Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Bookish Delights


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the team at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme are bookish delights, or bookish things that make me really really happy, and I’m sure everyone can relate to. The first five are related to covers and book designs, and the last five are related to the reading/shopping experience.

1. When title names in a series match

Think Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices series. I love how the title names all match. Or Marie Rutkoski’s The Winner’s trilogy. Or J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. How beautiful are the titles of those series?

2. Embossed or debossed covers

I love it when covers have lots of texture because I love feeling up my books. It’s kind of boring when book covers are just glossy and have nothing to touch. I really liked Passenger‘s cover and how the title was embossed. And I also like the debossed bits on the cover of I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson.

3. Matte, buttery-feeling covers

These are probably my favourite kinds of covers. I love just stroking them and they feel so good!!

4. Gold sprayed pages

I have the Barnes and Noble bind up of The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and it’s got the prettiest gold sprayed pages and a gold built-in bookmark to match. I looks so luxurious and beautiful. I also really love the black pages that Six of Crows has.

5. Cool designs on the naked cover/under the jacket

Don’t you just love it when you undress a hardcover book and it’s just beautiful underneath the jacket? I love the pretty silver tree that’s on the Passenger naked hardcover, and the awesome drawing that’s on the Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda naked cover. Also, can we talk about the naked cover of the UK edition of Carry On?!  I also really love when the jackets themselves have a beautiful design on the inside of the jacket, like Since You’ve Been Gone. And I’ve been led to believe that Morgan Matson’s new release The Unexpected Everything also has a beautiful picture on the inside of the jacket.


6. Reading a book in one sitting

I’m a pretty fast reader but the feeling of being so immersed in a book that you finish it in just one sitting amazes me every single time it happens.

7. Getting to the last 100 pages of a book

I love the last 100 pages of a book. It means that I’m really close to the end and I usually don’t stop reading until I get to the end, no matter how late at night it is. The last 100 page is usually when things start getting really good and ugh I just love it!

8. Discovering indie bookstores in different cities

When I’m in Sydney, I always go to the same bookstores. But when I’m in a different city where I don’t have a routine and regular stores that I’m attached to and go to frequently, I really get the chance to explore and check out indie bookstores.

9. The sound of a new package being ripped open

I don’t think this one needs to be explained…

10. When other people read and love your favourite book

all-the-light-we-cannot-see All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Read it. Please and thank you.

You’re welcome.

29 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Bookish Delights

  1. meganm922 says:

    Great list! I love all of those things. I own carry on and never even noticed the naked book. I don’t take my jacket covers off… Maybe I should to see what’s underneath?!

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  2. Jamie Wu says:

    I agree with #7, I have to know what happens at the end. And if it’s a cliffhanger… Curse you *insert author name here*! Now I just have to read the first few chapters of the next book. And next thing I know, the sun is shining through my window.

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  3. Lois says:

    I am not a fast reader in general so whenever I successfully finish a book in one day I feel like I should throw myself a celebratory party haha. I also LOVE embossed covers. It just give the book an extra layer of personality and interest.
    I’ve been really in to my historic fiction as of late so there is a very good chance I will read All the Light we Cannot See in the near future.


  4. Ksenia says:

    I’m a very kinesthetic person, so I relate so much to you points about cover texture. I love feeling up my books too. And I love when title names in a series match.
    When other people read and love your favourite book – so very true. Great post, Jenna!


  5. Jeann @ Happy Indulgence says:

    Oh man, every time I come to your blog you tell me to buy that book and it’s like every time I’m close to buying it, it doesn’t happen! Kmart had a sale and it was $11.95, but I couldn’t find it anywhere! Anyway, I’m sure I’ll pick it up sometime. I love beautiful covers and seeing images under the dust jacket too. Sadly I’m not as fast of a reader and I often get to the last few pages before I need to get off the bus, so annoying!


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