What is #SixForSunday?
#SixForSunday (which I’ve also seen as #6ForSunday and #Six4Sunday) was a little blog feature Steph @ A little but a lot started in June 2017 for herself. It’s a weekly blog post where you get to share 6 books which fill a certain prompt. Originally, #SixforSunday was a post Steph did that she never thought she would stick with! It was her place to share 6 bookish things under a given prompt. (If you want to see her first post, you can check it out here!) She started it thinking it would fizzle out and that she would run out of things to use as prompts: She never imagined that it would transform itself into something OTHER PEOPLE JOIN IN WITH every week. For further details of the rules and links to the prompts for this meme, please visit Steph’s blog here. (Don’t forget to follow and tag Steph alittlebutalot on Twitter and Instagram – @eenalol – if you join in! Also, I made this little banner for this prompt, using graphics from her blog. I hope Steph likes it!)
This week – May 16, 2021 – the topic is: Covers with Plants!
I was surprised that how few books I’ve reviewed actually have plants on the covers, and yet, I somehow found that there were far more that have some type of plant, but that the plant isn’t really all that prominent on the cover. However, I think I found six that are good examples of featuring plants.
So, without any further ado…
“Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak – granted, the cover of this book has a focus on the wild thing in the middle and the boat on the side, but I couldn’t resist including it in this list, because those are plants all around that wild thing, right?
“The Sunken Cathedrals” by Kate Walbert – okay, so this might be hard to see, but what’s prominent in this is the underwater coral reef in this cover. Since coral is a living and breathing plant, when it is alive, I think this qualifies, don’t you?
“Middlesex” by Jeffrey Eugenides – it isn’t often that a plant on the cover of a book shows not just what we see when it is in the earth, but the whole plant – roots and all! This crocus on the cover is just that.
“Ardor” by Lilly Prior – I’m not sure if this plant is real or fictional, since it looks like a cherry but it also looks like the cherries are heart shaped, which they usually aren’t. No matter, still looks like a plant to me, even if it is a fictional one!
“The Lark” by E. Nesbit – Okay so, in this novel, the protagonists decide to sell the flowers in the yard of their home to have some income, and that’s why the flowers on this cover got onto this list!
“Clock Dance” by Anne Tyler – you have to admit it… this is perfect, right? Just a blue sky background and this HUGE cactus in the middle. If that’s not appropriate for this list, I don’t know what is!