Time for another Top 5 Wednesday. Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey from gingerreadslainey and is now hosted by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes and if you would like to join, here is the link for the Goodreads group with all the information.
This week’s topic is Inaccurate Book Covers. And this is actually one of the harder topics I’ve ever had to do for this meme. I don’t usually think about when covers are inaccurate. Usually I can definitely say when I like or dislike a cover for whatever reason, but most of the time, I don’t notice when covers don’t really say anything about the story they’re representing. So it was kind of cool to search through my books and see what I could find.
SO let’s get started!
#5: Keeping the Moon
by Sarah Dessen
Besides the fact that I still don’t understand what the title has to do with the plot of the book, I also don’t know what the cover has to do with it. This is probably my least favorite Dessen book (though I haven’t read all of them) and though it’s one of her usual summer contemporaries, the cover is too generic to really match the story inside.
by Lauren Myracle
Another contemporary cover where I don’t understand why they picked this particular cover. I get the background, the dirt road which refers to the small town the characters live in but I really don’t get the need for the flower.
#3: Nice Girls Endure
by Chris Struyk-Bonn
This is one of the editions of this book, there’s another one that is a lot more accurate than this one, but this one is the one that I read. I love this cover, I think it’s absolutely beautiful (I have a weak spot for roses) but it has nothing to do with the book which is a real shame.
#2: Ugly Love
by Colleen Hoover
I kind of have a love hate relationship with Colleen’s books but usually her covers are on point with the way her stories develop. However, I still don’t really understand this cover. The story has pretty much nothing to do with water. Or drowning. At least not that I remember.
#1: Shatter Me
by Tahereh Mafi
Now, don’t get me wrong, these are some of my favorite covers of all time. But last time I checked Juliette was not a cyclops, and this world doesn’t really have a lot of nature involved. These covers are amazing but they don’t really say anything about what the books are about which makes them totally inaccurate.
So that’s it for this post! It took me awhile to come up with these five, thank god it wasn’t more than that. I’d love to know what kind of covers you think are inaccurate for their books and what you think of the ones I chose. Thanks so much for reading and I’ll see you on my next post!