I realize I don’t talk about covers like, at all, so I’m so happy that my lovely friend Ash @ Wild Heart Reads tagged me to do this fun tag, which was created by Tiana @ The Book Raven (who also did the stunning tag image here above!) Please check out both their blogs!
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2. Mention Tiana @ The Book Raven as the creator of this book tag!
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4. At least tag 1 fellow blogger for this tag.
5. List the rules
“No Ideas But in Things” A book cover that perfectly expresses the novel inside it
I had to think about this question for a bit and decided to go with the cover for Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty. I think it perfectly expresses how the novel deconstructs the on-the-surface perfect lives of the suburban families that are portrayed in the book.
“Dark and Lovely” A book cover that is so creepalicious you just want to eat it up
I don’t read a ton of creepy novels lately but I had to go with Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn Marsh. I’m not much into creepy stuff but this cover makes it clear that the themes in the book are not going to shy away from punching you in the gut while also giving you a soft pink background to soft it down (because despite all the heavy stuff, this book is also hopeful).
“Sugary Sweet” A cute cover that is so fluffy you want to give it a hug
The Nowhere Girls – look, I can’t really claim that this book is fluffy, at all, but the cover is so pretty and it makes me feel all fluffy inside because I associate it with the book itself and it makes me think of female friendships and girls supporting girls and intersectionality and fighting against everything that’s wrong with society and that makes me want to give this whole book a big hug.
“The Simple Aesthetic” A book cover that stuns with the most minimalistic of design
I love the new cover of Vicious that matches the upcoming Vengeful. It’s just so simple and it perfectly gives off the vibes of the series (also if you happen to also own the Shades of Magic trilogy, you can have your own color-matching V.E. Schwab shelf and that’s one of my long-term life goals tbh)
“Cover Envy” A book cover you wish you had on your shelves, but don’t yet
The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black is a book I adored and I also find the cover so pretty. You all know I don’t own many physical copies for many reasons but this is absolutely one of those books I’d love to have on my physical bookshelf.
“Traveling Abroad” A beautiful book cover featuring a country outside of your own
Calling Calling Calling Me by Natasha Washington features San Francisco on the cover and it couldn’t be more fitting since a lot of the novel almost feels like a love letter to this unique city. I loved this book (it’s going to be out on September 4th) and its descriptions of San Francisco somewhat reconciled my own (mostly negative) impression of the city when I visited it last year.
“The Color Wheel” A cover that showcases one of your favorite colors
I can never decide on a favorite color but I usually answer with purple, so for this answer I chose this edition of Daughter of Smoke and Bone. I love the purple feathers on this and I think it’s such a relaxing cover to look at.
“Switching Gears” A cover change you absolutely adore
Hear me out, I find the first cover of Carry On easier on the eye and I generally prefer a cover that’s more minimalistic, but I think the new paperback gives a better idea of the book inside. I’m also not someone who can see faces in her head so I absolutely LOVE having canon art of characters, especially for books I love so much, and I adore Kevin Wada’s art. This cover also means we’re getting the stunning matching cover for Wayward Son with older Simon and Baz and with both of them being absolute fashion icons so……..
“Oldie but Goodie” A favorite cover of your favorite classic
I don’t have a favorite classic but the first cover that came to my mind when I read this question is this cover of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi (I guess you could say it’s my favorite classic from when I was a kid). Like with all books illustrated by Luzzati, probably the most famous modern artist from my hometown, he didn’t only do the cover art but he illustrated the whole book in his very unique style, and I think that makes this edition so special to me, not because I particularly love his art style but because I’ve basically grown up seeing it everywhere in my town and it just feels like home.
“And the Winner is…” Which book cover meantioned above is your favorite?
WHY IS IT SO HARD TO CHOOSE ONE FAVORITE. Look, I went for this because I love a simple style and there’s just something about it that makes it exactly the type of cover I adore.
If you’re not tagged, consider yourself tagged if you want to do this too! Also no pressure if I tagged you!