Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Five Book Covers I Would Frame As Art

1.
Possession by A. S. Byatt - I love this book and cover, and the writing at the bottom makes it eerily magical: Medusina Regina Faerie Queene

2.
Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh - Look at the patterns and the colours, what's not to like?

3.
Soul Music by Terry Pratchett - This is so kickass, the only thing that can make Death on a motorbike more awesome is the knowledge that he likes cats and has a horse named Binky.

4. 
any vintage Penguin book cover, be it blue, green or classic orange

5.

Papillon by Henri Charriere - a butterfly in chains, again, what's not to like? Plus, the fairy blue of its wings makes me all kinds of nostalgic.

I love love love this idea. The idea of framing book covers as art. For this week's Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by The Broke and the Bookish) I've only listed five, but each of these would look great in the house. Who knows, I might even get one done. Which artsy book covers do you think would add that extra touch of awesome to your room?

13 comments:

barefootmeds said...

Would you believe it, I have a Ghosh cover on my list too?! Mine only comes out tomorrow though. Love those poppies. And Possession's cover is awesome too!

Priya said...

barefootmeds - I'd scheduled it Tuesday, which it is here. ;) Can't wait to stop by and see the covers you've picked, especially the Ghosh one.

jazminjade said...

Possession by A. S. Byatt and Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh are both stunning. I must read them.

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Priya said...

jazminjade - I know, right!? They are just as awesome as they look, you should totally read them! :)

Aveek said...

Papillon's cover is particularly nice - especially if painted in iridescent colours

chrissireads said...

I really like the cover of Possession. It's really pretty.

Delia D said...

Amazing colors. I got goosebumps seeing the cover for Possession because when I read it a few years ago I wrote a poem about a butterfly under a glass and seeing this cover was like deja vu. The copy I have looks different.

disappearintoreading said...

Possession is a great cover, I keep going back to it.
I like that you did a top 5 it really showcased the covers you had. Great list!

Happy Reading! Thanks for stopping by Disappear Into Reading!

Lory said...

I hadn't seen Sea of Poppies till it appeared on several of these lists. Beautiful!
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Angela's Anxious Life said...

I love #3 so much. I had to zoom in on it and get a close look. I would frame it and hang it right in my living room~!! Fabulous!

Priya said...

Delia - That's awesome. I think Byatt has a thing for dragonflies, even the cover of The Children's Book has a beautiful ornate blue one. I love that Possession made you write a poem, it inspired me to try my hand at writing, too. :)

disappearintoreading - It's kind of simple, but it's still pretty.

Angie - Isn't it? So would I!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sue Holmes said...

Beautiful covers. The Sea of Poppies cover is so pretty.
http://crushingcinders.com/?p=723

~Sara @ Just Another Story said...

I totally agree about the Penguin vintages. They would make great pieces of art. I love classic looks like that.

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