Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish and is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s prompt is book covers that feel like summer. It’s definitely not summer here in Melbourne right now (brrr!), but this felt like more fun than looking at cold covers this week. All of the ones I’ve picked are on my unread shelves right now, so I’d love to hear which you loved and think I should read, but for now, let’s get into it.
Sabrina and Corina by Kali Fajardo-Anstine
This one is a little more understated than some of the others on this list, but I think it’s absolutely stunning. I love the pops of red and yellow against the cream/off-white background. I’m also a big fan of florals so to me this cover is just gorgeous.
40-Love by Olivia Dade
This is probably the only one where I really looked at the elements of the cover rather than just the colour scheme. It just screams summer to me—the palm trees, the fact they’re playing tennis and the blue sky. I’m pretty sure this one takes place in summer too.
She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan
This one is definitely not a summery book, but the yellow/orange cover always grabs my attention. I think it’s such a beautiful cover and I’m excited to give this book a try even though I know it’ll be intense.
Undercover Bromance by Lyssa Kay Adams
As you can probably see now, yellows are everywhere in this post. This one gives me all the summer vibes with the yellow, the red title, the hat and the sunglasses. Even though it’s meant to be ‘undercover’, it just makes me think of reading outside during the summer.
Sunburnt Veils by Sara Haghdoosti
This one reminds me of a really beautiful summertime sunset with that ombre effect in the background. It also probably doesn’t hurt that it literally has the word ‘sunburnt’ in the title and that it’s set here in Australia.
Furia by Yamile Saied Méndez
Back to the oranges! I love how simple this cover is with just the protagonist against a solid orange background—it’s basic but still eyecatching.
My Inner Sky by Mari Andrew
The whole watercolour thing definitely gives me summer vibes, but I also just have this connection between Mari Andrew and summer in my mind. I honestly have no idea why, maybe it’s something from her books or social media that I’ve seen, but I just feel that.
Elsewhere Girls by Emily Gale and Nova Weetman
I honestly wasn’t sure about this one at first, but the more I looked at it the more I could see this as an early morning by the pool in summer. The sun hasn’t quite broken through the clouds yet and maybe it’s even still a little fresh but you’re there early at the pool before anyone else.
Battle Royal by Lucy Parker
This one also feels a little like Spring, but there’s something about it that reminds me of an English summer. I can’t even explain to you why that is (other than it being set in the UK), but it just reminds me of the summer I spent in London a few years back.
Antigua de Fortune of the High Seas by Anna Rainbow
And finally—the waves, the orange sky, the palm trees, it all feels very summery to me. All of my childhood summers were spent at the beach, so waves immediately make me think of those and by extension, the whole of summer.
And there we are! Have you read any of these? Are any on your TBR?