Friday Fives | Books Covers with snow, trees, or red/green

As per usual, I started Friday Fives back when I started up the blog again and wanted to make sure I kept at least one regular post a week. This was, of course, before I knew there were others out there. But I decided to keep it, especially since I have the whole year planned out. In December, I decided to change it to Friday Fives instead to have more room for topics. If anyone wants to join me, the list for future topics can be found here.

As Christmas is only a couple of weeks away, I decided today’s post will be covers that are Christmas related.

Happy Reading Darlings!

#FridayFives | Books with Flower(s) on the Cover

I started #FridayFavorites back when I started up the blog again and wanted to make sure I kept at least one regular post a week. This was, of course, before I knew there were others out there. But I decided to keep it, especially since I have the whole year planned out. In December, I decided to change it to #FridayFives instead to have more room for topics. If anyone wants to join me, the list for future topics can be found here.

Apparently, I don’t read a lot of books with flower names in the title, which is an option I made for myself this week. So, I specifically kept with covers that had a flower or flowers on them.

The Heiress by Molly Greeley

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Kent State by Deborah Wiles

Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye

Evermore by Alyson Noel

Happy Reading Lovelies

#FridayFives | Book Covers to Redesign

I started #FridayFavorites back when I started up the blog again and wanted to make sure I kept at least one regular post a week. This was, of course, before I knew there were others out there. But I decided to keep it, especially since I have the whole year planned out. In December, I decided to change it to #FridayFives instead to have more room for topics. If anyone wants to join me, the list for future topics can be found here.

Sometimes book covers could do with a redesign, a freshening up. So here are the five covers I would redesign, along with the design I would have. All designs were made in Canva, so they’re not out of the world, best thing ever. I know that people do this for a living and could do way better than I could! As a note, the original design will be on the left side and my redesign will be on the right.

Happy Reading Lovelies!

TTT | Cover Freebie

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly topic hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week she provide a topic and you are free to use that topic and/or variations of that topic to make your top ten list. A full list of the weekly themes can be found here.

Today’s topic is a cover freebie, and I’m focusing mine on book covers with inanimate objects. I absolutely love covers that are more intricate or have hidden meanings once you finish the book

With wealthy vampires in New Orleans, what else do you need on the cover besides a goblet pouring out rose petals that could look like blood?

The family novel of handling your youngest child coming out as transgender, and I think this beautiful cover with an orange peel just represents this so well.

Having one of the clues left behind from Lydia’s disappearance just brings more importance to when someone goes missing.

Three sisters and only one can be queen. The different crowns on the cover, representing the different powers of the three sisters, against a black cover is just gorgeous.

The cover of these many life preservers in this dark sea and those threatening clouds is so haunting. Makes more sense once you finish reading.

I absolutely love this cover with a teapot and the bear in the middle with a silhouette of a girl in the middle of that. Such an amazing book about handling grief when people don’t want to acknowledge that person’s life.

I love Neil Gaiman! This book is so beautiful. And this cover of the grave stone with a boys face carved out of it, is just mwah!

Okay, I have not read this book yet, since it doesn’t come out till next year. But the cover pulled me in with a vial of what I assume is opium with a woman’s silhouette on the vial. I just cannot wait to read this!

Yup, there’s a hand here, but the flowers are the focus for this. This cover is so gorgeous and haunting, especially with the fact that the book is about a mysterious death. Having the flowers and hand underwater makes it seem more dire.

Another book that I haven’t read. I think this cover represent the book so well. A young girl who collects and saves the words that are not included in the first OED. The suitcase filled with words, the tea cup, and even the poppy flower (alluding to the upcoming war) all come together so beautifully.

#FridayFavorites | Covers

I’m not going to lie. I totally pick up books based on cover. Of course, after I pick up the book, I read the summary and if you can’t hold my attention during that, then I”m not going to get it. But I truly believe a good cover sets up the first impression for me, at least.

So, the covers below are some of my favorites and why I think they work well.

The cover for The Beautiful is so subtle to what happens in the novel. The ornate, 1800s style, goblet, the rose petals falling out like blood. All of that contrasted against a black cover, is plain gorgeous.

The white background and the white branches and the white title all blend together so well. I absolutely love how the branches go in and out of the words and just blend with them. This is beautifully haunting, especially once you read the book and figure out what’s going on in the magical world.

I’m finding I’m a fan of the more subtle covers right now. This cover pairs well with the plot and themes of the book. A family saga, a former potato farmer family, white supremacy, the cost of maintaining a family name. Showing the underground roots of potato farming, and the fact that families usually use trees to show connections, on the cover with Dig big and bold was spot on for this novel.

All of the covers for Clare’s Dark Artifices series are wonderful! I love the fact that for this one we see is Emma Carstairs floating in the sea with Cortana (a shortsword that’s been in the Carstairs family for generations). The way they blend in the sea with the black smoke at the bottom, along with the reflection of the L.A. Institute in the ocean are so well done.

This seems like a strange one with the ones that came before, but I absolutely think the striking girl they have on the cover is more appropriate than something subtle. The girl is Gretchen, niece to Uncle Dolf, or as most people know him Adolf Hitler. So, having a young girl with blondish hair, striking blue/green eyes in the process of getting obscured by the fog on the cover matches what happens in the book perfectly.

Let me know what your favorite covers are! Happy Reading, Lovelies!