Top Ten Books that the Title or Cover Made Me Buy
1. The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas: The simple yet intriguing title forced me to purchase this book, a decision I later regretted. I had to push myself to finish this book and its now collecting dust at the back of my bookcase.
2. Juliet by Anne Fortier: I love the antique-looking rose on the cover, not to mention the romantic connotations of the name Juliet.
3. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield: The title is a two-fold suspense: what's the thirteenth tale, and if there are thirteen, what are the first twelve all about?
4. The Witch of Portobello by Paulo Coelho: I love books about magic and the contrast of the woman's red hair and blue background on the cover really caught my eye.
5. The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf: The figure of the little girl holding the necklace behind her back made me curious to read this book.
6. The Summer Garden by Paullina Simons: Of course I would have read this novel anyway (being a devoted lover of her Tatiana and Alexander trilogy) but I thought I would include it for the striking model featured on the front cover.
7. The Time-Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger: This title is pretty fantastic, though I didn't enjoy this book.
8. Divine Evil by Nora Roberts: I love the cover of the 2009 edition printed by Bantam, with the beautiful woman in the deep red cloak. Simply fabulous.
9. Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky: I love the vintage-looking cover of this book.
10. Bride of New France by Suzanne Desrochers: This title really interested me, since my heritage stems from the first settlers in Canada from France.
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