A fun list meme hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish.
Top Ten Book Cover Trends I like/Dislike
1.) Bright colors! - Because colors are fun!
2.) Unfocused images - There is something that screams "mysterious" about these to me.
3.) Simplicity - Simple really IS better.
4.) Distressed pages - You know the pages where the edges are all chewed on looking.
5.) Colored hardbacks under the dust jacket - I've got to admit that I've bought books based what color the actual book is.
1.) Kissing couples - I can't read these in public unless they are e-books.
2.) Sci-fi/Fantasy covers - I've just honestly never liked these.
3.) Covers that have nothing to do with the content of the book - How misleading!
4.) Stock images - I understand that a lot of self published authors have to do this, but I've seen a lot of big name authors with stock image covers as well.
5.) Movie covers - Necessary for more revenue but they are almost never as good as the originals!