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Monochrome (as clear as black & white): A Top Ten List

In case you haven’t noticed, I happen to like black & white. My blog design is black and white, my photo is black and white, my bedroom is shades of charcoal and white (black walls seemed a tad too…much). So in a bit of a twist on today’s top ten list (which is favorite book covers of all time – as hosted by The Broke and The Bookish), I am sharing my favorite book covers that are primarily…(wait for it)…black and white.


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Truly, in no particular order (and yes, I went through a Camus phase, which I think is a right of passage for almost every 19 year old):

10. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. I no longer use The Bell Jar as a test of affection (as I once did), but I would love you forever if you could find The Bell Jar in this particular edition.

9. The Stranger by Albert Camus

8. The Fall by Albert Camus

7. Animal Farm by George Orwell. I still quote Animal Farm all the time.

6. The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks. One of the best disturbing books I’ve read.

5. Moonraker by Ian Fleming

4. Notable American Women by Ben Marcus (author of The Flame Alphabet, a fantastic, colorful cover)

3. Moby Dick by Herman Melville

2. Jaws by Peter Benchley

1. The Road by Cormac McCarthy

What’s your favorite book cover of all time? Do you like black and white? Or are you one of those crazy people who adore color? I happen to like yellow and pink.

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