Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Top Ten and Teaser Tuesday (9) + Tune In Tuesday (5)

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.
Top Ten Books I Read Because Of The Title Or The Cover

1. The Water Wars by Cameron Stracher
This cover is absolutely gorgeous!!! It is probably one of my all time favorite cover to ever be in existence!! It was one of the main reasons why I was drawn to the book and why I wanted to read it.

2. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
The title of this book is absolutely fan-freaking-tastic! This book is definitely on my TBR list when it comes out!!

3. Wither by Lauren DeStefano
Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous! This cover is way more amazing than your standard "girl in dress" cover (in my opinion anyways). I also really like the bird cage and the line/circle thing going on as well!

4. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
For some reason the title of this book is what made me decide to put this book on my TBR list (the cover isn't bad either!).

5. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
I don't think I have heard anyone say that this cover isn't absolutely amazingly gorgeous; and the rest of the photos that the photographer took for this series are amazing as well!

6. The Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan
For me this title also had a little help from the cover of the book to get me to put it on my TBR list. But the title does jump out at me however, it did more so with me when it was coupled with the cover.

7. The Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
I love love love masks! So when I saw this book I immediately grabbed it and read the synopsis. Plus when you see the cover in person the mask is shiny (which is also a plus)!

8. Ten Things We Did (And Probably Shouldn't Have) by Sarah Mlynowski
The title of this book gives off the vibe that you are going to be laughing throughout this entire book (someone confirmed this for me as well). So this book is definitely on my TBR list and I can't wait to read it.

9. Across the Universe by Beth Revis
I love both of these covers but the blue one with the blue print on it appeals to me slightly more than the one with the "kissy couple" on it. However, I do like that one as well!

10. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
The title of this book instantly grabbed my attention. Uglies? What kind of title is that? So I picked it up and read the synopsis which intrigued me so I read it and absolutely fell in love with this series!!

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Miz B at Should Be Reading.
Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
Grab your current read, open to a random page, and share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.
Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers.

My Teaser:

"Remember when you tried to convince me to feed a poultry pie to the mallards in the park to see if you could breed a race of cannibal ducks?"
"They ate it too," Will reminisced. "Bloodthirsty little beasts. Never trust a duck."
-pg. 199 "Clockwork Angel" by Cassandra Clare

A weekly feature hosted by Ginger at GReads! that showcases music!!

For the month of October Tune in Tuesday will be featuring songs from soundtracks.
This week I am posting music from Never Back Down.

False Pretense by Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

Above and Below by The Bravery

Under The Knife by Rise Against
Happy Tuesday!
<3 Shannon


  1. Great choices! I agree all those covers are stunning and so are some of the titles! Great teaser. I can't wait for Clockwork Prince to come out!!
    Happy reading

    My TT:http://thebookfaerie.blogspot.com/2011/10/teaser-tuesdays-7_18.html

  2. Yes, I chose Lover's Dictionary and Uglies because of the intriguing titles, too.

    I love quirky book titles. Here's my Top Ten list.

  3. I totally would've had Wither, Daughter of Smoke & Bone and Mara Dyer on my list if I 1) had read/bought them and 2) didn't actually hear about it first from bloggers rather than "judging a book by its cover" :P hehe.. love the choices!

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  4. Yes, ducks are quite untrustworthy!! Nice teaser! Wither is an awesome book.

    Here is mine

  5. I loved the Across the Universe cover, and I'm really attracted to the Mara Dyer cover as well.

    Come visit my list at The Scarlet Letter.

  6. Oh wow, great songs! I can't say that I've ever watched Never Back Down... don't even know if I've heard of it. One thing is for certain, I really like the soundtrack so far!

    My Tune in Tuesday pick!

    Btw, I love that part of Clockwork Angel. Cracks me up! AND I love the covers for Across the Universe & The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer. Completely unforgettable. Thanks!