Random Thoughts on Books: Pretty Books!

October 11, 2012 Random Thoughts on Books and Blogging 17

PhotobucketRandom Thoughts on Books is going to be my new Friday feature.  It sounds exactly like what you think it is – my random thoughts on anything book related.

Pretty Books!

I love all books, but I especially love pretty books. I like when publishers/authors/whomever decides to add special touches to books.

Here are some of my favorites

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The Diviners by Libba Bray. I just about died when I saw how pretty this was. I want to own this book incredibly bad.
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Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne. Maps! I love when books have maps. And I think more books need maps.


Ten by Gretchen McNeil and Divergent by Veronica Roth. So pretty!

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Venom by Fiona Paul. This is what’s between the pages in the ARC, I can’t even imagine how pretty the finished copy might look.
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Wither by Lauren DeStefano. The chapter headings look like this as well as the page numbers, and some other stuff.
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Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake. I’m not sure if you can tell but the font is red. Which is awesome.
What books do you think are extra pretty?


17 Responses to “Random Thoughts on Books: Pretty Books!”

  1. Cindy Smith

    I agree Kim. I wish more publishers or who ever it is would do more of this to the books. The not only need a pretty jacket but an outfit too :)

  2. Bittner

    Since I’m stuck at work and I’m not at home and therefore able to look at all my pretty pretty books, I’m having a hard time thinking of any. I can say that red is my favorite color and because of that I have always loved my copy of The Godfather because it is a bright solid Red that I LOVE. David Levithan’s new book Everyday has an awesome cover! Of course I collect different editions of The Silver Chair by CS Lewis and some of those are particularly gorgeous. I love the covers of the Lord of the Rings edition that I’m reading now. OH OH OH you know what was a really pretty, Why We Broke Up! That one has some fantastic art work in it!

  3. Alexia561

    Have to agree that I’m a sucker for a pretty cover! So many covers are blah or look alike, that I really notice when something is different. And I love when the chapters have unique designs to let you know you’re starting a new chapter! Very cool!

  4. fakesteph

    I loooooooooooooooooooove pretty books. I bought Wither because it was so pretty. Which made me kind of disappointed that I didn’t love it more than I did.

  5. ....Petty Witter

    I know just what you mean about pretty books. I have a friend who will buy two copies of a book – one to read and one to display – if it has a particularly nice cover.

  6. Christina

    Oooh, I love the one for The Diviners! It’s so wonderful when you remove a dust jacket and find a beautiful surprise! I also like when there are cool designs on the chapter headings. Very nice!

  7. whatsontheshelf

    I agree I love when books are extra pretty! I really loved that Anna’s font was red. I blinked a couple of times to make sure my eyes were ok when I first started reading it. I am constantly checking the book without the jacket when I look at hardcover books, so I love it when they are really nice. I am reading Alice in Zombieland right now and it is gorgeous! The inside has skulls and crossbones and the chapter headings are awesome.

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  8. Jenny

    Now I’m going to sound all snotty and say I don’t read books for all the swirly designs…but I always enjoy them. Funny, I never really thought about it before.