Top 5 Tuesday – Top 5 Books with Buildings or Vehicles on the Cover

Happy Tuesday Everyone!

Piazza Navona
Piazza Navona, Rome – March 27th 2010

This week’s Top 5 Tuesday topic is Top 5 Books with Buildings or Vehicles on the Cover. And yet again I came up with too many options for the list this week, but I am pretty happy with the 5 I chose, with several favorites and one book I am currently reading. I have always liked architecture, churches and castles in particular, and they are some of my favorite things to take pictures on when I travel.

House in the Cerulean Sea1. The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune

Yes I am talking about this book again, but I just had to because it is such a gorgeous cover cover and it has both the house and the bus. I really do adore this book and the cover, I have yst to re-read it since I first read it last summer but I did recently put a hold on it so I can read it again soon (or at least soon-ish the hold list is still pretty long).

Lost Book of the Grail2. Lost Book of the Grail by Charlie Lovett

This book was a joy to read earlier this year and both the hardcover (which is the same design as the audio cover) and paperback have quite pretty buildings on them. The cathedral is such a big part of this book and I really love how it is reflected in the cover design.

allfalldown3. All Fall Down by Ally Carter

I adore these books, and the first book is my favorite cover of the series. The cityscape on the cover just has such a Mediterranean vibe, the country of Adria is fictional but from the descriptions in the books it is supposed to be basically along the cost of Croatia. I was thinking the city on the cover was somewhere in Croatia or Italy, maybe Rome, (it is actually pretty similar to the cover of Four Seasons in Rome which I almost picked for this list), but much to my surprise when I went to go figure out exactly where the picture is from I figured out it is actually Amsterdam.

4. Penric and The Shaman by Lois McMaster Bujold

So I had to include at least one great castle and I just started this book earlier today, it is the second in the series. I read the first book (they are novellas really) earlier this month and enjoyed it quite a bit, always happy to find a new series I like. As to the pretty castle on the cover is totally Neuschwanstein though with some flourishes, see what I mean?

5. Harry Potter Illustrated Editions by J.K. Rowling, Illustrated by Jim Kay

More HP and I may be partial to the hardcover editions that I own, there are indeed a million (or sure seems like a million) different editions and covers of these books but I do really like the covers of the new Illustrated editions. I don’t care so much for the illustrations in the book, but I think the covers are gorgeous. In particular the first three books all have vehicles of some sort on them we have the train, the flying car and the Knight Bus which I thought just made them perfect for this list.

Happy Reading Everyone!

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2 thoughts on “Top 5 Tuesday – Top 5 Books with Buildings or Vehicles on the Cover

  1. Oooh!! Very pretty!! Side note, I loved visiting Neuschwanstein when we were in Europe. It has such a fascinating story behind the architecture. Hope you had fun this week 💕


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