Books with Nature on the Cover | Top 10 Tuesdays

Welcome back, it’s Tuesday, which mean’s it’s also Top 10 Tuesdays, which is now hosted by Jana @ThatArtsyReaderGirl, make sure to check her blog out!

Today, I’m sharing with you some of my favorite covers that feature nature, i.e. flowers, plants, trees, etc. Basically any flora & fauna. I am really excited about this prompt, because I adore covers that feature nature or have a plant-based aesthetic. I love artful leaves, tree branches, and vivid landscapes. I don’t even care what season is featured, I just think the natural world is so beautiful in all its forms.

Anyways, here’s the list:

Every Hidden Thing by Kenneth Oppel

I love so much about this cover, from the color scheme to the balance to the lettering. I just love it. This book is also amazing, so read it if you like YA historical fiction with an emphasis in archaeology (also some romance

The Wild Robot by Peter Brown

I love this beautiful book and it blessedly has a beautiful cover, but I would expect nothing less from Peter Brown, as he’s an amazing illustrator. I love his picture books and so it doesn’t surprise me that I love this middle-grade novel as well! I love the colors and the typography. It’s simple and elegant!

Serena by Ron Rash

I don’t know why, but there’s something that really draws me to this cover. I think the sepia tone of it is just something that appeals to my aesthetic. I also love the red of the tittle. It’s just a gorgeous photo and the whole cover together with the text just appeals to me. The book is haunting and I love it, as well.

The Woman in the Lake by Nicola Cornick

I really love blue/teal covers, so this moody beach cover hits the spot for me. I don’t know what it is about flat landscapes with big skies, but it’s something that my eye is just drawn to. I think this is just a gorgeous cover and even though the naturalistic element is minimalist, I think it really appeals.

The Descendant of the Crane by Joan He

Boy, as soon as I saw this cover, I wanted to read the book and, after all, isn’t that the point of covers? I love the illustration. The crane emerging out of these beautiful flowers is just gorgeous, along with the wispy clouds and the woman standing in the water, it all comes together in a mysterious image that draws you in. This cover, to me, is a work of art. The delicate typography is also amazing. It all matches the mysteriousness of the book itself.

Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani

I really love the simplicity of this cover. The baobab tree is front and center and I love the silhouette style. The green background grounds everything and the sun behind the tree draws your eye to the tree itself. The text fits nicely as it is the same color as the sun, so it’s like an echo of it. I just think it’s a beautiful image for a beautiful, haunting book.

If You Leave Me by Crystal Hana Kim

Though I did not enjoy this book as much as I wanted to, it still has one of my favorite colors of all time. I love the purple color scheme. I think it’s gorgeous. The bright flowers really appeal to me and it ties into the book, as well. I thin this cover is really representative of modern cover designs and it really appeals to me.

This Time Will Be Different by Misa Sugiura

This one has a more subtle, minimal natural element, but I really love how the plants are present, since the book deals with flower/plant arrangement and meaning. I like that the plants/flowers aren’t in your face, that they remain delicate and just a beautiful accompaniment to this gorgeous illustration of a young Asian woman.

Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed

I love, love, love this cover! For middle-grade, which can be really hit and miss in the cover world, this book is beautiful! I love how it blends the illustration of nature with the henna tattooing. I think it all comes together to give you a glimpse of what the story is going to be about.

Pride & Premeditation by Tirzah Price

Lastly, this embroidered illustration is amazing! I love that the flowers are front and center and the other images that relate to the novel’s story are hidden inside. It’s a feast for the eyes and I was drawn to this cover immediately. I’m so glad I ended up loving the book as well!

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2 thoughts on “Books with Nature on the Cover | Top 10 Tuesdays

    1. Is so good! I’m dying to get my copy of her new book, “The Ones We’re Meant to Find,” it’s in the mail to me now! She’s a wonderful author.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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