Book Tag: Dreamy Book Covers

Hello, reader!

It’s been a minute since I’ve done a tag, hasn’t it? Thankfully, the lovely Danni @ For Books Sake recently tagged me in a book tag that is perfect for me! You should definitely go check out her answers and her blog 💕

If you’ve been following this blog for any length of time, you know that I am a sucker for a pretty cover. I have often read a book just because I thought it was pretty. It doesn’t always work out, experience-wise, but, hey, at least my bookshelves are gorgeous! So when Danni tagged me in the Dreamy Book Cover tag, you know I had to participate 😁 Let’s get to it!


1. Thank the lovely person who tagged you, spread the love! (Thank you, Danni!)
2. Mention Tiana @ The Book Raven as the brilliant creator of this book tag! (Thanks for the great book tag, Tiana!) 
3. Use the original tag image in your post. (However, Feel free to add whatever other graphics your heart desires!)
4. Nominate at least one fellow blogger for this tag.
5. List the rules and have fun!

No Ideas But in Things – A book cover that perfectly expresses the novel inside it.

Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

I read this solely because I fell hard for this cover. I mean… look at it! Turns out, the story contained within is as kickass as the cover would suggest. There are skeletons, there is destruction, and, best of all, there is Gideon! The aesthetic also gives you what kind of feel you’re in for, which is dark and creepy. So, yeah, I think it does a damn fine job of expressing what’s the novel!

Dark and Lovely – A book cover that is so creepalicious you just want to eat it up.

Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire

This is not only my favorite book of the Wayward Children series (so far), but my favorite cover, as well! It’s just so perfectly creepy and sets the mood for the book beautifully. The gnarled tree, the bleak colors, the eerie chest… it’s all just *chef’s kiss* Just looking at this makes me want to read the book again, lol.

Sugary Sweet – A cute cover that is so fluffy you want to give it a hug.

The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill

Do I even need to justify this pick? Just look at all the cuteness this cover contains! And, thankfully, it’s a graphic novel so the entire book is just as adorable. I really need to read the next one. Perhaps now that our libraries are starting to open up, I’ll be able to pick it up! Or maybe I’ll just cave and buy all the Tea Dragon books… 😬

The Simple Aesthetic- A book cover that stuns with the most minimalistic of design.

After the Flood by Kassandra Montag

This is another book where the stunning cover pulled me in. I had heard a few good things about this book, but the cover is what sealed the deal. I love the colors, which pop way more in person than any picture could show. And I found the simple picture and text to be very compelling. I also liked the inclusion of the topography lines. At least, that’s what I assume those gold squiggles are! Either way, this is a simplistic winner.

Cover Envy – A book cover you wish you had on your shelves, but don’t yet.

Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert

I love this cover! It’s just so bright and summery and adorable and 😍

Also, I am dying to read this book! I loved Get a Life, Chloe Brown and I want to see what Chloe’s sister has in store. I’ve also not dabbled in the fake dating trope all that much and I’m curious. But, yes, absolutely adore this cover.

Travelling Abroad – A beautiful book cover featuring a country outside of your own.

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

One of the rare historical fiction books on my shelf and one of the prettiest, as well! I’m a sucker for a blue cover, blue being my favorite color.

This one features a picture of a city in France, though I can’t remember the name of it. I went to France once when I was a little kid (we were stationed in Germany and my dad loved being so close to so many different countries), but I would love to go back as an adult!

The Colour Wheel – A cover that showcases one of your favourite colours.

The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu

I mentioned blue is my favorite color. When I think “blue” and “beautiful cover”, this is the book that immediately pops in my head. It’s flippin’ gorgeous 😍 The fact that the writing and story is equally beautiful makes this one a triple threat! And this particular version isn’t even the prettiest one. The Owlcrate edition has silver gilded edges and I just… *fans herself*

Switching Gears – A cover change you absolutely adore.

US Edition

UK Edition

Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko

I suppose this is less of a “cover change” and more just an alternate cover. Still, I love the UK edition so much! I like covers that have hidden imagery in them and it’s just so gorgeous. Of course, the US edition is nothing to sneeze at, as well. Look at that magnificent Black girl gracing that cover and stunning all of us with her beauty! Every time I see a Black person featured on a cover, I have to admit I get a little emotional. It was just something I never saw as a young, Black reader and it’s amazing that my kids won’t have to grow up never seeing themselves represented on the books that they love.

Oldie but Goodie – A favorite cover of your favorite classic.

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

Though it took me forever to read this book, I have to say that this is one of the most fascinating and satisfying classics I’ve ever read. I do love a good revenge story that delivers in the end! Anyways, about the cover. Most of the covers for this book are, frankly, hideous 😂 But this is the leather bound Barnes & Noble edition and it is glorious! I don’t actually own it, but I want to. Which I could say about so many books, heh.

And the Winner is… Which book cover mentioned above is your favourite?

I have to choose?!? How am I supposed to pick my favorite out of so many wonderful and eclec- just kidding, it’s Raybearer.

Y’all knew this was coming, right? I go hard for this book! But, as I mentioned before, this one really does have a special place in my heart because of the representation. If someone ever tells you representation doesn’t matter, they clearly cannot be trusted. It can and does mean everything!

I think that’s the most fun I’ve had with a tag in awhile! In return, I tag…

And, as always, happy reading!


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