Welcome back to my Top Ten Tuesday posts! This week got given a “cover freebie”, meaning we could choose any theme on book covers and make a post about them. As it’s Spring and it’s getting sunny, I’m expecting to see a lot of happy bright posts this week!
I had a hard time coming with with a theme for this cover freebie TTT but then I remembered a laugh I had not too long ago, when trying to look up some really ugly book covers. Here are 10 misleading book covers!
Let’s start this post off with a bang. Can we guess what this book is? Anyone? A King book that involves pretty lady with big glitzy earrings? Can’t think of any?
Well, I don’t blame you. This is the brazilian cover of The Shining! No, I have no idea who signed this off as a good idea either…
No, just… no. This is disgusting and wrong. This cover of Lolita makes the book look like it’s supposed to be sexy and raunchy, BUT IT’S NOT! Plus that artwork looks like that of a grown woman, when Lolita still a young girl!
Haha, this one is just too funny! The Turn of the Screw… of course! I mean, not only is this book not about tools of any kind… there isn’t even a screw on this cover!!! It’s a bolt!!!
We all know that famous tale of Tarzan, right? The one where the big muscled man tries to seduce a monkey!
(I mean, at least this one kind of represents the book, in the sense that it’s jungley)
This book cover would be good for nothing, tbh, not just this Virginia Woolf novel.
No, Night and Day isn’t about a woman who reminds you of a serpent.
This cover is just hilarious. Why the hell does this cover for Carrie have a very androgynous broccoli headed face on it? Wasn’t the famous scene from this book all to do with blood… not grass?
This cover makes me totally cringe. I guess it’s not “misleading” per se, it’s just disgusting! “Bella & Edwards favourite book” – way to bring in a whole new tween audience into reading Wuthering Heights… a dull as hell angsty romance… oh wait, I guess that’s a perfect fit for Twilight fans!
Yes, because Anne of Green Gables was a young blonde country girl, right? Not a sassy, independent red-headed girl? No! Of course not (blonde will sell you see!)
I really don’t get this cover for Frankenstein at all. What’s with the snowy mountain / volcano and knight in shining armour character? Shouldn’t there be a monster and doctor / scientist on the front rather than a sword?
Now this is a weird one. They’ve all been weird, but this is super weird!
We all know that story, about a black ghostly figure that’s slightly ominous and creepy, called Lolita yeah? No, I didn’t think so! At least this one isn’t sexualising a minor.
There we have it ladies and gents. This was my cover freebie Top Ten Tuesday post for the week! I hope you enjoyed it, and maybe even got a laugh from one or two of these ridiculous covers!
Thanks for stopping by! xo