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Hey everyone! It’s that time of the week again! Another Top 5 Tuesday is upon us, and this week’s topic is covers with red, orange, and yellow. I tried to choose books that I’ve already read and am able to remember, so this was another slightly tricky topic for me because apparently I don’t read many books with these colors on the cover. You learn so many new things about yourself when you join book memes, I swear lol.
Here are my top 5 books with red, orange and yellow on the cover.
1. Vicious by V.E. Schwab
I love this cover. I love it more than the new covers ><! It has this comic book kind of vibe to it, and I like how huge and busy the city looks like from Victor’s perspective. I’m not sure about you, but covers set the mood before I read on and this went perfectly with how I pictured events in the book. If you haven’t read Vicious yet, it’s basically about two men with extraordinary powers who are trying to get revenge on each other for an event that happened ten years prior. It is filled with a morally gray cast that I was never sure who to completely root for. This was my first read of the year, and I ended up enjoying it more than Schwab’s Shades of Magic Trilogy.
2. Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo
If you follow me on Instagram, or have seen this cover yourself, then you know that it is a bright bright orange. And because it’s so bright it stands out to me. Set during the unstable political climate of Nigeria during the 80’s, this story features a modern couple in a traditional society that are unable to have children. Yejide and Akin were so interesting to read about because they seemed to have a sense of how they wanted to be but were constantly interrupted by their family and society’s beliefs and traditions.
3. Itazura na Kiss by Kaoru Tada
I used to read a ton of shoujo manga when I was younger, but what I hated was the main characters would finally get together and that was it. We would never get to see the rest of their story. I enjoyed Itazura so much because it was the first time I read a shoujo manga where we get to see the main couple before they were together all the way to when they are married and expecting their first child. With that being said, Kotoko is not the smartest of cookies, and Naoki is kind of a jerk.
4. America is Not the Heat by Elaine Castillo
I know! I’m cheating because I haven’t finished it yet, but the cover is super pretty and fits the prompt so it works! This is an ode to Filipinos written for Filipinos, and reading it feels like home. I’m listening to it on audio which is probably why I haven’t finished it yet, but I will get there!
5. The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella
It’s been a minute since I’ve picked up anything by Sophie Kinsella, but this is the one book that I remember absolutely loving. In this story a lawyer some how ends up at a rich man’s house and ends up working as his maid. Sometimes I crave a cutesy romance full of tropes, and this hit the spot. It was hilarious and adorable, and I’m possibly due for a reread or another Sophie Kinsella book since Summer is among us!
So, I just realized I didn’t have any books with mostly red on the cover…><! How do I not have a favorite almost all red book???
Have you read anything on my list? What are some of your favorite red, orange, and yellow book covers? I’d love to chat about it!