Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday (#3)

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

This week's top ten is Top Ten Books That Whose Titles Or Covers Made Me Read It

(The following books are numbered in no particular order, I'm not playing favorites :)

1) The Ashonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl by Barry Lyga
This book has a really long title. I almost didn't read this one, but I'm glad I did. It turned out to be one of my favorite contemporary fiction novels.
2) The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
Another drawing, long title. I was really set to read it when I found it was about zombies. I dislike Mary, protagonist, the most possibly of all my disliked characters. I found her to be very selfish and indecisive, which made her unlikable.
3) It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
The title, again, drew me to this book. I ended up really liking it,and turned me on to the authors great autobiography, Teen Angst...Nah. I would really recommend reading either.
4) Bliss by Lauren Myracle
The title was written in blood on top of what looks like a sixties pageant queen. Of course I picked it up!

5) Vampirates: Demons of the Ocean by Justin Somper
Vampire pirates? Obviously a must read. The setting was a little young for me, but overall I enjoyed it.
6) Suck It Up by Brian Meehl
The cover got me. One of the best covers for a vampire book I've ever seen. The book wasn't bad either.
7) The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch
I picked this one up because of it's title. For whatever reason, I love reading books about fictionalized plagues and epidemics. However, this book basically had nothing to do with a plague. The book wasn't bad, in fact I gave it 4 stars on Goodreads, I was just disappointed that the title was so misleading.
8) Zombie Blondes by Brian James
Both the cover and title were a draw for me. I didn't care for the book very much, but it led me to discover the artist behind the cover. Sas Christian does some pretty impressive and creepy stuff. 
9) Plague by Jean Ure
One of the first post-apocalyptic books I ever read. This book sparked my interest in it's genre. 
10) The Carbon Diaries 2015 by Saci Lloyd

I originally read this one because of it's title, mostly because it was supposed to take place in the future. In the end though, I didn't really care for this one.

P.S. Here are some other titles that didn't make the top ten. Many because it wasn't the title/cover alone that made me choose it.

  • The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness (title)
  • L.T's Theory of Pets by Stephen King (title/author)
  • Beauty Queens by Libba Bray (cover/author)
  • Matched by Ally Condie (cover)
  • The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Trator to the Nation: Book One, The Pox Party by M.T. Anderson (title/author)

What was on your Top Ten this week? Feel free to leave a link below.


  1. These are great covers! I definitely am SUPER interested in "The Eleventh Plague". Saw it for the first time at the bookstore yesterday and was in awe. haha!

    Great TTT! And thanks for visiting! New follower :)

  2. The cover of Plaque looks so creepy. I love the cover of The Eleventh Plague! Looks like an interesting read.

  3. Yes, I wanted Bliss because of the creepy cover. It reminded me of Stephen King's Carrie. I finally got it after a year of wanting it (still haven't read it yet).

  4. I really enjoyed reading It's Kind of a Funny Story too!

  5. Great choices I have Zombie Blondes on my tbr pile I'll get to it one day.

  6. Hi Emma,
    I want to read The Eleventh Plague--it does have a great cover.