Top 5 Tuesday: My TBR books that have the worst covers

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Happy Tuesday everyone! That means it is time for another Top 5 Tuesday hosted by Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm. The last topic of July is Top 5 worst book covers. Since I judge a book by its cover, majority of the things I have read have pretty great covers. So I am going to get on my TBR shelf on my Goodreads and try to find some horrible covers that have a summary that at least caught my attention.

1) Pam and the Boy She Hates

Pam and the Boy She Hates

This looks too generic. Maybe she wasn’t too concerned with it, couldn’t pay for a nice one, or didn’t know how to do one herself. But I read the summary before I seen the cover.

2) Secret Heir


This has a lot of potential to be way prettier than what it is. Again, I have an issue with generic looking things.

3) The Wrath and the Dawn

The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn, #1)

I know a lot of people probably like this cover but I just don’t. At all. It is too busy for me.

4) The Supervillian and Me

The Supervillain and Me

This one isn’t too bad but still has some issues going on. The characters on the front needs some attention.

5) Fire and Bone

Fire and Bone (Otherborn, #1)

The girl throws this off for me. The city background and the title is nice. Not saying she is ugly, just looks too fake.

colorful bow border

These covers isn’t even the worst out there but like I said I judge a book by its cover too much. Sorry not sorry. By the way, I definitely need to go through my TBR shelf. What are some covers you dislike?


12 thoughts on “Top 5 Tuesday: My TBR books that have the worst covers

    • Crystal says:

      Yess, they aren’t something pleasant to look at. The Wrath and Dawn isn’t the worst but I think it’s all those shapes that throw me off. It hurts my eyes instead of the color! Thank you so much! I followed back! 🖤🖤


  1. CinaReads says:

    Gosh, the first one is so bad! I definitely judge books by their covers, which is bad, but covers are part of marketing and thus are actually really important. I also judge books by the titles, and I’ve heard some authors don’t even get to chose their titles. My least favorite cover of a book I enjoyed is the original Anna and the French Kiss cover. It looked so cringey and cheesy. Some of my cover judgement comes from the question, “would I want to be caught in public reading this book?” If the answer is yes, the likely hood of buying the book goes down by 50% lol.

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    • Crystal says:

      So true. A nice cover is so very important in marketing the part. Yes, a good synopsis is important but so is the cover. And I agree the with the title. If a title sounds intriguing and it has a nice cover then that just makes you want to read the synopsis to see if you would potentially want to read it. Sometimes a cover can be just so simple but yet so pretty.


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