Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Top Ten Books I Bought Because of Their Covers or Titles


Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. You can find upcoming topics at their Top Ten Tuesday page.

Top Five Books I Bought Because of Their Covers:


 

















Top Five Books I Bought Because of Their Titles:

No Matter How Much You Promise to Cook and Pay the Rent You Blew It Cauze Bill Bailey Ain't Never Coming Home Again: A Symphonic Novel by Edgardo Vega Yunque (I saw this book at my favorite used bookstore and I couldn't resist buying it. I've never seen a book with a title this long. I still haven't read the book yet, even though I bought it years ago when I was still in high school.)

The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror by Christopher Moore (I read this right away when I got it in the mail, and it did not disappoint. It's freakin' HILARIOUS!)

The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe (The cover is pretty awesome too. I'm honestly not sure if I bought it more for the title or for the cover. It might be a tie.)

The Time It Snowed in Puerto Rico by Sarah McCoy (Technically, I didn't actually buy this book but won it in the first-reads giveaways on Goodreads, but I'd say that 70% of the reason I entered to win was because of the title. It turned out to be one of my favorite Goodreads wins, though that may have had something to do with the fact that the author also sent a box of Puerto Rican goodies along with the book :D )

Sexing the Cherry by Jeanette Winterson (Alright, I didn't buy this book either-I checked it out from the library-but how could you not be curious enough to pick up this book after reading the title?)

20 comments:

  1. That first title is AMAZING. I wouldn't be able to resist buying it either if I ran across that book too.

    Also I love the Die for Me cover. Between the Paris layout and the dress and the wrought-iron-ish flowers - it's so, so beautiful!

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  2. I think I bought The Stupidest Angel for the title, too! What a goofy title.

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  3. I bought The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test for the title too, lol. I was too curious to let it go. And it's pretty awesome.

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  4. I chose Firelight and Die For Me, too. I was going to put Nightshade on there as well, but I ran out of room. Some of the book titles you listed are hilarious, especially "The Stupidest Angel..." That really cracked me up.

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  5. I have a feeling Hereafter is going to make quite a few lists, it's so gorgeous! And I love that title for the Christopher Moore book. Need to read his books soon!

    Great picks! If you have a minute stop by to see what I picked this week at There's A Book.

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  6. Hereafter has such a pretty cover. I've been tempted to buy it just because of it.

    Great choices!

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  7. Have you read Die for Me? What did you think?

    This is off topic but... How are you like Stiff? I see it on your currently reading. I'm kind of morbid but it is one of my all-time favorite books.

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  8. Some beautiful covers there - Hereafter and Die For Me are stunning

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  9. Helen of Troy is a fantastic cover! So beautiful.

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  10. I have The Stupidest Angel, but haven't got around to reading. Have to fit it in before Christmas.

    Top 10 http://t.co/RhV51NuE

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  11. Love the first one!!! So niceee

    New follower :D
    Here's my list http://passionfornovels.blogspot.com/

    Gemma
    xxx

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  12. Really love the cover for Die for Me. I'm obsessed with the Eiffel Tower so this one was a fast favorite in my eyes!

    Kristan @ Lost Amongst the Shelves
    P.S. Come check out my blog's first giveaway here

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  13. Hereafter is so beautiful in person. Die for Me is pretty as well. Great list!

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  14. You have some great titles. I'll have to check out The Stupidest Angel. Neat list! If you want to check out my TTT, here it is http://novelminded.blogspot.com/2011/10/top-ten-tuesday-3.html

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  15. I totally bought Nightshade for the cover! I'm patiently waiting for my copy to arrive :)

    New follower, you can see my TTT here!

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  16. I love the die for me cover. Here's my Top Ten

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  17. @ Alexis-I really loved Die for Me. It's one of the few books that I've read in one sitting.

    I'm enjoying Stiff a lot. It's not really laugh out loud funny for me, but it is humorous, and there are a bunch of interesting facts in this book. I'm especially enjoying the footnotes. They have some of the most interesting stories and tidbits of the entire book.

    If you have a weak stomach, though, I'd still clear of parts of this book, particularly the chapter on decay. That one gets pretty gross.

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  18. I love the cover of Die for Me! I haven't bought my copy yet, but I can't wait. I've been reading so many good things about it :)

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  19. They're all gorgeous, I'm a new follower, my WOW http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1290964574l/8621470.jpg

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