It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme originally created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Every week there is a new topic or theme to base your top ten list on. I only take part every other week, alternating with Teaser Tuesday. You can find more details about it and see the list of topics here.
This week’s topic is all about our favourite colours. Mine is blue, so without further ado:
Top five books I’ve read that have blue covers
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J K Rowling. One of my all-time favourites. I don’t have this particular edition, but how gorgeous is this cover?
- Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor. I am so in love with this book and I’m glad I’ve got the UK edition because I prefer this cover. I associate this inky shade of blue with dreams and intuition.
- Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. What a great finale to a fantastic dystopian series this was. The sky blue of the cover makes me think of hope and freedom.
- Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor. Yeah, another Laini Taylor book, are you shocked? I loved this series too and the ending didn’t disappoint.
- The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater. Great book, great cover.
Top five books on my wishlist that have blue covers
- Traveler by LE DeLano. The cover really stands out for me, it looks magical.
- Iron, Ink and Glass by Gwendolyn Clare. Love the
enchanting cover and the synopsis.
- The Shape of Water by Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Kraus. I’ve wanted to read this one since I heard about the movie. I like the turquoise shade of the cover.
- The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert. This deep shade of blue is just right for this mysterious fairy tale.
- Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson. The synopsis sounds really intriguing and I love the bright and bold cover.
Before you go…
Have you read any of these books? What’s your favourite book that features your favourite colour on the cover or in the title?
I’ve read a few of the ones above, but in your To Read section, I strongly suggest The Hazel Wood. I read it just two weeks ago and enjoyed the hell out of it. Give it a shot.
I will do, thanks Stuart!
Yes! I only recently realized, while I was rereading it, how gorgeous that edition of HP5 is. It’s just the most perfect shade of blue, and the naked HC and inside pages are all blue with some grey, and all of it is just perfect. And the art is great. I also love the covers for Traveler and Shape of Water! These are all pretty though, you found great ones!
I sadly don’t have the beautiful blue edition, I still have the original yellow one (although I do like the artwork on that). It’s unfair how they keep bringing out new and beautiful editions of the HP books as I just want them all. I really like the ones with the house crests on the front and the coloured pages *drool*. Love the illustrated editions too.
Even though I chose purple, I really like seeing all these posts with blue books. They go really well with your blog’s colors theme too. I still need to get to Strange the Dreamer, but hoping to soon.
It’s so good, I hope you get to read it soon. Purple is my second favourite colour. I find both blue and purple to be very calming, creative colours.
The Raven King is one of my favourites! Also, The Hazel Wood is absolutely incredible! I got an ARC and then bought/preordered the hardback edition becauase I just loved it so much. It has a special place in my heart and I really hope you’ll love it, too! ?
Everyone seems to be raving about The Hazel Wood, I really hope it lives up to all the hype. I loved The Raven King even though the ending wasn’t quite as I pictured it.
Wow you read so many Blue covered books! I haven’t read The Havel Wood, Truly Devious, Strange The Dreamer. I love this post?