Top 10 of 2011 is hosted by Jessica from Confessions of a Bookaholic, Lisa from A Life Bound by Books, Jamie & Patricia from Two Chicks on Books and Rachel from Fiktshun. It's a great opportunity to go back and remember all of the books you've read in 2011. For more information go here.
This is a post full of prettiness and again it's very difficult to decide which books to include and which not. Yesterday's post was TOP 10 BOOKS I'VE READ IN 2011 and it was impossible to limit this list to ten books. That's why I cheated. Let's see whether I can stick to ten books when it comes to book covers...
Shattered Souls by Mary Lindsey
This book cover is already incredibly gorgeous online, but in real life it's even prettier. The dust jacket actually has a velvety feel to it and makes me want to hold this book in my hands all day. And I want to keep staring at this beautiful colour combination, the gorgeous rose petals and the lovely font placement all day.
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle HodkinThis book has the same velvety feel to it in real life as Shattered Souls has. The font has a silvery sheen to it and in combination with this gorgeous photo it has a wonderful three-dimensional feeling to it. This is another book I could stare at for hours!
Brightest Kind of Darkness by P.T. MichelleYes, I know that there are many book covers out there with girls in (red) dresses, but for me this is one of the best. Especially since it does not only focus on the girl, but on the whole, slightly creepy, atmosphere which portrays the story perfectly.
The Near Witch by Victoria SchwabIt's almost impossible, but it's even more gorgeous in real life. There is something wonderfully mysterious about this photo in combination with these very light colors.
Hourglass by Myra McEntireLike the first two books of this list, this book has this wonderful velvety feel to it in real life. This brings out the gorgeous colors even more. And please look at that image: she's standing on the wall!
Hereafter by Tara HudsonAgain, this is even more gorgeous in real life since it's really shiny. But I also love the colors and the choice of font for title and author. And I really like that the girl's wearing a dress (which she does in the book) and is see-through like you'd imagine a ghost to be.
Enthralled by Melissa Marr, Kelley Armstrong et al.The first thing that caught my eye wasn't the amazing authors who contributed to this anthology but this gorgeous cover. I'm completely in love with the colors and the whole atmosphere of this!
Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren SumaWow - I love the combination of blue and red in this image, I love how the girl seems to almost break through the surface and I love how they turned the photo to give this a very surreal effect. Definitely need to read this book soon!
Carrier of the Mark by Leigh FallonI absolutely love this shade of blue and how everything focuses on that - it's quite a different way to put emphasis on a girl wearing a dress. And I love how the large font doesn't overwhelm the cover.
Virtuosity by Jessica MartinezThis photo is really gorgeous and I love how it doesn't focus on any details but just the shape of the girl. The pink highlights the almost black silhouette and creates a beautiful contrast.
The Space Between by Brenna Yovanoff
Wildefire by Karsten Knight
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross
And of course I couldn't stick to ten book covers, but with just four honorable mentions I think I did quite well. Please link your Top 10 posts below and let me know about your favorite 2011 covers!