Hello, and welcome back to another week of Top Ten Tuesday! TTT is a bookish MeeMee hosted by the lovely Broke and the Bookish. Each week bloggers are given a topic, and set off on a daring adventure to list their very own top ten on that topic!
This weeks topic is A Cover Theme Freebie! I’ve done a topic like this before back in 2015 titled Weirdest Books Ever, in which I made a list of weird books with mostly weird covers, and a Creepy Cover list last October. So here I decided to redux the the topic: Weirdest Book Covers EVER! (Also don’t forget, bad covers don’t mean bad books.)
If you have a book cover considered weird, strange, or unusual that’s not on my list feel free to add it in the comments; or just add a link to your own list!
The Butt Hello: And Other Ways My Cats Drive Me Crazy by Ted Meyer
It’s not the weirdest on the list, but a kitty’s butt…err… hole isn’t that first thing I want to see when I’m looking on the cover of a book. At least it’s clean?
Time Ninja by Andy Schoepp
Okay, this one? I kinda want to read, but I have no idea what’s going on from the cover. A ninja on fire, robots coming from a mist, a space ship, maybe Stargate-ish portals in space? I dunno, but the ninja looks like he’s about to give jazz hands.
The Secret People by John Wyndham
I think I know why those people were kept a secret. Or is this book some kind of metaphor for people who take ‘shrooms? A ‘shroom head? Is that what the book is really about? Don’t do drugs, kids, or you’ll look like one of these!
Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding
I kind of understand where they were going with this; diary pages, Bridget’s face, yeah… got the concept. Baddd execution. I don’t want a book that looks like it’s judging me. It also reminds me of Cassandra from Doctor Who.
Twilight Of Briareus by Richard Cowper
Hold on now, this sci-fi novel came with TWO ultra freaky covers! Each book has a different blurb so I don’t know what it’s about. Something about tornadoes on Earth, everyone going sterile, aliens in the brain, and an eventual bouncing baby.
Spawn by Shaun Hutson
One person described this book as “telepathic vampire murderbabies running around killing people and drinking their blood”. Hmm. I have got to admit, the artist really knows how to make a baby look like it’s ready to murder and not just poop its diaper. Okay. That’s enough. I don’t like it staring at me.
The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse by Robert Rankin
I like the third chocolate bunny that’s dressed as a grim reaper. Seriously, hows that for an Easter bunny? This is supposedly a mystery novel in Toy Town involving a crime solving Teddy Bear. Yet another ridiculous book I kind of want to read.