Gorgeous covers #TopTenTuesday

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is:

It’s a cover freebie!

So I’m just going to go ahead and pick some gorgeous cover art that has caught my eye recently.

These are all books on my TBR list and the links are to the Goodreads pages.

Grown by Tiffany D Jackson

This one definitely stood out for me. Love it! Especially the way the title is in the earring.

Instant Karma by Marissa Meyer

Adorable!! I love the fun use of the backward tandem bike and the heart-shaped bag! Although I later did a double-take as I realised this is a book by Marissa Meyer, who wrote the Lunar Chronicles series.

We Are Not Free by Traci Chee

Love how this is graffiti and real life (?) combined, which I only realised when I looked at it in larger size instead of the thumbnail.

Super Fake Love Song by David Yoon

Really fun cover, from the use of the font to the record.

Remote Control by Nnedi Okorafor

Ok I am just excited to learn that Okorafor has a new book coming!

Sisters by Daisy Johnson

Definitely an eye-catching one!

Pine by Francine Toon

I like how stark this one is, and with that missing back of the deer, gives me a somewhat eerie feeling, which according to the Goodreads synopsis, suits the book.

Bestiary by K-Ming Chang

I’m especially intrigued by why the tail is going down that hole….


Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018.

Titles that would make great band names #TopTenTuesday

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is:

Titles That Would Make Good Band Names

This was a fun one. Where I can, I’m going to try to add names of actual bands so you can have an idea of what type of band this might be, with links to Youtube.

 

Bloodlust and Bonnets – Emily McGovern

Rilo Kiley

They Called Us Enemy – George Takei

Sharon Van Etten

An Elderly Lady is Up to No Good – Helene Tursten

I have no clue, but I still think this would be an awesome band name! Any suggestions?

Machines Like Me – Ian McEwan

The New Pornographers

Not Your Sidekick – CB Lee

Paramore

The Siren Depths – Martha Wells

Florence and the Machine

The Beast Player – Nahoko Uehashi

My Morning Jacket

The next few seem like they would fit some kind of death metal or heavy metal, which I don’t listen to.

The Shadow Land – Elizabeth Kostova

Pumpkinheads – Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks

All Systems Red – Martha Wells

 


Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018.

Top Ten Tuesday: New-to-Me Authors I Read In 2018

I actually read A LOT of new-to-me authors last year – even more than the number of authors whose books I’d already read!

But here are my top 5

Ling Ma

Her debut Severance was SO GOOD (my thoughts) and it won the Kirkus Prize for fiction last year.

Here’s an interview the Paris Review did with her.

Michelle McNamara

Sadly, her book I’ll Be Gone in the Dark was only published after her death (my thoughts)

Kwame Alexander

Loved his book Swing, a YA story with a lovelorn young man as its main character.

Vivian Chien

A cozy mystery series set around a Chinese restaurant? Yes please (my thoughts). There are three books in this series – can’t wait to read the rest.

Ichigo Tanako

Orange

What a story! Orange is a manga series I’d recommend, especially if you’re new to manga (my thoughts).



Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018.