Top Ten Dark Book Covers
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week is a book cover freebie so I chose my top ten dark book covers. I chose book covers that were literally dark or reflected the dark or intense content of the book. I tried steer clear of horror novels because that would be too obvious (plus I'm a wimp and don't really read horror).
1. The Lord of the Rings
I'm incapable of doing a list without some Tolkien in it. This is one of the copies of The Lord of the Rings I have.
2. Red Rising
All three novels have the same format: an image on a black background. Interestingly, the newest novel is going to have a white background.
3. Doctor Strange: The Last Days of Magic
All of the covers in the series have had beautiful, dark, crazy covers.
4. Sharp Objects
This one's pretty obvious.
5. The Poisonwood Bible
I stumbled on this chilling version of the cover (apologies to those who are afraid of snakes).
So Frankenstein is obviously a dark novel and has dark covers generally. I thought this one was really interesting.
7. The Foreshadowing
I love this cover. The novel is set during WWI, hence the barbed wire. And ravens are involved so the feather texture is really cool.
Shoutout to my favorite play. I like the covers of Hamlet that feature Yorick .
I like this cover because it's a seemingly innocuous picture of a girl sitting on steps and yet it's bleak.
10. Every Neil Gaiman book
Neil Gaiman's novels have such awesome book covers!