How’s the 24th of December treating you guys? I’ve been busy doing two of my favorite activities: eating and sleeping, and will catch up on reading as soon as I’m done with this post. I hope the rest of you are experiencing something similar. This is another Faves of TwentyEleven post, hosted by Nomes, featuring some of my favorite covers from the books that I read this year.
And Both Were Young by Madeleine L’Engle – even if the cover looks modern and doesn’t fit the contents of the book, I still like the wintery feel of the picture as well as the muted pink (coral? salmon?) of the title
Knife by R.J. Anderson – Love the UK editions of R.J. Anderson’s faery novels (have copies of the first three books) and they look even better in person. Knife looks fierce in this cover and I like how the metallic blue goes well with the black background
The Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta – Sadly, I have the US hardcover instead of this lovely Aussie edition but I’m thinking of getting it because I loved the book and I love this cover. I’m waiting for the US paperback though because I heard that it’s going to get a different cover and Melina Marchetta mentioned that it has a similar feel to the Aussie cover.
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater – this UK edition looks better than the US edition, in my opinion. The bright red cover is a better fit for the killer horses than the quieter maroon of the US cover. Maybe I should order a copy of this?
There you have it, folks. My favorite covers from my 2011 reads. I cheated a bit with my last two choices because those are foreign editions that I don’t have but I read the books this year so I think they’re still counted. What are some of the covers that stood out for you? Happy Christmas Eve! 😀