Hello friends, I am back with another Top Ten Tuesday! This weeks theme is Books with ___ On The Cover! So, since we are able to pick anything we want to talk about on the cover I am going to be picking illustrations! Illustrations have had a revival, or just gotten really popular lately on book covers and honestly I am here for it. I love a good illustrated cover. Here are ten of my favourite illustrated covers!
Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
A Marvellous Light by Freya Marske
I mean look at how gorgeous this cover is. All the detail, the floral print, the colours. It’s just gorgeous.
Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins
I just love the sketch style of this. I also love how her shirt doesn’t have an outline and blends into the rest of the cover. Something about it is just so endearing and I love it.
Non-Player Character by Victoria Cova
This art style is so cute! I love the whimsical colours and shapes, the magic creature and the character. They’re just pretty and gives me real videogame vibes that I think could fit the story well, though I haven’t read it yet.
Of The Wild by E. Wamb
I love all the purple hues of this one and the yellow highlight just looks so gorgeous against the purples. It’s so subtle and kind of creepy in the best way.
The Companion by E. E. Ottoman
It’s simple but it’s so good! I love the plants in the foreground and the house in the background. It highlights the character so well and just gives these very like warm, cozy vibes.
Taproot by Keezy Young
I just love this art style. It’s pretty and soft and cozy, in so many ways. I love the greens, and the way the title doesn’t have an outline. It just all feels so soft.
The Adventure Zone Graphic Novel by The McElroys and Carey Pietsch
Again I just really love this art style. It’s colourful and dynamic and just feels so alive. It looks fun and wild in all the best ways.
Silver in The Wood by Emily Tesh
This is another one that feels creepy and spooky in the best way. It’s fairly simple and the contrast of the face made out of plants against the black background just really gives the vibes of this book.
In The Winter Woods by A.C. Thomas
This one feels really Christmassy and festive, which works so well for the story. I really love that the warm glow of the buildings and the Christmas tree and snow. I find it really nice to look at.
The Tea Dragon Tapestry by Kay O’Neil
Again this is one where the art style just gets me. The colour combinations are so gorgeous and the palette looks great together. I love the soft feeling of the landscape and the characters look so cute on the cover.
Are there any illustrated covers you love?