TTT: Book Covers I'd Frame As Pieces Of Art

And we’re back to using prompts from The Broke and the Bookish. I think this week’s Top Ten is pretty self-explanatory. Feel free to comment or tweet with your personal favourites.

Top Ten Tuesday


This one is a hard one for me – mostly because I don’t like that many covers of the books that I tend to read – or, I mean, I wouldn’t really want them framed an on my walls. Hmmm… I think I am too grown up for posters on my walls.

1. Anything by Shaun Tan (check out the guest posts about him!)


2. Something dystopian and creepy… like Lord of the Flies covers!

3. Picturebook covers that are kind of creepy too, like The Dark by Lemony Snickett – what could be in that darkness?


4. And fancy covers made to look old, or really old covers would be very cool to have as wall art. Something like The Midnight Folk – haha, or maybe just anything with foxes…



I try to keep my walls from becoming cluttered, but there are a few book covers I wouldn’t refuse on my walls.

Puzzle Island by Paul Adshead


Wolves by Daniel Wood (photographs of wolves!)


Animal Wisdom by Charles van Sandwyk, who is an immensely charming and warm-hearted man, and whose drawings, especially those of birds, I admire a great deal.

Charles van Sandwyk - animal wisdom

The Minstrel and the Dragon Pup by Rosemary Sutcliff and Emma Chichester Clark, not because this image is my favourite of the ones in the story, but because I love the story so much.

the minstrel and the dragon pup


Reflections on the Magic of Writing by Diana Wynne Jones because, well, it’s Diana Wynne Jones and this is the best of the covers for that book.

  Jones - Reflections (cover 2)

And possibly also The Pleasures of Children’s Literature (2nd edition) by Perry Nodelman and Mavis Reimer, because the artwork is so fantastical. I forget whether it was done by Trina Schart Hymen or not, but it reminds me of her style.

Nodelman and Reimer - The Pleasures of Children's Literature (2nd ed.)





Hopefully, the covers speak for themselves.


Turns out, I like quite a few covers enough to put them on a wall.