Monday, May 1, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme started by the Broke and the Bookish.  Each week they chose a new meme and bloggers pick their Top Ten Books, TV Shows, Movies, etc that fit that theme. This week theme is: COVERS! It was kind of a freebie week on what kind of covers we chose, and I went with the cheesiest covers I own.  These are covers that when I saw them I had to add that copy to my shelves.  Despite the fact a probable owned another copy.  I love a cover that makes me laugh!

  1. The Time Machine by HG Wells - I came across this edition about a year ago while garage sale shopping with my mother, and it's so bad it's wonderful!
  2. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde - Not only is the one of my favorite Gothic stories, but the cover is fabulous.  Whose doesn't want to own a book with Ryan Gosling on the cover!
  3. Lost Boy by Christina Henry - I love the covers to all her books, because they are a prime example of why you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover. 
  1. Die Softly by Christopher Pike - Really all of his original covers from the 90's are pretty amazing, but for some reason of all of his stories this is the one I remember the best.
  2. The Ear, the Eye, the Arm by Nancy Farmer - This will forever by the weirdest, and coolest, book of my childhood.  Plus who doesn't love a baboon on the cover of anything!?
  3. The A-Z of Victorian Crime - I love the old newspaper illustration on the cover. I've picked up several books with these kind of covers



  1. The Journal of Professor Abraham Van Helsing by Allen C. Kupfer - Not only do I love books like these that center around a favorite lit. character, but the cover is just fine and simple and cheesy. In fact I forgot I had this little gem until this week. Now it's going on vacation with me.
  2. The Case o the Baker Street Irregular by Robert Newman - I just can't get over the ruggedly handsome Sherlock!  Or, how his eyes kind of follow you...
  3. Gaslight Arcanmum - This is a book of shorty stories I picked up a second hand book store about a year ago.  I love just how kind of Creep Show the cover is.
  1. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - My flatmate found me this version at least 2 years ago at Half Price Books.  Not only is this story my favorite in the Sherlock Holmes series, but this is my favorite version of the cover!!



What's your favorite book with the cheesiest cover?!

11 comments:

  1. I own those exact covers of The Time Machine, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Die Softly, and The Hound of the Baskervilles. Weird Covers are my thing!

    Savannah @ ReadingBifrost
    http://www.readingbifrost.com/top-ten-tuesday-weirdest-book-covers/

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    1. YAS! Someone else after my own heart!

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  2. I enjoy a good retro cheesy cover every now and then too, there are some great ones around. Of the ones listed I think my fave is this copy of The Picture of Dorian Gray.

    My TTT: http://www.teaandtitles.com/cover-theme-ttt/

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    1. Pulp Fiction is the name of the publishing house and they have some rad covers!

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  3. There's nothing like old children's book covers for cheese. Great books with bad covers? Are you listening, publishers?

    https://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2017/05/book-covers-made-ya-look.html

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    1. We can only hope they are! I miss the old school like 70s fantasy covers. They were the best.

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  4. The Ear, The Eye, and The Arm! I forgot all about that book but I absolutely loved it! You've got some fantastic covers there! :)

    Here's my TTT:
    https://bookmarkedbliss.wordpress.com/2017/05/02/top-ten-tuesday-cover-freebie/

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    1. Thank you! It's just a strange little gem of a book.

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  5. LOL, love this take on today's topic! I remember those Christopher Pike covers really well. Those were my favorite books back when I was in junior high/high school :)

    Happy TTT!

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    1. Well thank you! Same, I have half a mind to give a few of them a second read for old times sake.

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  6. Love this. Aren't most Christopher Pike covers cheesy?

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