Welcome, happy readers. Today’s Tuesday (or nearly so) which means it’s time for that popular bookworm meme – which you may have seen around the blogosphere, Top Ten Tuesday and with its a look at some pretty watercolor book cover designs. Here’s our May eighth topic… That Artsy Reader Girl May 8: Books With My Favorite Color On the Cover (or In the Title).
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So… artistic is the subject. A topic that seems to be something I’d really enjoy. Don’t mistake the setup of this ramble, I did.
But it seems like the ones I’m overconfident about (aka am sure will be easy) are the ones that don’t go quite as smoothly.
As odd as this may sound, I don’t feel like I have a favorite color. I may have as a kid, but if so, the color slips my mind.
Instead, nowadays my color preferences are influenced by trends and popular color palettes. Whether this be in my choice of a nail color (currently sporting a beautiful shade called “Mint Candy Apple”) or the shades in my blog design (currently influenced by Stampin’ Up!), I’m all about shifting color loyalties depending on what color “pops” as the “it” shade.
This explanation is all in an attempt to explain the “why” of how today’s list is put together. Today, I decided to spin the topic away from one color (in design or title) and feature one of my favorite design elements: watercolor! Now if only I could actually watercolor.Watercolor Palettes of Color (or Watercolor Book Cover Designs) #FWarchives Click To Tweet
Let’s take a look at the pretty covers on today’s list – nearly all of which I have not read. (Tell me below all the reasons I should read these.)
WATERCOLOR BOOK COVER DESIGNS
2: Cold Summer by Gwen Cole | Another one I’ve not read… but am super interested in. It sits on my shelf, looking so pretty, plus
the synopsis (WWII, time travel) sounds incredible – and all the more intriguing in light of my recent obsession: Timeless. Amazon | Goodreads
3 & 4: Mending Christmas and Mending Fences by Lorin Grace | These two books were recent(ish) Amazon purchases – pre Christmas I think. Both were added to my shelf thanks to a search for Christmas stories. (One is a seasonal read, the other isn’t.) After reading about them, I decided they sounded like fun reads. Amazon | Goodreads
5: Jane of Austin by Hillary Manton Lodge | Here we arrive to a book I actually have read (only one of three on today’s
list). Guys, I adored this novel every bit as much as I love its pretty cover design. Amazon | Goodreads
6: The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord | Why I haven’t read another book by Emery is beyond me. You know how much I gushed over The Start of Me and You, so reading more by this author is kind of a must. Amazon | Goodreads
8: Princess in the Opal Mask by Jenny Lundquist | The second book on this list I have read. It’s not the same kind of “watercolor”
look as some of these other books, but it still has a place on this list, and if memory serves, it’s an entertaining read, too. Amazon | Goodreads
10: Love, Life and the List by Kasie West | Yes Kasie West novels show up a lot on my Top Ten Tuesday lists. But to be honest? I don’t see this changing ANYTIME soon. They’re just so darn cute. Love, Life and the List is equally adorable (and is the third book on this feature I have read.) Amazon | Goodreads
So, colors… tell me about some of your favorite colors? Or trends in cover designs. What’s your favorite book design aesthetic? Let’s get our book talk on down in the comments. If you joined today’s meme, make sure and leave your Top Ten Tuesday links below so I can visit – or simply introduce your blog. I’d be glad to visit your bookish spaces.
Thank you for visiting. Come back soon!
ps; I finally finished replying to last week’s Top Ten Tuesday comments… apologies for the delay. BUT I do read them all, and am grateful you stop by to talk all the bookish things with me – thank you. Hopefully this go-round will not suffer the fate of last week.