Hello bookworms!! Happy Tuesday!!
Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is top 5 covers of 2020. Yes, we are continuing our wind up of 2020 with your favourite book covers. They might be brand new books or perhaps redesigns or alternate covers of backlist titles that came out this year.
top 5 covers of 2020
Among the Beasts and Briars – Ashley Poston
I would not consider myself a crafty person, but I really love that this cover looks like it has been … crochet / cross-stitched / something involving a wooleny fabric. (Look, I warned you that I wasn’t crafty…) I also love the colours.
Also, while I usually get the OwlCrate books, I did skip the month that this was in. But I will say that I also liked the alternate cover for it. I think the only difference is that the white background is black, so the colours really pop on it.
Fable – Adrienne Young
I don’t usually go for covers with faces on them, but there is something so ethereally beautiful about this cover. So you can imagine my absolute horror when I saw the FairyLoot cover (let me tell you, it was extreme). Needless to say, I on sold it pretty quickly and ordered myself a regular hardcover. Which then came with a permanent sticker on it!! *insert images of me weeping dramatically!!*
Anyway, I’m hoping to pick up yet another copy later when the publisher reprints it without the sticker image.
The House in the Cerulean Sea – TJ Klune
I don’t even really know what it is about this cover that I love so much. Maybe it’s the colours? Or that it reminds me a little bit of the Pixar movie Up. Or the geometric shapes of the cliff. Whatever it is, the whole cover just screams “this is pleasing” at me.
To be entirely fair though, I do just tend to love a lot of middle grade books and covers. It’s the whimsy-magic that they all include!! I feel like the artists can often get it to shine through in the cover.
The Betrothed – Kiera Cass
OK, so I don’t know if I genuinely love this cover, or I just love the little clip that played on Instagram all the time. You know the one where they showed you how they built the set and dressed the girl and made the cover? Have you seen it? Anyway, every time I see the cover of this book, I think about the video. Because marketing works on me – although I haven’t bought the book so maybe it doesn’t?!
I have seen the cover for the sequel and while I don’t love it as much, maybe that’s because I haven’t seen a video about the making of yet!!
How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories – Holly Black
OK, so this shouldn’t be a surprise if you’ve been here before. I am an admitted Jardan stan. But seriously, have you SEEN this cover? To be entirely fair, the entire book is illustrated and Rovina Cai, the artist, absolutely smashed this. The art is so beautiful and the B&N exclusive copy has even more art is Black’s commentary on it.
I do just absolutely adore the little Cardan, Jude and Aslog on the cover though. It’s so perfect for this story.
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What are you top 5 covers of 2020?