27 December 2011

Top Ten Covers 2011

Oh I love lists - Confessions of a Bookaholic, A Life Bound by Books, Fiktshun & Two Chicks on Books have put together a year end Top 10 of 2011 event. Today is Top 10 Covers of 2011

I'm putting my own spin on this one. As I don't buy a lot of paperbooks, mostly e-books, I don't tend to look at the covers all that often - these are also all books that I've purchased in 2011, not necessarily published in 2011.

Swan Song by Robert R. McCammon

Published 1987

Pages: 960 (paperback)

This is the reissued cover for the 2009 edition, but for me perfectly sets the scene of the post-apocalyptic wasteland of the book.

Dead of Night by Jonathan Maberry

Published: 25 October 2011

Pages: 358 (paperback)

As well as looking completely the zombie part, this book even FEELS creepy with the slightly grainy cover of the texture.
Rapture by Phillip W. Simpson

Published: 1 October 2011

Pages: 300 (paperback)

As well as the funky cover, Rapture is also beautifully presented inside the book, with page numbers and chapter headers having graphics that complement the story.
The Blasphemer by Nigel Farndale

Published:1 January 2010

Pages: 400 (hardcover)

I love the black and white colours of this cover, with silhouettes that hint at what the book is about. I have yet to read this book (bad Kat, bad!)

Meat by Joseph D'Lacey

Published: 1 February 2008

Pages: 320 (paperback)

First glance screams spooky - and I wasn't disappointed!
Zombie, Ohio by Scott Kenemore

Published: 1 February 2011

Pages: 240 pages (paperback)

Doesn't take a genius to work out what this book is about ;-) - I also love the red sky in the background - really makes the sign stand out.

Eden by Keary Taylor

Published: 6 June 2011

Pages: 408 (paperback)

Ohhhh it's going to be a dystopia, I can feel it in my bones! Great combination of bright and muted colours.

Life Among the Dead by Daniel Cotton

Published: 1 March 2011

One glimpse at this and I know exactly what this book is about - and the fantastic simplicity of it really appeals to me.

Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin

Published: 1 October 2010
Pages: 274 pages (paperback)

Now, I did say at the beginning of this post that I'm not influenced often by book covers. And this one didn't influence me to check out the book either, but if I saw this on a shelf in a bookstore I could guarantee I would pick it up. Great silhouettes.

Seed by Ania Ahlborn

Published: 1 June 2011

Great symbolism here with the tree roots, and the various shades of orange. And the gravestones. And the font. Yep, it's a creepy read too!

Some very cheery looking books hey :) but I know what I like and I'm happy to stick with it. If you're participating, leave me a link so I can come and check your favourite covers. 

And if you're not participating, let me know your favourite book cover so I can go and check it out!


  1. I love the Rapture cover. Dead of Night looks really great too!
    My Top 10 Book Covers of 2011

  2. I love the Eye on Eden! Looks as if it pierces! :D

    My Top 10 Covers

  3. Extensive list you have here! wow Cover Love definitely! love your picks!

    Here' s my Top 10 Book Cover of 2011

    Jay @ We Fancy Books



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