Hello! Welcome to another Top Ten Tuesday, which is a meme run by the lovely the Broke and the Bookish. This week, the topic is the top ten fall-ish book covers I own.
10. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
The grays in the cover, contrasting with a pale white figure floating, is very fall-ish to me. It has an eerie feel to it, for sure. In addition, my knowledge about this book in terms of how Halloween-y it is, definitely plays a role in my choice to add it to this list.
9. Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman
Oranges, grays and browns compose this whole cover. I haven’t read it yet, but it is definitely a fall-ish cover. It kind of reminds me of where I live in California, too. Just the desert-y feel and the eerie sense of mystery.
8. The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski
The deep maroon colors in the cover coupled with some nice deep gray shades really conjures up the image of Fall. Sometimes, I feel like the book covers I got were gross, and I prefer the prettier once. Then, I shake off that notion, because I think my covers are a tad bit more accurate to what Kestrel was really like: a fighter. (Even though, I do admit that she was not really physically much of a fighter anyway).
7. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
Lush greens, and yellows, with swirls of gold summon that fall-ish feel. Something about that book, too, reminds me of fall. The setting of New York having a hidden layer of existence for other species, just that dual nature, screams fall-ish vibes for me.
6. Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi
Green, orange, and an eye opening? Come on, this is fall in action right there. There are tree-looking things as lashes. I can’t say the actual story has much to do with the Fall.
5. Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis
Similar to the lone western on this list (Vengeance Road), the colors on this book are ironically hinting at greenery whereas the title hints at thirst (like a lot of thirst). This dryness that I’m including in my fall-ish covers is pretty accurate considering how hot fall can be sometimes. Like, really. It takes a while for things to get consistently cold here.
4. The Gemma Doyle trilogy by Libba Bray
I love these covers. They have rich colors, and beautiful dresses on them, too. Plus, really pretty hair is involved in this series, too. At any rate, I don’t remember the setting of the stories. Was it a whole year round type of time-frame? I’m not sure.
3. Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley
The colors on this cover are so, so sweet. Plus, the feather reminds me of leaves. And, let’s be honest, the idea of flying (as it is mentioned in the summary) is quite fall-ish in terms of dream-like quality and supernatural fun things. I can’t wait to read this one.
2. Doll Bones by Holly Black
Halloween-y fall-ish feels from this cover are so exciting. The image of the doll on the cover reminds me of the relationship between Halloween as a holiday and children. It is a complicated connection, certainly one I don’t fully comprehend.
1. A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess
I admit it, this book is still very eerie and mysterious to me. The timelessness of it as it deals with the Chosen One figure makes me think of fall. It could be the literal “fall” of a hero, the collapse under so much pressure, the haunting feelings of falling from the graceful position of a chosen person. Plus, the eerie flames on the cover are very Halloween-inspired to ome.