It’s been about a week since I’ve been back blogging and I’m glad to be able to get back into the swing of things, even just a little bit. Top Ten Tuesday is one of the most popular weekly memes that I’ve seen throughout the book community blogosphere, and it’s always really cool to see how many people end up participating. If you ever get curious, you should see any of the past Top Ten Tuesday posts that Jana posts since she has a linksy where everyone shares their posts for others to visit and comment. I believe there’s been at least over 100 people who post every week. I don’t think I’ve ever seen any less than 100 before.
So we are sharing some books with nature on the cover. It could be flowers, trees, plants… anything that is in nature. And what I’m thinking is it’s gotta be something natural, not man-made. I’ll have to play around with my collection to see what I have that matches this prompt. Let’s get to it, shall we?
**Click on the book’s title to go to its Goodreads summary
- The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow
I love all the different flowers on this cover. It makes me want to fill my house with flowers again, especially from Trader Joe’s! Surprisingly they have the nicest grocery store flowers that I’ve ever encountered.
- Each of Us a Desert by Mark Oshiro
I see a mountain – with a face on it – and what looks like either a moon or a sun. I dig it. It does give me desert vibes, and I can’t wait to read this.
- We Unleash the Merciless Storm by Tehlor Kay Mejia
There’s a lot of nature elements on here: rain clouds, the sun and the moon, trees, flowers, the stars. I love this cover so much.
- Unbowed by Wangari Maathai
The tree on this cover is so beautiful! This was also recommended to me from my library’s Ready Reads Subscription service, so I’ll have to eventually read it! Maybe when I’m not inundated with book club reads. As if that would ever happen, I joke I joke.
- Home is Not a Country by Safia Elhillo
The flowers on this cover are also so beautiful! I can’t wait to read this one. It’s written in poetry form, similar to how Elizabeth Acevedo’s novels are. This also happens to be a YA novel, which makes me even more excited to read it!
- Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler (Graphic Adaptation)
The fire and the mountains in this novel just look so breathtaking. I personally haven’t read the original novel that this is based on, but I also feel like I do better with graphic novels. So I plan on reading this one as soon as I can.
- Homeland Elegies by Ayad Akhtar
This was another book that I was recommended by my library. I love the tree and the roots that we can see on the cover. It makes me think about how that may be important in the novel.
- Whichwood by Tahereh Mafi
Clearly I am a sucker for flowers on covers! I love these red roses, especially since it reminds me of my grandma. I know this is the second novel in the Furthermore series, so I would have to read the first one of course.
- Dear Haiti, Love Alaine by Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite
The leaves gracing the edges of the cover and the little flowers here and there give it such a nice touch as the background around Alaine. It’s so beautiful, and so is she.
- Tell Me How You Really Feel by Aminah Mae Safi
Still another book that I want to read, despite the mixed reviews that I’ve heard about. I like the leaves and orange flowers on the wall behind our two main characters. This is also a hate to love queer story and I haven’t read much of them so I’d love to read another one.
This was so much fun! It never occurred to me to think about what elements of a cover I like seeing. I know that I like illustrated covers the best for some reason, probably because I like seeing different artists and their art style But it also makes me realize that I do like seeing flowers on the covers for some reason also. Even if it doesn’t necessarily have to do with much of the novel, they are still pretty to see.
That probably makes me a little weird, but I don’t mind it.