.

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