Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

To celebrate Mardi Gras, this week’s Top Ten Tuesday is all about purple, yellow and green books covers. I’ve noticed in the past that I don’t read many books with green covers and I become paralysed with indecision thinking about when does yellow becomes orange, so I thought I’d stick with purple. It’s a safe colour for me to detect with a multitude of covers adorned in it.

Chilling Effect by Valerie Valdes

One of my favourite covers of last year. Look at those psychic cats floating round in space! I didn’t get round to reviewing the second book, but the cats play a bigger role in that one. Read my review. Cover art by Julie Dillon.

The Galaxy, and the Ground Within by Becky Chambers

Hrm, space appears to be purple. Who else is excited for the final Wayfarers book? I love the UK covers…can’t say the same about the US ones.

You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson

This just looks so joyful. I just ordered a copy on the London Bookshop Crawl and am looking forward to it.

A Sky Beyond the Storm by Sabaa Tahir

I was that keen on the cover redesign when Reaper at the Gates came out but I really like the cover of the final instalment. Read my review. Cover art by Micaela Alcaino.

The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin

OK so I just wanted another excuse to tell you all to read the Broken Earth trilogy. Read my review.

The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson

I adore Baba Yaga stories, so I’m not quite sure why this one has sat on my TBR for so long. Doesn’t it have a beautiful cover? Cover art by Melissa Castrillion.

These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling

This is a super cute queer witch story with a super cute cover to match! I didn’t rate the second book so much but this one works on its own. Cover art by Libby VanderPloeg.

The Dating Plan by Sara Desai

I’ve seen a lot of grumblings about the romance cover trends of cartoony style people but to someone who doesn’t read much from the romance genre, they are much more appealing that half dressed stock-image models and I’m much more likely to give them a try. I think this one is gorgeous! Although it is a bit weird that they don’t have faces…

Under the Pendulum Sun by Jeanette Ng

Another one from the depths of my TBR. This screams gothic fantasy. Cover art by John Coulthart.

The Women of Troy by Pat Barker

I have this one on pre-order from Audible, since I loved listening to The Silence of the Girls.

I’d love to be able to credit all the wonderful artists creating book covers for us to drool over. I’ve added links where I could find them but if you know who did the others, please let me know!