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. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
Oh wow. This is going to be a really intriguing one – it’s noted ‘Book covers with a design that is all or mostly all words‘ on the site, but also that books with nice typography are suitable. I might have to do a mix of both, depending on what I find!
Top Seven Books With Typographic Book Covers
(Submitted by Mareli @ Elza Reads)
The Death of Jane Lawrence – This book stands out with the prominent positioning of the title on the cover, and the way you can instantly tell from the typography alone what kind of book you’re about to sink into.
A Little Gay History of Wales – Another one where the title takes up almost the whole page, it’s hard for this not to catch your eye. It sets the tone for nonfiction, but has a really nice emphasis on ‘Gay’, and has ‘Wales’ as the second largest word. My review.
Fight Night – This cover is, firstly, gorgeous. The typography is the cover, and the font really shows the child POV used in the novel. I adore the little plane right in the middle too. My review.
Dread Wood – Another where the typography helps this stand out. The way Dread Wood is written is enough to be chilling, especially with the way the words slope, as if written into the very ground itself. My review.
Instructions for Dancing – The typography here really catches the attention, with beautiful writing against the flowers. It blends in so nicely to the costumes, too – I love this one. My review.
Kate In Waiting – This is absolutely gorgeous – the title takes up most of the cover, but immediately hints at the theatrical nature of the story and the whole concept of ‘name in lights’. My review.
You Should See me in a Crown – Okay but seriously, how beautiful is this cover? That font works brilliantly with the crown itself, and I absolutely adore her smile right there in the middle. This is a title that instantly attracts you. My review.
So there we have it – my top seven books! What are your favourite typographic covers?