EIGHT BOOK COVERS WITH COOL & SIMPLE SILHOUETTES IN THE DESIGN. CHATTING ABOUT SOME PRETTY BOOK COVER DESIGNS IN SILHOUETTE. TEXT © RISSI JC

EIGHT BOOK COVERS WITH COOL SILHOUETTES IN THE DESIGN

April 25, 2022 28 Comments

When it comes to the art on a book cover, I’m all about being a snob. I know what I like and a pretty, shiny cover is one of these things. Of course, we all know this is subjective as we all like a different style. To kick off our working week of content, we’re going to look at some cover art, specifically, covers that feature unique textures, or as is the case today book covers with a silhouette – because, why not?

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Really, in all honesty, I was going to go with books covers with a diamond on them because it’s April and the diamond is the April birthstone. Plus as I wrote this, I realized today was my aunt’s birthday. Then we shifted to shaping or geometric looks. All would have fit but I just couldn’t see enough of those on my shelf. So instead we shift to silhouettes, which covers multiple genres! I’m always fascinated by shapes and textures in graphic design and how it can work or how to use it. Probably why I play with graphics SO much. I found silhouettes also used some of these elements. AND anytime a list prompt offers an opportunity to pick the books based on their cover art, I’m here for it. Let’s get started and hope I picked a styling that is actually featured on books I own!


BOOK COVERS WITH SILHOUETTES IN THE DESIGN

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1: DEADLY CURIOUS, CINDY ANTSEY

Just found and ordered this one on Book Outlet because the one book I read by Cindy was SO much fun that I’d love to read more. They’re typically historical YA fiction and I have read very little of that. But in addition to the genre, they are often likened to Jane Austen or Agatha Christie. Amazon | Goodreads

2: PRIDE & PREJUDICE, JANE AUSTEN

These versions from HarperCollins (Thomas Nelson) of classic literature are super pretty! They have laser cute jackets that remove to uncover the most beautiful albeit plain (with just the titles stamped in gold) hardcovers, unusually in pretty jewel tones. Despite the fact that I don’t read this genre, I have purchased quite a few! Amazon | Goodreads

3: COASTAL GUARDIANS (SERIES), DANI PETTREY

I remember when I first saw the cover reveal for Dani’s first book in this series, I was like… oh, my! It’s just so pretty with the elements of the water and movement, silhouette and EVERYTHING about it. I also think it’s very unique for the genre so I love that. Amazon | Goodreads

4: JACKABY, WILLIAM RITTER

Had this one on the shelf for years. Let’s really not even talk about how long. Amazon | Goodreads

EIGHT BOOK COVERS WITH COOL & SIMPLE SILHOUETTES IN THE DESIGN. CHATTING ABOUT SOME PRETTY BOOK COVER DESIGNS IN SILHOUETTE. TEXT © RISSI JC
5: THE LADYS MINE, FRANCINE RIVERS

Her newest release, I picked this one up and honestly, I’ve never read a novel by Rivers. However given how LONG this one is, it’s a bit intimidating. Should I still attempt it? Amazon | Goodreads

6: SECONDS TO LIVE, SUSAN SLEEMAN

Never got around to read the rest of the novels in this series, but did like this one well enough. It’s a cybercriminal suspense novel featuring FBI agents and all that jazz. Amazon | Goodreads

7: HELLO, GOODBYE AND EVERYTHING IN-BETWEEN, JENNIFER E. SMITH

Read this one quite some time ago and did enjoy it. It’s also been (or will be?) adapted as a film so I’ll confess, I’m feeling kind of proud that I’ve already read a novel before the film releases! It follows the high school couple who are the dream couple on the eve of their separate college bound lives – and the question of will they or won’t they make it. Most of Jennifer’s covers would fit in this but I used this one because I’ve read it. Amazon | Goodreads

8: THE GIRL WHO COULD SEE, KARA SWANSON

Like Dani Pettrey’s novel (series), this is a unique concept. I like that it’s a silhouette, but also… more. It’s colorful and yet sleek but also really eye catching too. Amazon | Goodreads

Your turn! What did you feature on your list this week? Anything fun? Silly? Pretty? Have you read any of these? Would you? Comment all your comments below!

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28 Comments

  • Anne@HeadFullofBooks April 26, 2022 at 12:35 AM

    I agree. These are cool! I considered flowers or a spring theme but then opted for weirdly awful classic covers My TTT is here. Please visit and comment. Thanks.

    • Rissi JC April 26, 2022 at 6:54 PM

      Flowers would have been pretty! But we love a new direction too. :) Thanks for visiting, Anne.

  • Rae @ HerSerialLife.com April 26, 2022 at 4:03 AM

    What a great list. I love your spin on this week’s prompt. These covers are interesting and gorgeous, so great picks as well 😊😉. I especially like The Girl Who Could See and Deadly Curious.

    Here is my TTT post: https://herseriallife.com/top-15-books-with-red-cover-spring-2022-tbr/

    • Rissi JC April 26, 2022 at 6:55 PM

      Right? Two of my most favorites! I should have tried harder because I think I have more of this style on my bookshelf, but oh well! When I put this together late on a Sunday night, sometimes I do the lazier route. ;) Thanks a bunch for making time to visit, Rae.

  • Ellie Warren April 26, 2022 at 5:41 AM

    Laser cut covers are so pretty but I do get worried that I’ll inadvertently catch them on something and rip a chunk out.

    Ellie Warren recently posted: Top Ten Crow Covers
    • Rissi JC April 26, 2022 at 6:58 PM

      That IS a legit fear. I’m always really nervous if I remove them when I used to film hauls, etc. But these editions do arrive with a plastic dust jacket style cover. So that’s helpful too. :) Thanks for the visit, Ellie.

  • Lydia April 26, 2022 at 6:50 AM

    Very cool! Yeah, the silhouette thing on covers seemed to go out of fashion for a while. It’s nice that it’s back.

    • Rissi JC April 26, 2022 at 6:59 PM

      I agree. I think you saw them a lot and then they made a bit of a reappearance. Are they still cool? Thanks so much for the visit, Lydia.

  • Mia @ My Genre Books and Me April 26, 2022 at 6:53 AM

    The Killing Tide cover looks awesome. Different idea for the prompt this week — I like it!

    • Rissi JC April 26, 2022 at 7:03 PM

      Hi, Mia! Thanks so much for visiting and definitely! The Killing Tide is a great cover and way unique for its genre.

  • Angela April 26, 2022 at 7:31 AM

    Very cool element to focus on! I love that P&P cover.

    • Rissi JC April 26, 2022 at 7:06 PM

      We love a fun cover design element! Glad, as always, you stopped by, Angela. Thanks!

  • Anita@seriesbooklover April 26, 2022 at 9:13 AM

    I like your choice of cover themes…

    Here is my aTTT featuring space stuff on covers.

    https://seriesbooklover.wordpress.com/2022/04/26/top-ten-tuesday-books-with-images-of-outer-space-on-the-cover/

    • Rissi JC April 26, 2022 at 7:08 PM

      Thanks. Appreciate that.

  • Brittaney B April 26, 2022 at 9:17 AM

    What a fun choice for this week’s book cover prompt. I’ve read many of Francine Rivers books. The Lady is Mine is a bit of a departure in feel from her previous stories which had a much deeper spiritual tone. This one was a bit lighter and fun. It’s a rom-com Western with a strong heroine. I enjoyed it.

    • Rissi JC April 26, 2022 at 7:10 PM

      I love a lighter book! Glad to know that about Francine’s, Brittaney. I respect that her books are deeper though. I think that does lack in some fiction but sometimes it’s nice to have something a little different too and this one sounds like I’d enjoy. :) Thanks so much for the visit!

  • Mareli Thalwitzer April 26, 2022 at 11:52 AM

    This is a very clever idea! The Lady is mine has so many mixed reviews, still wondering if I must read it or not.

    Happy TTT!

    Elza Reads

    Mareli Thalwitzer recently posted: Top Ten Tuesday – You know what Bugs me?
    • Rissi JC April 26, 2022 at 7:13 PM

      Uh-oh! Really? I haven’t read reviews for The Lady’s Mine yet. But hopefully it’s something I’ll enjoy. It seems like it could be fun and I used to read western fiction ALL THE TIME. :) Thanks so much for visiting, Mareli! Appreciate this and all the best on deciding. :)

  • Lindsey @ Lindsey Reads April 26, 2022 at 1:24 PM

    These covers do look so cool – I love how they each have a slightly mysterious vibe to them :)

    • Rissi JC April 26, 2022 at 7:14 PM

      Love all the mysterious vibes here…! :D Thanks for the visit, Lindsey.

  • Cindy Davis April 26, 2022 at 1:43 PM

    Very cool topic! I do have Seconds to Live on my physical shelf that needs to be read…someday, lol!

    Cindy Davis recently posted: Top Ten Tuesday-Couples
    • Rissi JC April 26, 2022 at 7:18 PM

      I can RELATE, Cindy. I have far too many books I need to read. Just trying to be chill about it and pick up reading again when I feel like it. :) Hope you enjoy when you read it! Thanks a bunch for visiting.

  • Deanna (A Novel Glimpse) April 26, 2022 at 3:33 PM

    I love your choice! Silhouettes are so cool.

    • Rissi JC April 26, 2022 at 7:19 PM

      For sure! Especially when they have some unique elements. :) Thanks for visiting, Deanna.

  • Jo April 27, 2022 at 7:36 AM

    I’ve not read any of these, but I’ve heard really good things about Jackaby, will have to try it someday!

    Jo recently posted: Top Ten Tuesday #365
    • Rissi JC May 3, 2022 at 10:10 PM

      “Jackaby” is one that’s been around a really long time but I haven’t ever made time for it. Perhaps at some point I will! Thanks a bunch for the visit, Jo. :)

  • Ash April 27, 2022 at 2:39 PM

    So many great covers! Jackaby was a fun read and I love the covers for Deadly Curious and The Girl Who Could See.

    Ash @ Essentially Ash

    • Rissi JC May 3, 2022 at 10:11 PM

      That’s awesome! I love to read good book recommendations from fellow readers. :) Thanks for sharing and making time to visit, Ash.

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