Top 5 Wednesday – September 23rd, 2015


Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey at Gingerreadslainey. Every week, book reviewers all over the world are given a bookish topic and respond with their top 5 books (or elements of books) that relate to that topic. Click here for the Goodreads group if you would like to learn more about Top 5 Wednesday and join in!

This week’s Top 5 Wednesday topic is our top five favorite title fonts on book covers. The design of a cover is extremely important because it is the first impression that a potential reader gets, and is what will inspire them to learn more about the actual novel itself. We may not entirely judge a book by its cover, but it definitely plays a significant role in the book selection process of all readers.

As both a reader and an artist, I have always enjoyed every aspect of a novel, from the cover to the layout to the actual text of the story. I will admit, covers are very important to me and I can get pretty picky when choosing what edition I want to buy. I also happen to be a huge typography nerd, so I love covers with unique and beautiful title fonts.

It was tough to chose, but here are a few of the books that I think have both distinctive and gorgeous title fonts!

  1. The Singular and Extraordinary Tale of Mirror and Goliath by Ishbelle Bee


  1. The Assassin’s Apprentice/Royal Assassin/Assassin’s Quest by Robin Hobb

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  1. The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North


  1. Jackaby/Beastly Bones by William Ritter

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  1. Cinder/Scarlet/Cress/Winter by Marissa Meyer

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What are your favorite book title fonts? Let me know in the comments!


14 thoughts on “Top 5 Wednesday – September 23rd, 2015

  1. Great choices! πŸ™‚ I’m pretty sure most of the reason I want to even read Jackaby is because of how beautiful the cover design is, surely something that lovely must contain an equally lovely story.

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    • Jackaby’s cover is fantastic, isn’t it? πŸ™‚ I don’t usually do this, but it was the main reason why I picked it up in the first place! I read it earlier this year and, while it’s probably not everyone’s cup of tea, I absolutely loved it. It’s a very fun and quirky read; sort of Doctor Who meets Sherlock Holmes.


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