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9 Colorful Book Covers | Top Ten Tuesday #3

April 26, 2021
Top Ten Tuesday colorful book covers

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is all about cover love! Nine gorgeous books that not only sound amazing but are appealing to the eye, as well. I hope you have your Goodreads open, because you’ll want to add these to your TBR right away ๐Ÿ™‚

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish link-up, hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is all about ANIMALS FROM BOOKS but I don’t read a lot of books with animals in them, unless they’re dog stories. And even that is a new genre to me. So, instead I’m choosing last week’s topic of COLORFUL BOOK COVERS.

Do you judge books by their covers?

Let’s get real for a minute: does a book’s cover influence your desire to purchase it?

(You can’t see it, but I’m raising my hand).

These 9 books (because I just couldn’t make 10 look pretty in this layout) drew me in first by their beautiful covers, though many are by authors I already adore.

The Passionate Queen Jovee Winters
The Assassin's Blade Sarah J Maas

Jovee Winters became a fast favorite of mine when I read The Sea Queen back in 2018. Not only do her books surround mythology, but the covers are absolutely gorgeous! Sarah J. Maas’s Throne of Glass series is one of my new favorites from 2020. What can I say? It was a pretty good reading year, if nothing else.

Haven’t read the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas yet? Check out my review of Crown of Midnight!

The Vampire War Michelle Madow
Goldfisch Volume 1
The Fever Code James Dashner

Michelle Madow’s Dark World: The Vampire Wish series and James Dashner’s Maze Runner series have been two of my favorites right from the beginning, so no surprise that they made the list. Goldfisch by Nana Yaa is a new addition as I have recently started branching out to include manga in my reading pile.

The Serpent's Secret
Doctor Who Tales of Trenzalore
High Heels and Haystacks

Any Whovians out there?? I started watching Doctor Who on a whim 7 or 8 years ago and absolutely fell in love! Of course, once I found out there were books, too, this little nerd was tickled pink. And the covers are gorgeous!

The Serpent’s Secret by Sayantani Dasgupta is a new addition to my TBR and it’s no surprise that this one has a colorful cover. It’s published by Scholastic under the middle grade/YA genre and they always create amazing cover designs.

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When I worked in commercial kitchens, I learned right away that you eat with your eyes first. I think the same definitely goes for books (minus the eating part). The cover is an author’s first chance to hook you. It’s been my experience that the ones who take the time and care to create/purchase a visually pleasing cover also take the time and care to make sure their story is at its absolute best. Of course, there are always exceptions to the rule.

Are you a cover judger? Let us know your favorite book cover in the comments below!

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  • Reply Deb Nance at Readerbuzz April 27, 2021 at 4:35 am

    These are some beautiful covers!

  • Reply Astilbe April 27, 2021 at 8:12 am

    High Heels and Haystacks sounds good.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

  • Reply Lydia April 27, 2021 at 9:01 am

    These are some pretty covers for sure.

    My post:

  • Reply Jo April 27, 2021 at 9:56 am

    I love the purple on Celaena’s cloak on The Assassin’s Blade cover.
    My TTT:

  • Reply Susan (Bloggin' 'bout Books) April 27, 2021 at 10:54 am

    These are definitely some colorful covers. Very pretty!

    Happy TTT!


  • Reply Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense April 27, 2021 at 9:08 pm

    The Serpentโ€™s Secret is one I want to get to as well. Love the colorful arrangement of all these covers!

  • Reply Annemieke April 29, 2021 at 12:58 am

    The Serpent’s Secret has such a striking cover. I did enjoy the book as well!

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