We are right in the middle of autumn right now. The nights are longer, the air is crisper, and the leaves are crumbling. There is a magic to this time of year. When I think of autumn, I think of cosy nights by the fire, a cup of tea in hand, and a book at my side. This week, I’m looking at the book covers that capture that autumnal feel.
1. The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata: Might be an unconventional choice, but we are in the heart of the NFL season right now and what better way to represent this season than with a long game of American football.
2. The Bird and the Sword by Amy Harmon: This cover has a duality in it that makes it look both magical and creepy and autumn has a magical crisp in the air, so this book is definitely autumn appropriate.
3. Bittersweet by Sarina Bowen: I am very aware of the hunky fella dominating this cover, but who doesn’t want a grump farmer to cosy up to on those cold nights. I think what gives this book that autumn vibe is in the colours used to capture the magic of the season.
4. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater: If you only read one Stiefvater book this autumn, it has to be the Scorpio Races. This book is the definition of all things autumn and the story is incredibly immersive and vivid in its execution.
5. Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo: This book cover is so dominant and striking that you can’t avoid it. It’s a bit on the darker side, but even with all the action-packed drama, there’s an intimacy in the book and in the character’s relationship that is so appropriate this time of year.
6. Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor: I have yet to read this book, but it’s next on my list. The reason I’m featuring this book cover is because of its vibrant colours that are so visually striking for this time of year.
7. Long Way Home by Katie McGarry: This is a stark contrast to the Muse of Nightmares because while it has a similar colour palette, the tone of this book cover is softer and less imposing, and looking at the cover gives off a reflective tone which is also a common tendency within people this time of year.
8. The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi: This book cover is magical. I have a tendency to gravitate towards fantasy book this time of year. There is something magical about autumn. It’s that crips in the air, the changing landscape, and the unpredictability of the season that gives an air of fantasy to it.
9. Air Awakens by Elise Kova: I adore this book cover. The artistry behind it is phenomenal and it gives off an air of subtle magic. I look at this book and feel like it captures everything I love about this time of year.
10. To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo: Dynamic. Striking. Deadly. This book cover is the definition of fierce. We often associate autumn with warm, cosy weather, but I feel this book reflects the unpredictability and harshness of this time of year.
Have you read any of these books?
Which book cover reminds you of autumn?