Top Ten Tuesday #37

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
Books with Beautiful Typography

I’m doing last week’s prompt this week. I was sad when I didn’t have the time to look for my favorite typographically pleasing covers. Since I only have three bookshops on my bucket list (which I’ll still share), I’ve decided to pivot yet again.

First things first, every bookshop I want to visit is in the US because I’ve never really looked into bookshops around the world. In fact, I haven’t really looked into bookshops, period. I just know these three because of authors or friends. The three bookshops I’d love to visit someday are:

  1. Powell’s Books in Portland, Oregon: I’ve had several friends visit this amazing independent bookstore and I’d like to check it out someday too.
  2. Changing Hands in Phoenix, Arizona: This is Stephenie Meyer’s home independent bookstore. They sometimes have signed books on hand. I’d love to visit and just maybe run into Meyer. LOL.
  3. Nowhere Bookshop in San Antonio, Texas: This bookstore is owned and run by the fabulous Jenny Lawson (The Bloggess). I adore her so much and I’d love to meet her and support her literacy efforts.

Okay, now that we have that out of the way, here are my top ten books with beautiful typography:

I decided to go with books only on my TBR rather than ones I’ve already read. Each of these covers draw me right in. For some it’s the typography alone and others it’s how the typography and artwork mesh together.

I also still want to share two books I’ve already read. THE COLDEST GIRL IN COLDTOWN is one of my all time favorite covers. Even though I hate that the publisher changed the covers for THE DIVINERS and its sequels, I do love the typography on this cover a lot:

I could add so many more lovely covers to this post, but I’ll stop here.

I also wanted to say I’m sorry I didn’t return comments from last week. It was a hard week, both emotionally and physically. I figure I’m allowed one week of no blog hopping and commenting. Thanks to all who did comment last week! I’ll definitely be blog hopping today and tomorrow.

What about you? Which books or bookshops made your list this week? Do we have any in common?

About Jenni Elyse

Hi, I'm Jenni. I’m an eclectic reader. I mostly read fiction and I favor fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction, mystery, thrillers, and romance. The more kissing in a book the better!
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  1. Susan (Bloggin' 'bout Books)
    Susan (Bloggin' 'bout Books) says:

    I’m so sorry you had a tough week. I hope things are looking up and you’re feeling better now. If not, hang in there and know I’m sending you lots of virtual hugs 🙂

    You should definitely come visit Changing Hands! It’s a great bookstore (there are two now, but I like the original location best). Suey and I met up there one time, years ago. It was really fun.

    Happy TTT!


    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thanks, Susan! 😀 I really appreciate that! If I do ever get to Changing Hands or Phoenix, I’ll make sure I let you know so we can maybe meet up as well.

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thanks, Nicole! 😀 It would be a lot of fun to visit Lawson’s shop, wouldn’t it? I’d love to thank her for a lot of her advice and sharing regarding mental health.

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      That’s awesome that your friend loves GILD so much. That gives me hope that I’ll like it too. 😀 And, I totally agree with your assessment of the cover.

  2. Jessica @ a GREAT read
    Jessica @ a GREAT read says:

    I’d like to see Powell’s one day too! I know another author of mine who I think was local to Changing Hands as well…but he recently moved to Canada! So yeah, won’t run into him anytime soon! Lol.

    Thanks for visiting my TTT!

  3. Marianne @ Let's Read
    Marianne @ Let's Read says:

    You found some interesting fonts there, Jenni. The Monsters We Defy and The Hollow Vows are almost paintings by themselves.

    Thanks for visiting my My TTT this week which is on books about bookshops.

    My TTT on Typographic Book Covers.

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