Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Top Ten Books With My Green Covers


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

This is actually not as easy as you'd think... green isn't that common a choice for covers. I'm not sure if there's a marketing reason for it (I know red implies urgency and green is opposite on the colour wheel so maybe it's that?) So I'm always kind of drawn to green covers when I can get them. (I do own quite a few non-fiction books with green covers...) Anyway here's some books with green covers that have been on my mind for whatever reason, lately.


Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater: okay so overall the covers of these books are just stunning. The packaging of these stories is superb (to say nothing of the contents which I really enjoyed). The painterly style, the lovely blues and greens... it's just a really nice cover.

The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black: Okay it isn't my favourite cover but it works well for the story, and WHAT A STORY IT IS.

Inheritance by Christopher Paolini: I find it a little sad that they never printed a paperback with this cover... they repackaged it for the paperback release and it's glossy and zoomed in and just... not as nice to look at. Also this book is a monster and I'm still not fully on board with the ending (not the conclusion just... the way the wrapping up of loose ends was handled). I have a lot of Thoughts about these books and I'm always looking for someone to go on and on about them to so if you ever want to talk about this series drop me a line!

Nation by Terry Pratchett: I actually replaced my pocket-sized paperback with a hardcover partly because of how much better I like the cover. This is actually the only Terry Pratchett book I've ever read...

Artemis Fowl: The Last Guardian by Eoin Colfer: *deep breath in* *deep breath out* Of all the re-packagings of this series, this is definitely the cover I find the least frustrating. I really like it, though I do wish that they'd maintained a consistent font on the spines at least but c'est la vie. This book holds a special place in my soul and also devastated me. I've been going on an intense nostalgia kick about the entire series lately so it's possible that a reread will is on the horizon (though I do find the first 5 books to be overall stronger than the latter ones it's overall quite enjoyable... AND IT'S GETTING A SPINOFF and a movie but from how that seems to be shaping up I'm trying not to think about it)


The Enchantress (Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel #6) by Michael Scott: THESE COVERS. Just.. they're beautiful and embossed and shiny and this one has leaves on it and I just think they're really beautiful and, again, great packaging for the story inside.

Paper and Fire (Th Great Library #2) by Rachel Caine: Okay I know I'm pushing it a little with the green here because it's mostly orange but I really wanted to show off these really pretty covers. (Ash and Quill is even nicer in my opinion). I'm really enjoying this series, it's got magic and evil libraries and you should definitely check it out if you haven't already!

The Screaming Staircase (Lockwood & Co. #1) by Jonathan Stroud: these books are really excellent reads. I listened to the audiobooks, actually, and the narrator is quite good.

The Goblins of Bellwater by Molly Ringle: On this list partly becuase the cover was what made me pick up the book (look at it) and because it's fresh in my mind.

The Merchant of Death (Pendragon #1) by D. J. MacHale: I really like the original covers for these books so I'm going to be trawling used bookstores and other secondhand shops to try to get the rest of the series. The new covers aren't bad it's just that... I like these ones.

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  1. I love all of the Raven Cycle covers, but Blue Lily, Lily Blue is particularly striking (although I have the UK paperback and it has slightly different colours).
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    1. I've seen the UK cover, it is different! I wonder why they made the distinct? They're both nice colour combinations (although I think the green might suit the story better that might just be my personal bias toward having green on covers).

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  2. I definitely think green lends itself more to fantasy novels, but now that you mention it, I haven't seen a lot of green covers either (and it's one of my favorite colors, too).

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    1. Green is just a magical (and also science-associated) colour I think? I don't really know why that is but it seems to be

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  3. I love the cover for Blue Lily, Lily Blue 😍 I've seen a few people wonder why it's green instead of blue, but I prefer it being green because it stands out in the series, which is mostly blue.

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    1. I like how each cover keeps the blue theme but pulls in different colours or shades in each book. And also green works really because Cabeswater is a forest and therefore green.

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  4. Inheritance was excellent-I loved it!!Green is such a great color!!

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    1. Oh yes please talk to me about Inheritance! At length. (Not sarcasm I will literally talk for hours about it, the years before the last book in the series came out I actually lurked around forums and read 10 000 fan theories about what would happen.)

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  5. I love Darkest Part of the Forest--cover and book! Great list :)

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    1. The cover is very different (the fact that's it's dominated by the typography of the title is cool) and the colour scheme almost clashes... I think it suits the story really well! (And it's a great story).

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