This is an interesting question. As I go through my book shelves, I see quite a number of book covers I wish I could effect a change to them although they have interesting stories. But I wouldn’t be able to give all ten lists instead, I would give four.
1. A Grain of Wheat by Ngugi Wa Thiong’o
This is an excellent book by all standards and having known Ngugi for his writing capabilities, I dare say, I did not like the cover of the book. In fact, had it not been for the name of the author on the book, I would have passed by the book the very first time I saw it in the bookstore. And this would have meant that, I would have passed by a good book.
2. No Easy Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela
My copy of this book is published by Heinemann. I think the publishers would have done the book a good favour by capturing the picture of Nelson Mandela on the front cover. I did not like the cover colour too – It looks too dull for my liking.
3. Iron Weed by William Kennedy
This particular book did not attract me at all. I think it has something to do with the colour design – too pale and dull.
4. Second-Class Citizen by Buchi Emecheta
I like the colour combinations but the design is not appealing to me. But Emecheta is an extremely good writer.
So what about you? What book covers do you wish to redesign? Let me here from you!
Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This meme was created because we are particularly fond of lists at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!