Cover Art For My Walls: Top Ten Tuesday

May 6, 2014 Art, Top Ten Tuesday 42

Howdy Bookworms,

It’s Tuesday again, which means the time for list making is nigh. This week the ladies of The Broke and the Bookish have asked us this week to list out ten book covers with art lovely enough to hang on our walls. I rarely notice cover art as I do the vast majority of my reading on digital devices, and I’m not what you’d consider artistic by any stretch of the imagination. However. I like pretty things, so I’m going to make a list!


1. Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah: I think this would look pretty in my dining room.


2. Wouldn’t this cover of The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield look glorious in my magical castle library with the sliding ladders? (review)

thethirteenthtale3. Have I mentioned that in addition to my obsession with penguins, I also collect teapots? I do. And that is part of the reason why I love the cover of Carol Rifka Brunt’s Tell the Wolves I’m Home so very much! (review)

tellthewolvesimhome4. Other things I love? Flowers, obviously. I also get a kick out of it when hummingbirds decide to grace my garden with their presence. They’re so cool! That said, I think that the cover art of Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman is perfection. (review)

saving cee cee Honeycut

5. Frog Music by Emma Donoghue has one of the coolest covers ever. The frogs converging and making a woman’s profile? Seriously love this. (review)


6. And while we’re on the subject of lady profiles, how pretty is this one from The House Girl by Tara Conklin? (review)


7. Sarah Addison Allen’s book covers are always gorgeous, but can we just talk about The Peach Keeper for a second? Hello, gorgeous. (review)

peachkeepr8. Also, The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern? So much whimsy. Delightful. (review)

night circus9. My main floor powder room is decked out in penguin swag, so I can totally see plastering the cover of Mr. Popper’s Penguins on the wall. (review)


10. Last but not least, let’s talk about museum style art. There’s no way Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring would wind up on my wall (unless I pull a Goldfinch, but more about that later this week.) I could, however, put a print of Tracy Chevalier’s book cover on my wall and accomplish a similar effect.



Alright folks. Home decor a la Katie. Do you have any favorite cover art?

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42 Responses to “Cover Art For My Walls: Top Ten Tuesday”

  1. Melinda

    Winter Garden is for sure a lovely cover! I’m still to read The Peacher keeper, but I think the cover drew me in as well. I have Frog Music and the cover I have is slightly different, but I prefer the cover I have. Not sure if you’ve seen my instagram pic of it?

    • Words For Worms

      I’ve seen your cover as well. Lovely, but I think the element of the element of the frogs building another picture entirely was what appealed to me most. That said, disembodied legs rock too 🙂

  2. Quirky Chrissy

    Excellent choices. I actually saw some really amazing art last weekend at the Madison farmer’s market with book pages used as the paper for skeyches and more. Hello next art project.

  3. Megan M.

    Beautiful choices, Katie! There’s a lot of gorgeous cover art out there. Usually I’m drawn to children’s book covers. I haven’t read the book, but the cover for Kiersten White’s “The Chaos of Stars” is so beautiful to me that I pinned it to one of my Pinterest boards! LOL

    There’s a company called “Ideal Bookshelf” that makes paintings of book collections you might have on your shelf. I want one of their prints some day! Here’s a link if you want to check it out:

    • Words For Worms

      I felt I should restrain myself, but I have some really beautifully illustrated children’s books with penguins on them. I could probably compile a whole list! (And I don’t even have kids!)

  4. Ashley F

    Ever notice that Frog Music and the House Girl have pretty much the same cover? I love the cover for The Night Circus.

  5. Heather

    Gorgeous! I almost put The Thirteenth Tale on my list as well. That was one of the first ARCs I ever got and I still have it. I feel hard for that cover. And the book.

    I’m only surprised there aren’t more penguin covers!

  6. Jayne

    I have framed reprints of book covers on the walls in my library and a few smaller ones framed on the bookshelf. I love them!

  7. AMB (Koiviolet)

    Great list! I really liked the cover of The Night Circus. The version I read–which was digital–had a slightly different cover when I downloaded it. It was similar to the one here, and quite beautiful.

    • Words For Worms

      I loved everything about The Night Circus, such a gorgeous book. I’ve seen a few versions of the cover but I don’t think I’ve seen any I didn’t like.

  8. Reviews From A Bookworm

    Great covers! I haven’t seen that cover of The Thirteenth Tale before but I absolutely love it, it’s gorgeous. The Peach Keeper has such a gorgeous cover too, I put that one display all the time at work. Nice picks 🙂 Here’s my TTT.

    • Words For Worms

      It’s always fun to see the differences between the covers when released in various places. I don’t think I realized how often that happened until I started book blogging!

  9. Charleen

    Someone else used The Night Circus, only it was an international cover or maybe the paperback, with the silhouette of the man and woman and the tent between them. I think I like that better than the hand holding the tent. (Is it a giant hand? Is it a tiny tent? I just don’t know and it’s freaking me out!)

  10. Jenny @ Reading the End

    Huge yes to The Night Circus cover. Oh, wouldn’t it be cool to get a whole bunch of book covers and frame them all in a row in your house? The amazing covers I’ve seen in these meme today is making me want to do it for real.

  11. Laura

    Loving this idea! The Great Gatsby and The Help covers would be my personal pick. Maybe I could use this idea for my office or future reading nook. 🙂

    • Words For Worms

      You know it! Oddly, the smallest room in my house won the penguin decor… Well. I mean, aside from my penguin butler. And some knick knacks. And my bed sheets. And virtually all of my pajamas. Oye. I might have a problem.

  12. Stacie Gorkow @SincerelyStacie

    When I read The Thirteenth Tale I remember thinking that I would love to frame the cover and hang it in our house. Then I forgot all about that until you mentioned it in your list. I also loved the cover of Winter Garden. Book covers are so important for me. It can affect the whole reading experience.

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