Top Ten Tuesday – Judging Books by Their Covers

It’s once again time for Top Ten Tuesday hosted by the peeps at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week features a different Top Ten question or topic you can answer and join in. The topic for this week is Top Ten Books You Judged by their Covers.

This is quite a tricky question because I very seldom choose books because of their cover. I am very frugal even when it comes to books, so I feel that every single one of my centavos should count. However, I am a bookworm by heart, so I did pick up a few books based on their cover, and here’s my meager list:

1. The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka 


I don’t know why, but I seem to have an attachment for anything related to the Japanese culture. When I saw the red kyowagasa on the book cover, I did a double take and when I saw that the book was by Julie Otsuka, I was sold.

2. Matched by Ally Condie


The book cover of Matched is simple, but it’s intriguing. The girl wearing a neon green gown trapped in a globular glass gives off a mysterious vibe and draws you in.

3. Tea Time for the Traditionally Built by Alexander McCall Smith 


At first glance, I actually thought that this book must be a chicklit with its vibrant blue and pink combination, but on closer inspection, I was quite taken aback by the hippo in the teacup design.

This concludes my top ten book list. With the stacks of books I have at home, I don’t have much that i’ve picked based on cover alone. I really usually go for authors I’ve read before or through book reviews. How about you, do you have tons of books bought because of the cover? Share your own top ten now!