Tuesday 16 February 2021

Top Ten Tuesday | Purple, Yellow and Green Book Covers

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature that highlights ten books that all relate to a certain topic and is  hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. 

This Weeks Topic Is...

Purple, Yellow and Green Book Covers. Happy Mardi Gras! So, this was quite the challenge because apparently this combination of colours is not popular with the old design teams at publishing houses! I tried to only choose covers with all three in them but eventually I had to admit defeat and do the best I could. An attempt was made and that's all that should really matter!

Pizza Girl by Jean Kyoung Frazier

As soon as I spotted this cover I did an imaginary leap into the air because yes, all three Mardi Gras colours are on there and very vibrantly so! I love the retro feel of this one, and the premise sounds wickedly funny and unexpected. Pizza Girl follows an eighteen year old pregnant pizza delivery girl who becomes obsessed with a middle aged single mum. I'm definitely interested in picking it up in the future.

Sister of the Chosen One by Colleen Oakes & Erin Armknecht   

This cover is stunning! I love the shades used and the cut-out feel of it. I've heard no one talking about this book since it's release last year which is a shame because I think it has such a fascinating premise. What would it be like to be the sibling of the Chosen One? To constantly live in their shadow while they're off saving the world. I loved Patrick Ness's The Rest of Us Just Live Here and this is giving me the same vibes.      

Lucky Caller by Emma Mills

There's definitely some slight shades of yellow within all that grass and flowers somewhere right? We're going with yes. I really need to read an Emma Mills book because they all sound so darn cute and just what I need to get back my love for YA contemporary. This one follows a teenager who takes a radio broadcasting class and I'm guessing a radio show is formed with some romance and family drama thrown in. Plus, it's childhood friends to lovers so that's a bonus. 

Disfigured: On Fairy Tales, Disability, and Making Space by Amanda Leduc 

I first heard about this book on BooksandLala's channel over on booktube and it sounded so interesting that I immediately put it on my audiobooks to listen to list. It's still there, patiently waiting for me to drag myself out of my current slump. It's no secret that I love fairy tales but I also love it when they're analyzed and looked at through a modern lense. I'm really interested to read about how disability is viewed through these tales and how change can be made. 

Pride and Premeditation by Tirzah Price     

Murder mysteries set in the world of Jane Austen?! Say no more, I am totally here for it. So there may not be much yellow in this one but look how gorgeous and vibrant the colours are! It's so pretty and it's got a woven effect which makes it even better and which I definitely didn't notice literally right this second... It sounds like such a fun retelling that's really putting some flavour back into the classic love story. 

The Year Shakespeare Ruined My Life by Dani Jansen

I adore book covers that have all those little illustrations that connect with the story dotted around. It's some of my favourite design choices when it comes to book covers. A Midsummer Night's Dream is my favourite Shakespeare play and therefore I love that this book revolves around a high school production of it. Throw in a queer romance and you've got a book that I 100% need to get my hands on.

Who I Was with Her by Nita Tyndall

Gosh darn, another beautiful cover. Purple and yellow aren't colours I particularly think go well together but this one does it perfectly. It's so soft! Who I Was with Her sounds like a powerful contemporary about grief and identity as we follow a teenage girl as she struggles with the death of her girlfriend as well as coming to terms with being bisexual and revealing her sexuality to the world. I have tissues and ice cream at the ready as this is going to hit me in the feels, I'm sure. 

You Were Never Here by Kathleen Peacock       

Hey look, I made the Mardi Gras flag and it was completely coincidental (whistles nonchalantly). This book sounds all kinds of creepy and you know I love me a good mystery/thriller. Teens are disappearing in a small town and when a girl's childhood friend is one of the vanished, she must use her unusual ability to track down a killer. I really like that we aren't told what the main character can do, makes me all the more intrigued. 

The Regrets by Amy Bonnaffons   

So many people have said how bizzare and weird this book is, I mean apparently there's ghost sex. I'm getting Grey's Anatomy flashbacks already. It doesn't have the best ratings from people I follow but for some reason that makes me want to pick it up even more. What can I say, I love a polarizing book. I feel like this is going to be super relatable, I mean who hasn't been in love with a ghost or two before? (I apologise for my sarcastic sense of humour...)

We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Barry  

Set in the 80's? Check. A high school field hockey team? Check. Witchy vibes. Double check. I mean it's set in the town which held the Salem Witch Trials, guys. The only question left to ask is why in the hell have I not picked this up yet??   

What are some other book covers that feature the Mardi Gras colours? Did any of these make your list? Leave a comment or link your own Top Ten Tuesday's for me to check out! Happy Reading!



  1. The Regrets has such a great cover.

    My post: https://lydiaschoch.com/top-ten-tuesday-books-about-mardi-gras/

  2. I've had We Ride Upon Sticks sitting on my bookshelf since last March (I got it as part of an online book club), and I've tried to read it multiple times and just can't get into it, which frustrates me because it should be right up my alley!

    Mine: https://booksareonlythebeginning.wordpress.com/2021/02/16/ttt-mardi-gras-book-covers/

  3. Honestly, I think purple, green, and gold makes for kind of a strange color mix. BUT, I have seen some really pretty book cover collages today with those colors, so my mind is being changed a bit!

    Happy TTT!


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