Top Ten Tuesday #158


Hi all! I hope you’ve all been having a good week and that you made the most of the sun whilst it lasted, I had a good couple of days of reading outside, but we seem to be back to business as usual weather-wise now!

Anyway, as it’s Tuesday, I’m back with another Top Ten Tuesday courtesy of Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl. Today we’re talking Books With Your Favourite Colour on the Cover, so naturally I’m going to be showing off books with purple covers. I wouldn’t say purple is as common a colour for covers as some others, but I did manage to find a few nice one:

  1. 22819449 Shadow and Bone-Leigh Bardugo

The actual design of this cover isn’t my favourite in the world, I definitely prefer the covers for her Six of Crows duology, but I do think that the purple is really striking.

2. 35214860Daughter of The Burning City-Amanda Foody

It’s quite a simplistic cover, the combination of the purple background and the different colours of the text and illustrations making it really striking for me. I also love the little hat!

3. 31574408Traitor To The Throne-Alwyn Hamilton

This series has some gorgeous covers! This one is definitely my favourite though, I love the contrasting shades of pink and purple combined with the yellow and white text.

4. Image result for the song rising collector's editionThe Song Rising-Samantha Shannon

I wish I had discovered this series earlier so I could have got The Song Rising with this cover-alas, by the time I got around to reading it, they were no longer selling these special editions. I much prefer the original design for this series than the redesigns and the dark purple along with the simplistic design makes for a really striking cover.

5. Image result for books with purple coversWicked Like A Wildfire-Lana Popovic

I don’t even know what this book is about, but I think that cover is completely gorgeous!

6. 36426163Toil and Trouble: 15 Tales of Women and Witchcraft-Edited by Jessica Spotswood and Tess Sharpe

Honestly this book really couldn’t do more to entice me to read it, first it’s a collection of stories about witches and then it has this amazing cover? Jo is sold!

7. 131121The Carnivorous Carnival (ASOUE #9) by Lemony Snicket:

It’s not purple all over, but I think there’s enough on there that it counts (besides as far as I can remember, the back cover was also purple). This was one of my favourites of the series and I was really happy with the episodes that covered it in the most recent season of ASOUE on Netflix.

8. Mirage (Mirage, #1)Mirage by Somaiya Daud:

I have to admit, I’m not even really sure what this one is about, but have you seen that cover? WOW!

9. 34842208Stain by AG Howard:

I’m not usually keen on covers with people’s faces on them, it’s just not the kind of design I like, but even I have to admit, this cover is really beautiful.

10. Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling

This isn’t the cover of the copy that I have, my sister and I have the original hardback copies of the later books in the series, but it is purple. I don’t know how I feel about the new designs of the covers, but maybe that’s just because I grew up with the old ones!

So there we go, 10 beautiful purple books for you to feast your eyes on! What colour did you pick this week? What’s your favourite cover from these? Let me know in the comments.

Next week’s topic is Books I Disliked/Hated But Am Really Glad I Read, but I really can’t think of any books that I didn’t like that I am glad I read, I generally don’t feel glad about experiences I didn’t enjoy! So I’m going to twist it slightly and go with Books That Were Hard For Me To Read But I’m Glad I Read. That way, I can kind of stick to the topic, but talk about books I liked instead of books I didn’t!

In the meantime, I will hopefully be getting up some discussion posts/writing posts in the near future, so keep a look out for those!

95 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday #158

    • iloveheartlandx May 8, 2018 / 9:44 pm

      It is, definitely one of the best I’ve seen for this year’s releases!

  1. anovelglimpse May 8, 2018 / 2:41 pm

    I love these covers (and the color)! So pretty!

  2. crystallinegirl May 8, 2018 / 3:25 pm

    S.A. Chakraborty, the author of City of Brass, was raving about Mirage on Twitter the other day, so I’ll have to give it a shot. This is the second list I’ve seen Daughter of the Burning City on, I’m going to have to look that one up. I really, really need to read the rest of the Grishaverse someday, I LOVED Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom. And I’m actually on my way to the library today to pick up Traitor to the Throne! Great list! Here’s mine:

    • iloveheartlandx May 8, 2018 / 9:43 pm

      I still need to check them both out (though Mirage isn’t out till August). I hope you enjoy DOTBC if you decide to read it (and that I do too for that matter, as I haven’t read it yet!). I’m also a Grishaverse newbie, I’ve only read Six of Crows and Shadow and Bone, but I’m hoping to catch up. Oh yay, I hope you enjoy it! Thank you 🙂

  3. taylortalksbooks May 8, 2018 / 3:45 pm

    OMG so many beautiful covers! I’m freaking OBSESSED with that edition of Daughter of Smoke and Bone!!

      • taylortalksbooks May 9, 2018 / 4:06 am

        Bahaha I just realized how I totally messed up the title! I meant Daughter of the Burning City 😂

      • iloveheartlandx May 9, 2018 / 12:03 pm

        Ha ha no worries, I kind of figured it was one of the two! Fantasy titles are so similar, they’re kind of interchangeable!

  4. Aakankshya May 8, 2018 / 3:59 pm

    Wow. That’s a very cute cover for The Deathly Hallows. And I spy

    • Aakankshya May 8, 2018 / 4:00 pm

      A series of unfortunate events book! 🙂🙂

      • iloveheartlandx May 8, 2018 / 9:40 pm

        Yes! They all have different colour spines and this one happened to be the purple one.

  5. Poinsettia May 8, 2018 / 4:00 pm

    So many beautiful purple covers! Thanks for visiting my list. 🙂

  6. Keri May 8, 2018 / 4:02 pm

    These are all such pretty covers!
    And omg, I’m so psyched for Mirage to release in August! And oooh, I still need to read Daughter of the Burning City!

    • iloveheartlandx May 8, 2018 / 9:40 pm

      Thanks! I definitely need to look into Mirage more, with a cover that beautiful, I hope the story is worth discovering so I can have it on my shelf. Ha ha as do I, it’s gonna be my next read!

  7. Shayna R May 8, 2018 / 4:31 pm

    Although green is my favourite colour, I think black and purple are my favourites when it comes to book covers. They just look so rich and impactful. I feel the same about having reservations regarding the newer Harry Potter covers. I like some aspects of them, but then there are other things I don’t feel look right (such as Harry being so tiny and skinny here in the last book when he is supposed to be an adult). I feel very attached to the original covers (and original covers in general). I do like the illustrated editions however because, well, that is their specific purpose and I feel like they have been done well.

    • iloveheartlandx May 8, 2018 / 9:38 pm

      They definitely do pack a punch, don’t they? I’m glad I’m not the only one who feels that way. There are definitely striking aspects to them, but yes, some things are wrong. The original covers were the ones I grew up with, so I just don’t have the same attachment to the new ones. Yes, the illustrated editions are great.

  8. Viki May 8, 2018 / 4:40 pm

    Ohh, I love the cover of Stain. It’s so pretty. Great list!

  9. lindseyhabets May 8, 2018 / 6:17 pm

    Purple was a very close second favorite color for me and so I absolutely love all of these!

  10. kozbisa May 8, 2018 / 6:36 pm

    I love all the purple covers I am seeing today, and am super pumped to see Wicked Like a Wildfire on so many lists, but I had that as one of my top covers of 2017.

    • iloveheartlandx May 8, 2018 / 9:33 pm

      There have been so many good ones! It’s such a gorgeous, gorgeous cover, so it doesn’t surprise me that it’s made more than one appearance today!

  11. ChrissiReads May 8, 2018 / 7:08 pm

    I absolutely love purple covers. You’ve picked some stunning ones.

  12. Louise May 8, 2018 / 7:16 pm

    Whoever does the covers for AG Howard’s books is a genius. They’re always stunning and really identifiable.

    • iloveheartlandx May 8, 2018 / 9:30 pm

      She really does have some great ones-and they do all seem to follow the same style, which is definitely helpful!

  13. Ashley Sapp May 8, 2018 / 7:23 pm

    There’s so many gorgeous covers on your list! I’m really looking forward to reading Stain by AG Howard. Her books are awesome!

    • iloveheartlandx May 8, 2018 / 9:30 pm

      Thank you! I haven’t actually read any of her books, but Stain really intrigues me, I’ve never read a Princess and The Pea retelling before.

  14. Kelly W May 8, 2018 / 7:31 pm

    I’m pretty sure I picked up Wicked Like a Wildfire entirely because I liked the cover… it’s sitting on my TBR and I’m still only 50% sure I know what it’s about… this TTT has been fun because SO MANY BEAUTIFUL COVERS

    • iloveheartlandx May 8, 2018 / 9:28 pm

      Nothing wrong with that at all-I have done that many times myself. Yes it has 🙂

  15. Greg Hill May 8, 2018 / 7:52 pm

    I like purple covers, they can be distinctive. My favorites here are Daughter of the Burning City and Stain, but I like Traitor to the Throne lots too.

    • iloveheartlandx May 8, 2018 / 9:25 pm

      Me too! They definitely stand out, don’t they? I think they’re all great, but those two are especially striking.

  16. Holly May 8, 2018 / 8:07 pm

    Purple is such a lovely color! Definitely underrated ❤ Great list!

  17. bookmuffin May 8, 2018 / 8:08 pm

    Purple is such a gorgeous colour on book covers! It appears a lot on fantasy books, it’s quite a magical colour 😅

    • iloveheartlandx May 8, 2018 / 9:23 pm

      It really is! I didn’t realise that but yes, you’re right it does. I agree 🙂

    • iloveheartlandx May 8, 2018 / 9:20 pm

      I hadn’t realised quite how many purple lists there were until I started visiting other people’s blogs. I’ve seen a couple, but for the most there’s been a lot of variety which is nice. Thank you!

  18. agreatreviewer May 8, 2018 / 8:32 pm

    Yay purple!! Great picks too! I forgot about upcoming books, like Stain! I was so focused on the books in my room! I even left out the ones downstairs that were purple! Whelp!

    Thanks for visiting my TTT post!

    • iloveheartlandx May 8, 2018 / 9:19 pm

      Thanks! I don’t own very many purple books myself, so I had to expand to my Goodreads TBR hence the upcoming books. That’s always the way though, you forget about books and then are reminded when it’s too late!

  19. Michelle (@PinkPlkaDotBlog) May 8, 2018 / 9:02 pm

    Purple might not be that common of a color, but OMG it is SO pretty!!! I almost changed my list from Pink to Purple just because I kept coming across beauties that were mostly purple!! Anyway, WICKED LIKE A WILDFLOWER is beyond 😍.

    • iloveheartlandx May 8, 2018 / 9:18 pm

      It should be more common BECAUSE it’s so pretty! There really are some gorgeous purple covers out there. Oh I know right, so beautiful!

  20. readerbuzz May 9, 2018 / 12:39 am

    Purple makes a dynamite cover! Pretty.

  21. Nicole Moy May 9, 2018 / 2:16 am

    I love the color purple and it’s my second favorite color. I cannot wait to read Toil and Trouble and the cover is gorgeous! Also, I love how you added that version of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows. I own the same one and I love the series so much! Harry Potter means a great deal to me. Love your list this week. You have a lot of stunning covers!

    • iloveheartlandx May 9, 2018 / 12:07 pm

      It’s such a pretty colour! I know, I mean the book sounds amazing anyway, but the cover definitely shifts it up! I love that shade of purple on the Harry Potter book, it’s gorgeous. It means a lot to me too, it was the series that really got me into reading. Thank you!

  22. rules640 May 9, 2018 / 2:46 am

    Beautiful covers!!!!❤️

  23. Courtney @ The Green Mockingbird Blog May 9, 2018 / 2:49 am

    This is a pretty collection! I really like the cover for Wicked Like a Wildfire.

  24. pagesandtea May 9, 2018 / 7:51 am

    So pretty 🙂
    Shadow and Bone and Harry Potter are my favourites here but they’re all lovely!

    • iloveheartlandx May 9, 2018 / 12:01 pm

      I know right! Purple covers definitely are beautiful 🙂

  25. thebookishlibra May 9, 2018 / 10:52 am

    Yay for purple covers! I love that Harry Potter one. Hadn’t seen that one before.

    • iloveheartlandx May 9, 2018 / 11:34 am

      They are awesome right? It’s one of the more recent redesigns I think!

  26. Eve L (Evilous) May 9, 2018 / 11:36 am

    OH I’ve seen a lot of purple on this and there are so many beautiful covers/titles. Great picks!

    • iloveheartlandx May 9, 2018 / 12:09 pm

      It does seem to have been a popular choice this week. Thank you 🙂

    • iloveheartlandx May 9, 2018 / 12:09 pm

      It is! Whoever did that cover art is seriously talented 🙂

    • iloveheartlandx May 10, 2018 / 1:01 pm

      It is truly stunning! I haven’t really checked Mirage out yet, but that cover is really making me want to. Thank you, I will definitely check out your list 🙂

  27. Cait @ Paper Fury May 10, 2018 / 9:12 am

    THIS IS SO PRETTY. *flails* I don’t typically love purple, but I kind of love any colour on books haha.😂My favourite purple cover is the paperback of Bone Gap! omg it’s just so well designed. But I also love Stained (!!) and I’m so looking forward to reading that one!

    • iloveheartlandx May 10, 2018 / 12:53 pm

      Ha ha thank you! Very true, book covers nearly always look great no matter the colour. Oh I totally forgot about that one and it is gorgeous! Stain is so pretty and it sounds so good AHHHH!

  28. Tanya Atkinson May 10, 2018 / 10:04 am

    I also used that Shadow and Bone cover in my TTT post. I own the original gray cover but I wish I had that purple cover!

    • iloveheartlandx May 10, 2018 / 12:51 pm

      It is gorgeous! I think the purple just pops a lot more than the grey 🙂

  29. Shaz May 10, 2018 / 1:58 pm

    So many lovely covers! I chose purple as well! 💜
    My TTT

  30. Kay Wisteria May 11, 2018 / 12:32 am

    I love all these covers, especially Wicked Like A Wildfire!!! Purple is so pretty ❤

    • iloveheartlandx May 11, 2018 / 10:51 pm

      Thank you! Wicked Like A Wildfire is gorgeous. Yes it is 🙂

  31. Ericka B May 11, 2018 / 12:57 am

    You selected some really pretty purple covers!

  32. Destiny @ Howling Libraries May 11, 2018 / 6:00 am

    Amazing list! Purple is one of my favorite colors, too, and there are soooo many gorgeous books here. I can never get enough purple books on my shelves!

    • iloveheartlandx May 11, 2018 / 10:49 pm

      Thanks! I wish I had more actually, of these, Shadow and Bone and Daughter of The Burning City are the only ones I own.

  33. Ashley May 11, 2018 / 1:34 pm

    I love the purple color choice! I also love all the shades of purple you chose for book covers, they all go together which is cool. Happy to see The Song Rising on your list! I love that series so much.

    • iloveheartlandx May 11, 2018 / 10:48 pm

      Thanks! It wasn’t really planned that way, it just worked out, which was nice. As do I-I’m so excited for Book 4, though I wish I hadn’t binged the series so fast, as it looks like there’s going to be quite the wait for it.

  34. Rissi May 12, 2018 / 2:40 am

    Ooo!! Look at all these pretty purple shades. Love it.

    I haven’t read any of Leigh’s books or A.G’s but as I do hear good things about both authors, someday I would like to pick their respective books up! thanks for visiting Finding Wonderland. 🙂

    • iloveheartlandx May 12, 2018 / 7:03 pm

      Thanks! I’ve read a couple of Leigh’s books and liked them, but never read any of A.G’s. I hope you enjoy both when you do read them. No problem!

  35. Kathy @ Books & Munches May 12, 2018 / 9:59 pm

    Daughter of the Burning City and Wicked Like a Wildfire are definitely pretty covers!
    Both of those are still on my TBR, ugh.. :’)

    • iloveheartlandx May 13, 2018 / 11:34 am

      They definitely are! Haha I’m sure you’ll get to them eventually.

  36. Annemieke May 14, 2018 / 6:29 am

    Purple is such a pretty color and these are all so pretty. *.*

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