Top Five Wednesday:  2018 Contemporary Covers

Today’s Top Five Wednesday is all about our favorite covers, but I decided to (pumpkin) spice it up a bit by talking about my favorite covers for 2018 contemporary releases.


Mammoth by Jill Baguchinsky- While Mammoth has not come out yet, my bookshelf is already screaming for a finished copy because of it’s GORGEOUS COVER and GORGEOUS STORY. I really love how the blue and pink work together.

Unclaimed Baggage by Jen Doll- EXCUSE ME BUT IS THERE A THRIFT STORE LIKE UNCLAIMED BAGGAGE WHERE I CAN FIND THIS SQUIRREL? Unclaimed Baggage is a great example where the cover game compleltely influenced me to pick up the book. Plus how could you not love a book about three teens working in an unclaimed baggage store?

From Twinkle, With Love by Sandhya Menon- While When Dimple Met Rishi and From Twinkle, With Love follow different characters, I love how their covers correspond with one another. Like Mammoth, From Twinkle, With Love has such a beautiful color scheme, along with its blue and yellow Owlcrate edition. I’ve definitely grown to love models/actual people on covers (I think I like this more in contemporary than fantasy).


Save the Date by Morgan Matson- I definitely have a thing for authors’ books having the same aesthetic style because I love ALL of Morgan Matson’s covers. Even though I’d love to see Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour and Second Chance Summer have a refresh to meet her other three books’ style more. While The Unexpected Everything is my favorite, I love Save the Date for how much it matches its plot. Plus how could you not love a cover with a dog and cake??

Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian- Like Save the Date, Stay Sweet’s cover wraps around the front and back of the jacket. I’ve noticed this style  with many of Simon & Shuster’s contemporary books-Lara Jean’s bedroom on the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before covers, anyone? While it’s always fun getting to picture characters in your head or even find their celebrity matches, I love how Stay Sweet gives us an impression of best friend, ice cream-scooping duo, Amelia and Cate.


Bonus Cover Round

Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett – Jenn Bennett’s covers are a little similar to Sandhya Menon’s, in the sense that her latest two books, Alex, Approximately and Starry Eyes, and her 2019 release, Serious Moonlight have a similar aesthetic. Starry Eyes’ cover particularly suits the book itself really well, giving me camping and summer romance vibes all around.

The Last Summer of the Garrett Girls by Jessica Spotswood- The Last Summer of the Garret Girls’ cover truly captures each of the four Garrett girls.



Love à la Mode by Stephanie Kate Strohm- Again, covers that have anything to do with cake are right up my alley. AND PARIS.

Listen to Your Heart by Kasie West- This cover makes me wish for summer days by the pool instead of drowning in coursework in my college library. Where can I find those heart-shaped floats??


Top 5 Wednesday is a collaborative group of book bloggers from various platforms who love sharing lists on Wednesdays. The T5W group can be found here on Goodreads.

What are some of your favorite 2018 covers? Share in the comments!

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