As always, Top Ten Tuesday meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is: “Cover Theme Freebie: literally anyyyything about covers….top ten covers that scream Spring, ten books with ice cream on the cover, ten books with blue covers, etc. etc.” I decided to show you all my favorite Folio Society covers….now I still have to save enough of money to buy all these pretty babies.
1. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
Illustrated by Illustrated by Andrew Davidson
“The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.”
― Agatha Christie,
2. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll
Illustrated by John Tenniel
“If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn’t be. And what it wouldn’t be, it would. You see?”
― Lewis Carroll,
3. American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Illustrated by Dave McKean
“Hey,” said Shadow. “Huginn or Muninn, or whoever you are.”
The bird turned, head tipped, suspiciously, on one side, and it stared at him with bright eyes.
“Say ‘Nevermore,'” said Shadow.
“Fuck you,” said the raven.”
― Neil Gaiman,
4. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
Illustrated by Maurice and Edward J. Detmold
“Now, don’t be angry after you’ve been afraid. That’s the worst kind of cowardice.”
― Rudyard Kipling,
5. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Illustrated by Anna and Elena Balbusso
“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”
― Jane Austen,
6. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Illustrated by Sam Wolfe Connelly
“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”
― F. Scott Fitzgerald,
7. The Shining by Stephen King
Illustrated by Edward Kinsella
“Wendy? Darling? Light, of my life. I’m not gonna hurt ya. I’m just going to bash your brains in.”
― Stephen King,
8. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
Illustrated by Ben Jones
“The important thing is moral choice. Evil has to exist along with good, in order that moral choice may operate. Life is sustained by the grinding opposition of moral entities.”
― Anthony Burgess,
9. Mort by Terry Pratchett
Illustrated by Omar Rayyan
“Albert grunted. “Do you know what happens to lads who ask too many questions?”
Mort thought for a moment.
“No,” he said eventually, “what?”
There was silence.
Then Albert straightened up and said, “Damned if I know. Probably they get answers, and serve ’em right.”
― Terry Pratchett,
10. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym by Edgar Allan Poe
Illustrated by David Lupton
“Sensations are the great things, after all. Should you ever be drowned or hung, be sure and make a note of your sensations; they will be worth to you ten guineas a sheet.”
― Edgar Allan Poe,
All pictures from Folio Society website.