TGIF // Ugly YA Cover Art!

TGIF @ Greads // What are some of the worst book covers that hold the best stories inside? Don't be embarrassed show us your cover! TBH, I really struggled to find any novels in my favourites pile with terrible covers. What you're seeing below is a list of average covers that are actually easily dealt with once you peek inside the book. I guess YA really is renowned for it's quality cover art, if not it means I'm subconsciously totally vein and only reading books with beautiful covers.

And Then Things Fall Apart1. And Then Things Fall Apart by Arlaina Tibensky
A particularly plain cover. It does slightly represent the text at hand (love, typewriter) but it doesn't seem to have done very well in capturing the attention of the reader. Something a little bit more fun would be suited to this novel.

TBH, this one looks like it was self-published and the cover art put together by a person with zero design experience. Although it does represent the content in a way (Goth, Prom).

3. Does My Head Look Big In This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah 
Does My Head Look Big In This?
This one kept me extremely entertained on a roadtrip awhile back yet I made sure to hide the cover from the general public as it looks heaps childish. 

Love Story4. Love Story by Jennifer Echols 
Another cover that looks like it was designed by someone with very little experience. If it weren't for Jennifer Echols name on the cover, I'd assume this was a self-published novel.

5. Perfect You by Elizabeth Scott
Perfect You
I read this one such a long time ago but I can recall wondering why the cover looks so damn awkward. I expect so much more from an Elizabeth Scott novel!

Q: Which of your favourite books have the worst of covers?

Top Ten // Books I'd Like To See Made Into A Movie

It's time for another edition of Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by The Broke and The Bookish). This week's topic revolves around those mysterious book to movie adaptations and highlights the books I'm hoping will be transformed ASAP.

1. Perfect Chemisty by Simone Elkeles
It seems like all my picks are romance-related... I guess chick-lit films aren't as successful or challenging to make as a dystopian. Don't get me wrong I love the current craze following in the footsteps of The Hunger Games but when all that dies down, can we please turn PERFECT CHEMISTRY into the irresistible films it deserves to be :D

2. Jessica Darling series by Megan McCafferty
I hear this one is currently being scripted so lookout for your next dose of Marcus Flutie in the the form of a rather popular actor as shown below. 
3. Deadly Little Secret by Laurie Faria Stolarz
I'm guessing this rather popular series hasn't been made into a film yet due to it's similarities with Twilight but it's so much more than that. I'm yet to complete the series but hopefully it wraps well and catches the attention of producers.

4. Any Sarah Dessen Novel 
Okay, so that Mandy Moore film based on Someone Like You and That Summer was pretty awful... but think of how much Sarah Dessen's novels have improved since those dark days. It probably won't happen but I'd love to see who would be cast as Owen in Just Listen or Wes in The Truth About Forever. Please Make This Happen, People!
5. Slam by Nick Hornby
I read this one such a long time ago, I'm surprised it's not already a film considering almost all of Nick Hornby's other works have been successfully adapted into film most notably About A Boy. An Education & my personal favourite Fever Pitch.

6. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Just looking at the props as shown below makes me super keen for this movie, we haven't had a good American in Paris flick in such a long time. Who doesn't love the idea of falling in like at boarding school. 

7. Across the Universe by Beth Revis
I'm pretty sure the trekky fans would eat us alive for entering their SciFi universe with a Young Adult adventure but it'd be worth the risk to see Amy and Elder on the big screen.

8. The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
The perfect mixture of misery and longing with a love triangle thrown in for good measure. Plus, it wraps with a wedding, woo for Belly! 
9. Feeling Sorry for Celia by Jaclyn Moriarty
With the success of Tomorrow, When the War Began, Hating Alison Ashley & Looking for Alibrandi, it makes perfect sense to follow in the tradition of popular Aussie YA adaptations and flip Jaclyn Moriarty's hilarious teen series into a film starring our fave local actors.

10. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
Another perfect romance, I don't know why this one hasn't been picked up yet. It manages to take a cliche of meeting on a plane and falling in love to a whole other level <3

I also stumbled upon a quite a lot of movies already in the works and they just so happen to be a few of my favourites, yay! I can't wait to see each of these films hit the cinema and create waves amongst the blogosphere and beyond! Follow the links to keep track of them on your IMDB watch-list.

Q: What books would you like to see made into a movie?

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