Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week’s prompt is: Ten Books With Fall/Autumn Covers/Themes (If the cover screams fall to you, or the books give off a feeling of being Fallish)
If you’ve spent any time on this little blog of mine, you’ll know that I absolutely judge books on their covers and that I sometimes fall suuuper hard for gorgeous covers. Also, I love autumn, and I adore October. So, this is pretty much a perfect topic for me to write about.
Here are a few books that have lovely fall-ish covers currently sitting on my shelf (or my hub’s shelf) that make me want to curl up with a cozy blanket, a hot cup of pumpkin chai, and a few of the changing leaves outside my window.
1. Walk on Earth a Stranger (The Gold Seer Trilogy #1) by Rae Carson
This cover! I admit, I bought this book for its cover. 100%. I saw it on the shelf on a bookstore date and fell in love. In person, the gold glitters – actually glitters! I read it last year and loved it.
2. The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
This lovely hardcover is also covered in gold tones and rich browns. I adore it. And one day, I’ll actually read it.
3. World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks
As you can probably tell, this is not one of my books but belongs to my husband. It is definitely not something I would read (I don’t like gore or horror or the like). I don’t think he’s read it yet either. But the warm orange (despite the blood splatter) is very fallish.
4. The Fantastic Flying Books of Mister Morris Lessmore by William Joyce
This is a beautiful book. It is one of my absolutely favourite illustrated books. I highly recommend it to all readers – young and old. The colours are warm. The story is sweet. The illustrations throughout are lovely.
5. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
Fall to me means warm oranges, yellows, and reds. So, here is another one. The texture of the honeycomb on the cover also makes me think of fall – I’m not sure why. This little book is a sweet story of a young girl who finds a new family who open up her eyes to love…and hate. This is the movie edition of the cover, and the one on my shelf, and as movie covers go, this one is pretty good (I usually despise movie edition covers).
6. Graceling (Graceling Realm #1) by Kristin Cashore
Warm tones, gold tones, and a texture that reminds me of drying leaves. Mmmm… it all reminds me of autumn. This is a fun fantasy that travels through autumn and winter too. Looking at this cover, I’m beginning to think more and more about Thanksgiving…
7. Harry Potter & the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling and John Tiffany and Jack Thorne
This script was a lot of fun to read. And the colours, again, remind me so much of fall. So do the dry twigs and such that make up the snitch-like image. There’s something about the texture of this cover too that makes me think of falling leaves and cozy sweaters.
I think that’s about it for autumn covers on my shelf right now. You turn — please show me some other gorgeous fall covers to drool over. 🙂
What are your favourite autumn covers?