Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week they provide a topic and you are free to use that topic and/or variations of that topic to make your top ten list. You don’t have to do all ten. Instead you can do three, five, fifteen, whatever you want. A full list of the weekly themes can be found here.
This week’s theme is Super Long Book Titles…but I’m not doing that. Instead I’m going with the theme I missed from October 6, Book Covers with Fall Colors/Vibes. I love autumn. The weather becomes tolerable, the grass stops growing (mostly) so I don’t have to mow, and it is finally nice to spend time outside again. Not to mention nature’s color palette is phenomenal.
Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia – The cover of this book shouts “Autumn!” to me. From the delightful jewel tones to the wilting foliage in her hands everything about this is perfect. Not to mention autumn brings on my favorite spooky season and as this is a gothic horror novel it is fall perfection in one faultless package.
The Empire of Gold (The Daevabad Trilogy #3) by S.A. Chakraborty – This is another case of both the cover and the story reminding me of the fall. We again have the deeper jewel tones on the cover bringing to mind the autumnal season but within the story I am also reminded of fall. The environment of the main location of this book is within a cycle of decay and rebirth and if that isn’t quintessentially autumn I don’t know what is.
The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie – Again we have a darker cover along with tarnished gold that puts me in that fall state of mind. I also read this book as audio last fall while spending time outside so perhaps the memory of that also lends to the fall frame of mind. Either way, I can’t think about this book without thinking about crunching leaves and cozy sweaters.
Lets group all three of these into one category, shall we? All three covers boldly display the color gold which absolutely shouts fall to me. If I turn and look out my window I see little but the leaves on the trees turning the same golden hue and it is gorgeous. Both the Maas and Tahir books (I haven’t read Addie yet, my copy is lost in the void) also demonstrate the cycle of death and rebirth within the story that is at the heart of this season. From what I’ve seen Addie also has that same sense of rejuvenation that I associate with autumn but I can’t say for sure.
That is it for this week! I hope you all are reading books that bring you joy.