I don’t often write entire blog posts dedicated to book covers, but I couldn’t help but love this week’s Top Five Wednesday theme. I wouldn’t say I’m a reader who judges a book by its over…. but I do admit that a beautiful book cover sometimes distracts me from other books on my TBR. I’ve really been loving the illustrated book cover theme over the past few years, especially when it comes to contemporary romances.
Today’s Top Five Wednesday is all about the top 5 books on our TBR that are especially screaming for our attention because of their covers.
Last Chance Books by Kelsey Rodkey – I will absolutely be reading this YA You’ve Got Mail inspired contemporary just for that synopsis alone, but I distinctly remember running to add Last Chance Books to my TBR just because its cover screamed bookishness. The books on the cover remind me so much of the Penguin Drop Caps.
It’s Been a Pleasure, Noni Blake by Claire Christian – As mentioned above, I can’t help but love illustrated covers for contemporary romances like It’s Been a Pleasure, Noni Blake. I’m also currently in a bit of a winter rut – I’m so sick of the snow and am counting down to my first beach weekend this year – so this cover screams to my current warm weather need.
What’s Not to Love by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka – This might just be my favorite Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka cover yet because I love the purple color scheme and bookshelves in the background. My absolute favorite element of the entire cover is that their other other YA books are featuring on the shelves – I can spot Time of Our Lives and If I’m Being Honest easily, and I think the female model may be holding Always Never Yours?
The Royals Next Door by Karina Halle – I like the three dimensional-like effect on the illustrated cover of Karina Halle’s The Royals Next Door. I haven’t seen too many covers done in this style, and I love how much the cover speaks to the synopsis between the crown and the main character peering over a fence.
Amelia Unabridged by Ashley Schumacher – I love the juxtaposition between the black and white model and color on tAmelia Unabridged’s cover. The cover, especially the model, reminds me of the cover of Sadie by Courtney Summers – both books are published by Wednesday Books and I tried to research & determine if both books have the same cover artist.
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 book covers? What books on your TBR have the best covers? Are any of these books on your TBR? Share in the comments!