Happy Tuesday, my friends! Today’s theme for Top Ten Tuesday is typographic book covers – covers where the design is all, or mostly, words. Or, to say it another way, the cover is all about the words. This was a more difficult topic to narrow down than I anticipated so I ended up picking mostly covers that – were the title to be removed – you would have little to no idea what the book was about. That doesn’t apply to all of the ones I chose, but it does for most of them. The words really do make the cover, in these cases below.
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The Bridge Between Us by Victoria Bylin
Cynthia Starts a Band by Olivia Swindler
Dead and Gondola by Ann Claire
Edge of Dusk by Colleen Coble
Just One Kiss by Courtney Walsh
A Lady’s Heart of Gold by Sally Britton
Midnight at the Tuscany Hotel by James Markert
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Story of Water by Caroline Saunders
Children’s Picture Book
Sure as the Sunrise by Emily Ley
What about you? What do you love about covers that are all about the words? Which of my picks are your faves? Do you have any others you would add?
I just found some GORGEOUS covers when I inadvertently snagged a cheap book on Bookbub – Debbie Macomber Classics from Penguin!! It was actually the cover that drew me in! lol!
ohhhh yes!! I forgot about those – those are fun covers!
I love the typography for Cynthia Starts a Band.
My post: https://lydiaschoch.com/top-ten-tuesday-typographic-book-covers/
These all look great! I especially love the look of Cynthia Starts a Band.
it’s very intriguing, isn’t it?
Some gorgeous covers here like Cynthia Starts a Band, the embroidery of A Secret Garden and the mosaics in Midnight at the Tuscany hotel.
my post: https://inkinthearchives.com/2022/09/27/ttt-an-ode-to-jessica-hisches-book-covers/
Great selections, Carrie! Most of them are new to me.
Oh yay! Glad I was able to introduce you to some new ones 🙂
I looked though these and picked Colleen Coble’s as the one I liked best–then realized it’s the one with an actual picture in it! Ha! Guess I still like covers with pictures.
hahaha! to each her own 🙂
I really love that cover for The Secret Garden. I think it’s the first time I’ve seen it. It’s lovely!
isn’t that so pretty?!?
I really love #2. It’s so pretty, but also simple in a way.
Great list and picks of typographic covers. I haven’t read any of these titles, but these covers look really gorgeous 😍. Here is my TTT: https://herseriallife.com/top-10-books-with-typographic-covers/
Have a great week 😊
Love the mosaic look for the Midnight at the Tuscany Hotel.
isn’t that cool?
Nice. My favorite is The Secret Garden.
I love the cover for Dead and Gondola! It looks like a really interesting book!
Beautiful covers Carrie, but uggghh!! I knew I shouldn’t have looked!😂😂💜💜
hahaha but i kept it to ten this week 😀 lol
LOVE that cover for Midnight at the Tuscany Hotel!!
Hey, Carrie! Thank you for including The Bridge Between Us. I love typographic covers! They convey a feel for the story in a very unique way 🙂
my pleasure! I love the covers for that whole series – exactly for the reason you mentioned 🙂
Oo, that Secret Garden edition is gorgeous! So pretty. Thanks a bunch for visiting my website this week. 🙂