So I saw this post by The Book Rat that was all like “Top 10 Book Covers I’d Have as Wall Art”, and I was all, aw, man, how fun is that? I wanna do a post like that, too!
And me being the can-do, go-get-‘er-done gal that I am, I began that very hour to scour my shelves* for my picks.
*(Mind you, there’s no law that said I had to limit myself to books I own. I just figured I’d save myself a lot of dithering if I gave myself a solid guideline.)
Behold, therefore, in no particular order, precisely what this post’s title implies: The Top 10 Book(s that I own) Covers I’d Totally Put On My Wall!
1) “The Legend of Eli Monpress” by Rachel Aaron
Okay, this one’s first for a reason. I fell hard for this cover from the moment I saw it, and I’m still smitten. Between the soft color scheme and the gorgeous rascal popping out of it, I cannot but swoon.
2) “Vicious” by V.E. Schwab
‘Cause it’s all coolly villainous, much like the story inside. (My recent review here, for those who’d like a recap.)
3) “The Outlaws of Sherwood” by Robin McKinley
In part because it’s associated with a book/legend I love. Also, archer in the beautifully-painted woods!
4) “Maximum Ride: School’s Out Forever” by James Patterson
Though, in my opinion, the series took a sharp downward turn following this second book in it, I’ll not let that disappointment sour me on what a cool poster this cover would make.
5) “Stone of Tears” by Terry Goodkind
Also on the list of Book 2s with epic cover art, notwithstanding the internal face I make every time I think about the series it belongs to. (It’s not you, Richard; it’s your author’s handling of your story.)
6) “The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood” by Howard Pyle
Yeah, so what if I already included a Robin Hood book? NO APOLOGIES.
7) “Wildwood Dancing” by Juliet Marillier
Because the woods don’t need Robin hood to make me happy. A fairytale forest works, too. (Wowza, there’s so much going on in this picture!)
8) “Peter and the Starcatchers” by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
Because who says fairytales need to be restricted to the forest? Let’s take it to the skies! To the high seas! To by-gosh Neverland! That, and I really like the style/colors/composition this cover’s got going on.
9) Classic Nancy Drew by Carolyn Keene
Going through the fifty-six covers in my classic Nancy Drew collection, I found I couldn’t decide on just one. What would be awesome is if there were a gigantic poster that featured them all, lined up together in rows. I’d love that!
10) “Rose Under Fire” by Elizabeth Wein
I think it’s the gate. Together with the flutter of red and the airplanes in the sky overhead, it just all-around pleases me as an art piece.
Aaand there you have it, folks – my top ten, give or take fifty-six. Time shall tell whether they ever go up on my wall to join the likes of my sketch of Will Scarlet and Edgwyn Wyle clothes shopping and somebody’s awesome photo manip of Backstreet Boy Kevin Richardson as LOTR’s Aragorn.
What say you guys? What would be some of your picks for book cover wall art? ^^