Top Ten Tuesday: Cover Redesigns I Loved or Hated

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is:

Cover Redesigns I Loved or Hated


Penny Reid’s Knitting in the City Series:

I don’t like how everyone is changing to cartoon covers, but I do feel these ones represent the series and books better.

I Like Both

Elle Kennedy’s Off-Campus Series

I like the original abs cover, but the new ones are cute too!

Claire Contreras’s Darkness Series

The new cover is okay, but I definitely prefer the original with the girl on the cover.


I Can Be A Better You / Bad Mommy

I get the title change, but I really liked the old cover and title.

Staci Hart’s Tonic Series

Staci Hart’s

I like the real people covers so much more.

34 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Cover Redesigns I Loved or Hated”

    1. I’m sorry you feel that way. I like them. I think it’s because they are usually used on sports romances and it’s an easy way to recognize them.

      1. True, it does make them easy to recognize. Since these aren’t the types of books I read, I guess it makes it easier for me to avoid them! Matter of taste. Glad you like them. I know lots of people do.

    1. I like them too. I was surprised because I’m not really into the cartoon cover craze. You should try them out! They’re in KU. Beauty and the Mustache is my fave.

  1. I adored the original cover for the Off-Campus series, but the redisgns surprised me as well. I was not expecting to like them as much, but they are cute.

  2. Wow, you’re right — a lot of those went for more cartoonish covers! I’ll admit, though, I like that style. But it has to fit the content. With the cartoonish style I expect a more meet-cute type of romance, while the abs or open shirts make me think more of bodice-rippers.

    1. The fitting the content is exactly right! Helena Hunting did Meet Cute cartoon and it wasn’t a cutsie story at all. It really through me off.

      1. That’s something that makes me unlikely to go back to a series, and yet I’m rarely aware of why. But when expectations don’t match the reality, it’s hard to know what you’re getting.

  3. I am so in love with the illustrated covers. I never saw those alternate covers for the Off Campus books, but I think I like the naked torsos better. πŸ˜‚ Reid always does great covers. She is so talented.

  4. I feel like everyone is jumping on the cartoonish illustration bandwagon and the covers are starting to blend together. That said, I liked the old Knitting in the City covers but I think the new ones are super cute.

  5. What a fun topic! I actually usually prefer the cartoon covers, but not for the Staci Hart books. I actually really like the newer Off-Campus series covers. However, I have not read any of these although they are all on my TBR pile. Where should I start?

    1. Yeah, I know a lot of people don’t like them. I’m glad you like the new ones, though!

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