When I think about lists that ask me what books I’d take to a desert island, I kind of bulk. Sure there are books that I love and in theory would be nice to have with me on an island, if not for reading than at the very least for a kind of feeling of comfort. However really, if you think about it, if you happen to be on a desert island, likely, we’d be extremely grateful for almost any kind of reading. For me, that would mean even a 500 page classic novel (and we ALL know how I feel about classic literature). Instead of trying to pack up a list of books I’d like on desert island living, I’m looking at some summer island book cover art designs! Because, why not?
I’m realizing as each week goes by that I cannot keep featuring books solely from my bookshelf; I’m running out of books to feature (that I haven’t already a million times!) and therefore am “on repeat.” That said, I’ve already recently made a reading re-commitment to myself to be wiser with the books I buy and what TYPE of book I read. As a result, I also want to practice this in my list-making. Clearly I have a bit of a conundrum. With that said, I am including some books that either are on my shelf (likely repeats), were or I’m curious about (because I’d read about them). So, given all of that “too much information” introduction, let’s unpack this list, shall we?
SUMMER ISLAND BOOK COVER ART DESIGNS
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1: SOMEONE ELSE’S SUMMER, RACHEL BATEMAN
Note: This is secular YA fiction
2: THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELLING PANTS, ANN BRASHARES
*Don’t Own; this is secular YA fiction
3: TO THE FARTHEST SHORES, ELIZABETH CAMDEN
4: BRIDAL BOOT CAMP, MEG CABOT
Note: This is secular adult fiction
5: THE SIREN, KIERA CASS
Pretty sure I have discussed this one on lists such as this before. So far, this is the only Cass novel I really have not cared for. However I did own it at one time and this newer cover re-design sure is pretty! Amazon | Goodreads
Note: this is secular YA fiction
6: REBECCA, DAPHNE DU MAURIER
This Netflix cover art is really pretty and as much of the story takes place around water with waves often drowning out conversations or causing an atmospheric drama moment, I kind of HAD to include this one, too! Amazon | Goodreads12 COLORFUL BOOK COVER DESIGNS THAT REMIND ME OF ISLAND LIFE #BOOKNERD #READER #READNIG #AMREADING #BOOKWORM #BOOKTWITTER #TOPTENTUESDAY @COURTNEY_WALSH, @JENBJONES, @MEGCABOT, @AMYMATAYO Click To Tweet
7: FOREVER YOUR GIRL, JENNY B. JONES
Haven’t read anything in this series yet, but I know a lot of people who enjoy the Katie Parker books. This one is about a grown up Katie (the original books chronicle her teen years), a novel that the author wrote later to kind of compete her story. Amazon | Goodreads
8: THE WAVES, AMY MATAYO
9: DIAL ‘A’ FOR AUNTIES, JESSE Q. SUTANTO
This one makes me laugh out loud. By this I mean its title and cover because it sounds a bit out there. It’s a murder mystery about a girl who is caught up in one and she must rely on her aunties for help! Reminds me of a kind of cozy British mystery premise! Amazon | Goodreads
Note: This is secular adult fiction. Reviews say this one has f-bombs and sexual detail/content
10: THE LAYOVER, LACIE WALDON
Not sure about this one because I don’t own it nor have I read it. But it sounds like it might by something I’d be okay giving a chance AND I’m always all for a new contemporary read. Amazon | Goodreads
* Don’t Own; this is secular adult fiction
11: A SWEETHAVEN SUMMER, COURTNEY WALSH
These I’ve seen around and heard of and I’ve even read 5 or so of Walsh’s newer releases. However not these. But they seem like summer-y reads in their cover design and plus, it has a beach on its cover and the word SUMMER in its title. Amazon | Goodreads
12: MOONSTRUCK [SERIES], LINDA WINDSOR
These all how kind of “island” vibes going for them. (Although they take place in Mexico.) All set against a romantic and shiny moon, plus I love the black with the sprinkle of bold color as their color theme. Paper Moon on Amazon | Goodreads
Your turn! What types of books would you takes with you if stranded somewhere? Any of these I mention on your TBRs? Or have you read any of them? Which of these summer island book cover designs are favorites? Which ones do you detest? Spy any cover art designs you like? Which prominent ones did I miss? Comment all the thoughts below! I look forward to chatting in the comments.
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