Cover Characteristics is a meme by Sugar and Snark- every week a characteristic is selected and we post 5 books with that week's theme.
This week's pick- Hands
This week's category is a bit different - there's no shortage of covers with hands but the question is how prominent should they be? I don't think it really matters, the main thing for me was did the cover look interesting? So... here are my picks for Hands. A few of these came to mind right off the bat, and the rest took a little searching. Which one is your favorite?
A helping hand is a good thing.
I know this one has been used but I kinda needed it for Hands- and it's a kickass cover.
I think this is a beautiful cover- the stars in the sky and the lights in the surf. One of my favorites.
I've always liked Amy Poehler and I bet this is a fun book.
Hey what's happening down there on the beach?
More hands. I kinda like this one...
Wow, this one is old.
A well known cover and one that came to mind when I saw the topic.
This one is nice and I like the blue.
The red hair falling across her face and hand, the red fingernail, even the title font- it all works for me.
I like everything about this cover. The bridge, the purplish tint to the clouds, the ripples in the water (and the way the water distorts the letters of the title).
This one is my fave. Sometimes love bites back. How can you go wrong with that?
Winterspell is my favorite. Twilight started a movement that became overused on a lot of coversReplyDelete
Winterspell is a nice cover. something about it...Delete
I like The Incident on the Bridge one a lot! You have so many good ones on here!ReplyDelete
I do too... one of my favorites. Plus I'm looking forward to reading it! :)Delete
Amaryllis and Blueberry's cover caught my eye.ReplyDelete
That is a nice one isn't it?Delete
Wow stop many great covers there. The Crimson Corset really stands out. Will need to check that one out on goodreads.ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping!
Shubba @ Wee Shubba's World.
I love that one, very nice. Fun cover.Delete
I like the Entangled cover the best. I agree about all that red. It's very striking and the way her hand is positioned really tells a story as well. Of course the first book I thought of when I saw the topic was hands is Twilight so I'm glad to see it on the list!ReplyDelete
Do you? I can see why. I like that one a lot and I think it's the last one I found... definitely very striking.Delete
This is such a cool concept! I think I am going to have to participate. I love cover art.ReplyDelete
Winterspell and your helping hand one are my faves - clever on the helping hand one.
You should jump in! It's a lot of fun... and I've found a few books I want to read through this meme as well. :)Delete
I love how you found book in which the hands weren't the biggest thing, but your attention is still drawn to them, like Across a Star Swept Sea. That one is my favorite, and my eye it drawn to the hand. And the Winterspell cover is a pretty one. Home is the Sailor seems pretty intense though. I mean, did he jump out of his car as it was falling over the cliff?! And of course I like, well, all the ones that have red in them lol. I think I've seen the Twilight so much though that I don't even know how I feel about it anymore.ReplyDelete
Thanks! Across A Star Swept Sea- love that one! That was very nearly my favorite as well. I had several I really liked this week. In fact it might be my favorite depending on when I look at them... LOL. Keep changing my mind.Delete
Winterspell is great, and Entangled I like a lot too. And Home is the Sailor- I know! I wondered the same thing about the car... :)
A helping hand ... clever twist on the theme. :DReplyDelete
Thanks! I wasn't sure about that one, but eh why not? :)Delete
Of all these, Winterspell is my favorite.ReplyDelete
Majanka @ I Heart Reading
I like that one too...Delete
You found a Nancy Drew one! Yay! I didn't find one I liked this week. I've got Twilight too, although I almost forgot it, which is crazy since I have it tattooed on my back!ReplyDelete
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Do you really? That's awesome! Ha ha I take it you were a bit of a fan? I do like looking through the Nancy Drew and other vintage covers to see if I can find one... :)Delete
You know I love the Nancy Drew's, but I think my favorite is that "Home is the Sailor." I love that retro feel on it.ReplyDelete
Isn't that a striking cover? I like it too...Delete
My favourite is the Crimson Corset - I think that cover is brilliant and I bought a copy recently just waiting now to give it a whirl!ReplyDelete
I love the more subtle ones! Especially The Incident on the Bridge, Winterspell, and Across a Star Swept Sea. Great choices, I love that you included such a variety of both prominently featured hands AND subtle hands!ReplyDelete
I do too. Thanks! Incident on the Bridge is a phenomenal cover I think, and I grab every chance I get it to highlight it on the blog (ha ha), and same with Across a Star swept sea. Awesome cover.Delete
I want to check out three of these books! Winterspell, Entangled a Crimson Corset! You were good at selling it with your "Sometimes love bites back. How can you go wrong with that?" :)ReplyDelete
They all look good don't they? I agree- I love that tagline. Almost makes me want to read it too! :)Delete
Love the "Across a Star Swept Sea" cover. Very pretty.ReplyDelete
Good point lots of covers have hands on them in one way or another. I like how the covers you picked with full bodies on them, still has some focus on the hands in some way. I always have liked the Twilight cover, it's so striking and simple with only those pale hands and the red apple. Amaryllis in Blueberry is also a pretty cover with all the blue and the flowers. And the cover for Yes Please brings an original focus to the hand, by not having is as close-up, but by the hand pointing in the air. Great picks! There are so many pretty covers out there and I always enjoy posts like these about covers!ReplyDelete
I want to read that Amy Poehler book in the worst way, but I keep forgetting to look for it when I go to the library. :)ReplyDelete
The Royal Spy is my fav cover!ReplyDelete
Thanks for joining in last week :)
Sugar & Snark