It is time again for another Top Ten Tuesday, which is hosted by the lovely bloggers at Broke and Bookish! For those of you who aren’t aware of Top Ten Tuesday it’s a weekly meme where book blogger create lists based on a particular theme.
For this week, our theme is centered around cover trends! I’ve decided to focus on cover trends I’m a fan of and although some of the trends I’ve listed below are not necessarily current (some may be a few years old now), they’re all trends that I like!
I love it when a cover uses strong typography as the main focus of the cover!
I’m always a sucker for a cover with a gorgeous gown on it!
Sometimes I get sick of covers with photos of people’s faces on them. Just give me some good ol’ illustrated cover artwork!
Covers that focus on a specific symbol rather than a person is always a good thing. I particularly like it as a middle grades librarian because it doesn’t alienate students based on the skin color of the cover model.
There is just something so appealing and mysterious about a gorgeous wrought iron gate!
To me masks on covers represent decadence and mystery. I like both!
This is another cool way to show a person without focusing on the cover model’s skin color!
I have no idea why these have been popping up so much, but I like the idea of the boat representing a journey of some sort.
Any implication of a steampunk setting and I’m all over it!
Animals and creatures bring another cool alternative to whitewashing book covers!
What about you? Do you also love the trends on my list or did I list some you’re not a fan of? Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section!