This week, The Broke and the Bookish ask bloggers to list their Top 10 Favorite Covers, so today I will be breaking the age-old rule and judging a book by its cover. Since The Broke and the Bookish encourage everyone to be as specific (or general) as they wish when making their lists, I will be posting my favorite book covers from 2011. Why not 2012? Simply because the year has barely begun! There are already dozens of gorgeous 2012 book covers floating around the Interwebs, but I prefer to look back on an entire year of book covers — and 2011 had some pretty great ones!
I have actually only read two of these books so far and own a third (“The Leftovers,” “Bossypants” and Swamplandia, respectively) but I will definitely be adding some of these to my TBR list. I have no idea what most of them are about (yet), but they must be good if adorned with such beautiful art, right?
Here are my top ten favorite 2011 book covers for your viewing pleasure:
Update: Because these covers are so intriguing, I’ve added links to a review of each book; just click on the cover photo. All reviews except “The Borrower” are from the New York Times, simply because their reviews tend to come up first.