The week Top Ten Tuesday -- hosted by the ladies at The Broke and the Bookish -- is a dreaded freebie. I hate freebies -- I am apparently not clever enough to think of interesting topics on my own! But, alas, I love lists so much that I endeavored to come up with something, so we have: the 10 most beautiful covers of books I've read the past two years.
I absolutely judge books by their covers and I even have a blog feature comparing a book's various versions of cover art (see my most recent post here or click on the "book covers" label in the sidebar). I like lots of color, bright hues, pretty fonts, paintings/drawings/pictures, and good design, and I enjoy covers that have embossing and/or texture. I don't typically like pictures of real people/photographs on my fiction covers. Looking at the covers below, I think it's safe to say I like a good ol' pop of red!
Do you judge books by their covers like I do? What do you prefer when it comes to cover art? Which of the covers below is your favorite?