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Top Ten Purple Covers
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Top Ten Purple Covers

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!

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  1. Bibliosini

    These look STUNNING! I can’t stop staring at these covers!!!

  2. Astilbe

    The Dating Plan sounds interesting.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

  3. Marianne Maurer

    Wow, you managed to find ten books in purple. I was glad to have three colours to choose from for my My TTT.

    Thanks for your visit.

  4. girlplusbooks

    I’m impressed you came up with so many purple covers! Love the cover of The Dating Plan.

  5. lydiaschoch

    Bravo! Purple is my favourite colour.

    My post:

  6. Lee

    That cover for Under The Pendulum Sun is so intricate. Wow. Nice list

    My Top 10

  7. Lauren @ BAOTB

    The House With Chicken Legs and Under the Pendulum Sun both look amazing, and I haven’t heard of either! Those are going on my TBR for sure.


  8. Anne Bennett

    I had the hardest time finding purple covers but you found some really excellent examples. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  9. iloveheartlandx

    That purple on A Sky Beyond The Storm is gorgeous!
    My TTT:

  10. mybookthrone

    I can’t wait for The Women of Troy, I have high hopes for that. Great picks! Here’s my post:

  11. stefani

    I finally read a Becky Chambers book recently so happy to see it here. Happy reading πŸ˜€ Here’s my TTT if you want to have a look

  12. lindseyhabets

    These all look absolutely gorgeous, though indeed Chilling Effect seems to be my favorite cover too!

  13. Leah's Books

    Wow, the UK covers really are so much prettier than US book covers. A Sky Beyond the Storm and The Galaxy and the the Ground Within are stunning, but You Should See Me in a Crown also just makes me smile whenever I see it! This is such a beautiful list.

    1. Ellie

      I nearly always prefer the UK covers, good thing I live here!

  14. brookelorren

    Chilling Effect looks so cute! And… WOW… your cover of A Sky Beyond the Storm is AMAZING! I’ve never seen that one before.

  15. Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense

    Love these covers so much. I adored Chilling Effect. I haven’t read the sequel yet, but am looking forward to more psychic cats.

  16. Leslie

    Purple is my favorite color!! <3 I still need to read Sky Beyond the Storm and Dating Plan!

  17. Susan

    It seems like purple book covers are few and far between, so good job finding all these. They’re very pretty!

    Happy TTT!


    1. Ellie

      I think I must gravitate to them as I have loads!

  18. Bree @1girl2manybooks

    Purple is literally one of the best colours for a cover! I love the Becky Chambers cover and that one for A Sky Beyond The Storm is awesome. I also really want to read You Should See Me In A Crown

  19. Lauren @ Always Me

    I can’t wait to try Becky Chambers’ book! Great picks this week!

  20. Ashley S.

    You found so many pretty purple covers! It’s my favorite color, but I struggled to find the few for my list that I did, lol. πŸ™‚

  21. pagesandtea

    I’d totally forgotten but I have Chilling Effect on my TBR list, it has such a cute cover.

  22. karakarinanbr

    I am definitely partial to purple and blue covers, they are so soothing. And yes, the increasing trend for new covers for historical romances… I grew up on half-naked cover models, so this is something I’d need some time to get used to 😁 I guess it’s a great way to attract younger readers.

  23. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz

    Love these covers! Nice.

  24. Jess @ Jessticulates

    Great list! I love The Obelisk Gate and The Galaxy, and the Ground Within. I really want to try An Ember in the Ashes, These Witches Don’t Burn and The House with Chicken Legs!

  25. allthebookblognamesaretaken

    Purple is my most favorite color, so these covers are gorgeous to me!

  26. Christopher | Plucked from the Stacks

    I cannot get over that cover for Chilling Effect! That’s going on my TBR pile immediately.

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