Top Five Tuesday was originally created by Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm, but is now hosted by Meeghan @ Meeghan Reads. To participate, link your post back to Meeghan’s blog or leave a comment on her weekly post.
This week, Meeghan asked us to put up our 2020 Favorite Book Covers!
This is only the second time I’m participating in a Top Five Tuesday, but I was looking for a filler while I move house, and might be caught off line! This one seemed easy to do… but actually, it was much harder than I thought. There were a whole lot of beautiful covers this year, but I think I pared it down to my top five. So, without any further ado….
#5 – Salt the Snow by Carrie Callaghan
If you don’t see “Russia” or the USSR all over this cover, then you’re blind! Now, I’m not always crazy about covers that have the backs of women, but this one works just right for me, because this woman isn’t in a ballgown, thank heavens! I’m so sick and tired of those kinds of covers. But this one, with the yellow gray skies behind the Kremlin, looking like it could start snowing, but with still a hint of the sun behind the clouds, is just right!
#4 – The Last Blue by Ilsa Morley
This is an extremely evocative cover, that is so complex, the more you look at it, the more you see in it. First you see the profile of this woman, and after that you see the birds. Then you’ll notice how the woman seems to be breaking up, with little bits of her turning into those birds and flying away into a strangely colored sky. It really says something very special about this novel, which I enjoyed very much!
#3 – At the Stroke of Nine O’clock by Jane Davis
No list of favorite covers would every be complete without one of Jane Davis’ books. She has the most kick-a** cover artist I’ve ever seen, and each and every one of her books looks amazing – which, thankfully, matches what you’ll find inside! When you think of indie-published and self-published books, you probably won’t expect to see covers this beautiful, no matter how well they are written. The level of quality in Jane’s novels and her covers are something that all authors should strive to achieve, no matter how they’re published!
#2 – The Arctic Fury by Greer Macallister
I swear, I feel cold just looking at this cover art, don’t you? Again, I’m not a huge fan of covers with women in long, flowing dresses, but this one really was warranted, and the winter atmosphere means that she’s covered up and not under-dressed. Plus, the fact that this woman looks 19th Century really does help, and matches the novel as well.
#1 – Miss Benson’s Beetle by Rachel Joyce
As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a Rachel Joyce addict, and her newest novel “Miss Benson’s Beetle” just fed my habit even more! What’s more… just take a look at this very lush and beautiful cover. Those beetles are truly golden, and the background perfectly depicts the setting of this novel – New Caledonia – with all its tropical landscapes and jungles! Okay, I’ve never been, but still… you can imagine, right? By far this book has THE most beautiful cover of all the books I read during 2020!
How about you?
What are your favorite covers of books from this past year?