Three favorite book covers for this week's Book List Meme? Wow. This is a hard one! I will do what Rebecca did and highlight the elements of three covers that are typical of those I like.
1. Bright colors, dark silhouettes, plants, reading ... I like everything about this Book of Lost Things cover. My cover is a dark purply blue with gold silhouettes that are thornier than these. I like both!
2. I really like sepia tones and the historical sketch sets the mood before you even open The Dante Club. The blood droplets are a nice touch too. I will make sure never to count how many books I own with faux blood on the covers. I'm sure it's too many to be considered fully sane!
3. Again, this cover begins to tell the story of A Beautiful Blue Death before we open the book -- but with a beautifully set photograph. I love the pale but bright colors on this one.
As you can see, I'm not a huge fan of people on the covers of books. What about you?
Judging these books by the marriage between covers and story,