Great Books with BLACK covers
Since we are getting fun lists with colors on book covers I thought I would add the one for Scorpio which is Black!
1 The Hunger Games (The Hunge...
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2 Twilight (Twilight, #1)
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3 Eclipse (Twilight, #3)
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 900,691 ratings
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4 New Moon (Twilight, #2)
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3.54 of 5 stars 3.54 avg rating — 926,526 ratings
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5 Breaking Dawn (Twilight, #4)
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6 Beastly (Beastly, #1)
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 107,162 ratings
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7 The Fellowship of the Ring ...
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8 Looking for Alaska
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 361,250 ratings
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9 Coraline
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 198,905 ratings
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10 Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy...
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 235,101 ratings
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11 The Last Olympian (Percy Ja...
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4.47 of 5 stars 4.47 avg rating — 273,232 ratings
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12 The Return of the King (The...
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4.48 of 5 stars 4.48 avg rating — 334,334 ratings
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13 The Two Towers (The Lord of...
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4.38 of 5 stars 4.38 avg rating — 343,649 ratings
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14 Marked (House of Night, #1)
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 260,709 ratings
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15 The Giver (The Giver #1)
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 810,266 ratings
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16 Vampire Academy (Vampire Ac...
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 272,852 ratings
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17 Animal Farm
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 1,289,589 ratings
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18 Beautiful Creatures (Caster...
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 262,464 ratings
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19 Dracula
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 406,350 ratings
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20 Chosen (House of Night, #3)
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 124,989 ratings
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21 The Road
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 378,057 ratings
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22 Blood Promise (Vampire Acad...
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4.4 of 5 stars 4.40 avg rating — 165,976 ratings
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23 Frostbite (Vampire Academy,...
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4.34 of 5 stars 4.34 avg rating — 172,686 ratings
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24 Betrayed (House of Night, #2)
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 170,376 ratings
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25 Shadow Kiss (Vampire Academ...
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4.43 of 5 stars 4.43 avg rating — 168,291 ratings
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26 Untamed (House of Night, #4)
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 148,775 ratings
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27 Sense and Sensibility
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 555,064 ratings
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28 Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 98,143 ratings
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29 A World of Terror (ASMSG Co...
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4.8 of 5 stars 4.80 avg rating — 56 ratings
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30 The Short Second Life of Br...
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3.53 of 5 stars 3.53 avg rating — 125,078 ratings
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31 Go Ask Alice
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 139,304 ratings
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32 Kissed by an Angel (Kissed ...
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33 Tempted (House of Night, #6)
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 105,130 ratings
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34 The Awakening and The Strug...
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3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 57,074 ratings
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35 Sleepless
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3.53 of 5 stars 3.53 avg rating — 2,258 ratings
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36 Silence (Hush, Hush, #3)
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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 117,189 ratings
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37 Fairy Tale
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3.43 of 5 stars 3.43 avg rating — 3,889 ratings
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38 Poe: Poetry and Tales  (Lib...
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39 Tagebuch der Anne Frank
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 1,255,919 ratings
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40 Wuthering Heights
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41 The Dark Divine (The Dark D...
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 27,102 ratings
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42 Last Sacrifice (Vampire Aca...
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43 Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush, #1)
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 270,958 ratings
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44 The Strange Case of Dr. Jek...
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 133,429 ratings
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45 A Book About Absolutely Not...
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46 Frankenstein
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3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 600,515 ratings
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47 Wake (Dream Catcher, #1)
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 56,176 ratings
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48 The Crucible
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3.49 of 5 stars 3.49 avg rating — 161,724 ratings
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49 Stolen
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 30,639 ratings
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50 Shadow Souls (The Vampire D...
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51 Oliver Twist
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 153,062 ratings
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52 I Am Legend and Other Stories
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 73,905 ratings
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53 The Exorcist
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 75,609 ratings
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54 Holy Bible: King James Version
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4.38 of 5 stars 4.38 avg rating — 113,715 ratings
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54 Tithe (Modern Faerie Tales,...
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56 Revelations (Bloodlines, #3)
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57 Twisted
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58 The Vampire Lestat (The Vam...
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59 Middlesex
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 378,077 ratings
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60 Lolita
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 356,772 ratings
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61 Mansfield Park
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 145,710 ratings
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62 Amadeus
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 10,292 ratings
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63 One Day in the Life of Ivan...
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64 The Wasp Factory
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 32,851 ratings
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65 A Dirty Job
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 58,531 ratings
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66 So Long, and Thanks for All...
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66 Naïve. Super
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68 Book of Shadows (Sweep, #1)
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69 Secret Vampire, Daughters o...
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70 Awakened (House of Night, #8)
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 76,540 ratings
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71 The Memory Keeper's Daughter
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3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 409,140 ratings
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72 Cut
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 33,713 ratings
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73 In Cold Blood
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 294,260 ratings
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74 Torment (Bloodlines, #2)
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 272 ratings
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75 A Tale of Two Cities
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 491,186 ratings
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76 Bloodlines (Bloodlines, #1)
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 737 ratings
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77 The Night Circus
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 248,367 ratings
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78 The Metamorphosis
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 1,663 ratings
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79 Helter Skelter: The True St...
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80 Bloodsucking Fiends (A Love...
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 38,949 ratings
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81 Collected Essays and Poems ...
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82 The Trial
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83 A Curse Dark as Gold
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84 Sharp Objects
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85 The Name of the Wind (Kingk...
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86 Lighting the Dark Side
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87 House of Leaves
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 53,185 ratings
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87 And Then There Were None
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 218,885 ratings
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89 Everyman
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3.51 of 5 stars 3.51 avg rating — 8,939 ratings
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90 On Bullshit
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91 Good Omens: The Nice and Ac...
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92 Night World, No. 2 (Night W...
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 39,505 ratings
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93 Night World, No. 3 (Night W...
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94 Thirsty
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95 Suck It Up (Suck It Up, #1)
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3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 2,982 ratings
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96 Bones of Faerie (Bones of F...
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3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 5,135 ratings
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97 Salt: A World History
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98 The Warrior Heir (The Heir ...
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99 Spook: Science Tackles the ...
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100 White Cat (Curse Workers, #1)
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message 21: by Jim (new)

Jim Kewl list!!!


message 20: by [deleted user] (new)

jim wrote: "Kewl list!!!"

Glad you like it, also look for the Green covers list, the Orange covers list, and purple, LOL! Kinda fun!




message 19: by 3535 (last edited Sep 09, 2009 04:26AM) (new)

3535 I added A History of Histories: Epics, Chronicles, Romances and Inquiries from Herodotus and Thucydides to the Twentieth Century. The book is unusual in being completely black, also the end of the pages (there must be a technical term for this?)* so that when the book is closed all is black except for the title and border on the cover. Rather lovely.

* In the 19th century some books were 'marbled' so that the outside of the pages has these lovely flowing colours. I own a beautiful copy of the Collected Shakespeare from 1869 like this.


message 18: by Thom (new)

Thom Dunn William Manchester, The Arms of Krupp, definitely should be added--I'll try, but I seldom succeed.

Book of Mormon, St. Joseph's Bible, and Necronomecon all appear in BLACKEST, but not often the K. J. Bible, although it used to be all black. My mother's was all black, My father's Daily Missal was black with red lettering on cover.
Spooky.


message 17: by Morgan (new)

Morgan F I am sucker for the black cover.


message 16: by [deleted user] (new)

Thom wrote: "William Manchester, The Arms of Krupp, definitely should be added--I'll try, but I seldom succeed.

Book of Mormon, St. Joseph's Bible, and Necronomecon all appear in BLACKEST, but not often the K..."


My main Bible is a K-Mart Blue light special in dark green! I sure like it. Most of my other Bibles are black. Dad left me quite a collection. I have a book about The Dark Arts too cause I want to know about everything.




message 15: by [deleted user] (new)

Morgan wrote: "I am sucker for the black cover. "

I am actually a sucker for the lime green cover and the hot pink cover but black is certainly more mysterious.




message 14: by Adam (new)

Adam You know whats wierd? When you go to a bookstore, you would think that the brightest colored books would be the ones that catch your eye, so you go to them first. But with me, its the black ones. Why? Cause cover art. Books with cover art thats black sort of stand out to me.
Oh no I'm bookist!!! (Racist for books) Haha.


message 13: by Ademption (last edited Dec 04, 2009 09:18AM) (new)

Ademption Black, black as your soul? Quite a frivolous list. Though, during the winter, I'll definitely consult it for the appropriate tome to accent my mood and threads on a given day.

I'm moody, so this and its sister lists sure will come in handy. Content, feh. Cover, double feh. Color of the cover of this edition that happens to be in North America these last few years-- now we're talkin!


message 12: by Michelle (new)

Michelle You should add the Luxe books to this list!


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads The form to add books to the list is over at the right-hand side of the page.


message 10: by Thom (new)

Thom Dunn Evan wrote: "Black, black as your soul? Quite a frivolous list. Though, during the winter, I'll definitely consult it for the appropriate tome to accent my mood and threads on a given day.

I'm moody, so this..."


"BLACK, LIKE THE HEART OF MY AFRICA"


message 9: by Lynn (new)

Lynn Dove Since my book has a predominantly black cover, this list is cool!
Shoot The Wounded


message 8: by Henryetta (new)

Henryetta Catching Fire and Mockingjay do NOT have a BLACK cover. As a matter of fact, there is NO black on the cover. Sorry, Hunger, but you need to delete them from this list and put them on a different list.


message 7: by Kaitlin (new)

Kaitlin As far as I'm concerned, judging a book by it's cover (and title) is one of the best ways to pick out a book to read, so I support this list. However I have to point out that although these covers look amazing, black is a 'safe' color. It means dark and mysterious, and as YAs we/I are looking for that kind of thing. A REALLY good book cover can make us want to read it without having to use the black/dark theme. I just wanted to put that out there.


 ~☆ Alice♥♥ Kaitlin wrote: "As far as I'm concerned, judging a book by it's cover (and title) is one of the best ways to pick out a book to read, so I support this list. However I have to point out that although these covers ..."

Yes, I agree. I started this list in one of my previous incarnations so have to come back now and then to see how its getting along! ;-)


message 5: by Linda (new)

Linda only rated the ones I'v read


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message 3: by Dana (new)

Dana Salman How on earth did The Hunger Games and Twilight get higher than the Lord of the Rings books?


message 2: by Jenny (new)

Jenny I like this list!


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Dana wrote: "How on earth did The Hunger Games and Twilight get higher than the Lord of the Rings books?"

On the up side, it's higher than Twilight?


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