Happy Labor Day, all!! I hope everyone’s having fun and enjoying their holiday! I’m confident most of you will be spending the day with friends/family so I’ll keep today’s post brief! And if you’re working, hopefully this post can provide a much-needed end-of-day distraction!
A few months ago when I started — and quickly neglected — this blog, a wonderful fellow blogger, Kayla @KDrewKTheBookworm, tagged me after posting my VERY FIRST review! Although it took me a few months to get my act in gear, I haven’t forgotten about that special recognition and have chosen today to finally respond!
But before I do, do yourselves a favor and head over to Kayla’s blog! She’s a frequent poster — everything from reviews, memes, tags, and discussion posts — on all things YA and middle grade. As an avid reader and teenager, Kayla provides a unique perspective and one worth checking out!
As for the tag at hand, this is the Dreamy Book Covers tag created by the clever Tiana @ The Book Raven.
Spread the love: Thank the blogger who tagged you!
Give credit: Mention Tiana @ The Book Raven as the creator of this tag
Keep it consistent: Paste the rules and the original tag image in your post
Pass it on: Tag at least one fellow blogger
Dreamy Book Covers Questions:
1) “No Ideas But In Things” — A book cover that perfectly expresses the novel inside it — The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Y’all know this is fresh in my mind, but I think this cover art perfectly captures the story within its’ pages. From the leads — complete with raven, umbrella, and bowler hat– shown balancing the circus, which is placed at the direct center of the cover, to the striped tents and pops of red this cover not only stands out but also effectively hints at the journey ahead.
Runner up: Geekerella by Ashley Poston
2) “Dark and Lovely” — A book cover that is so “creepalicious” you want to eat it up — Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Runner up: The renamed US Version of The Creeper Man: And The Trees Crept In.
3) “Sugary Sweet” — A book cover that is so fluffy you want to give it a hug — Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett
Maybe I’m trying to cling to the summer vibes, but this is giving me the fluffy feels. But y’all already knew I was a sucker for this dreamy cover.
Runner up: Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum
4) “The Simple Aesthetic” — A book cover that stuns with a minimalistic design — Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
It’s dark, features a character who cuts, and has early showings of the Flynn twists we’ve all come to know and love. Pretty much everything you need to know is presented on the blade.
5) “Cover Envy” — A book cover you wish you had on your shelves, but don’t…yet… An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson
What a cruel question to ask in September. I’m going with the newest addition to my hype list, which hopefully I’ll get to read soon!
Runner ups: The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo, Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman, A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares by Krystal Sutherland , Warcross by Marie Lu, Invictus by Ryan Graudin…I could go on…like I said cruel question!!
6) “Traveling Abroad” — A book cover featuring a country outside of your own — Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
This lovely book has donned many covers, and I’ve adored each of them almost as much as the story inside. Seriously, even its’ movie adaptation cover (one of my biggest pet peeves) doesn’t bother me!
Runner up: Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
7) “The Color Wheel” — A book cover that showcases one of your favorite colors — The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis
I would have picked a black book, but to spare me the “black is the absence of color” debate I’ll go with a close second: neon yellow/green. I get that this image doesn’t truly reflect that, but trust me it is!
Runner up: The Hating Game by Sally Thorne…because I also like teal.
8) “Switching Gears” — A book cover change you absolutely adore — Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Honestly, I get it. Stock models seem to be the formulaic means to an end when it comes to YA contemporaries, but I think we can do better. In this case, I think the evolution proves it.
9) “Oldie but Goodie” — A book cover from your favorite classic — The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Favorite? Unclear. Most read? Definitely.
Runner up: Lord of the Flies by William Golding
10) “And the Winner Is…” — Which book cover mentioned about is your favorite?
Seeing as I haven’t read all of the books listed, I’ll go with my favorite as of now, which would be…drumroll please…
...The Night Circus.
Well, that completes my Dreamy Book Covers tag! I’m choosing to tag the following people because they take pretty book photos and I can’t wait to see how a cover tag from them would turn out: Destiny @HowlingLibraries and Melanie @MelToTheAny
That’s all for today! As always, happy reading!