Top Ten Tuesday #34: My Favorite Colors — Wishes for My TBR Pile #24

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that was created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish but is now managed by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic:

Books With My Favorite Color On the Cover

Yea, I know I’m late with my TTT post, but I’ve been a bit lazy lately about drafting posts so this slipped from me. But I really wanted to do it because I love featuring my favorite colors. I thought I’d combine it with my Wishes for My TBR meme and feature instead:

Books in My Favorite Colors That I Want to Get

Yellow

Circe by Madeline Miller

A new novel by Madeline Miller that retells the myth concerning Circe, the Greek goddess of magic. I really want to read this, but much as I love the cover, I’ll wait for the paperback to be published. In the meantime, I plan to try Miller’s Song of Achilles, which I’ve heard is also great.

Forever or a Day by Sarah Jacoby

So I’m subscribed to the Chronicle Books newsletter because I really like their content (and picture books). It’s through their newsletter that I discovered this beautiful picture book about a conversation between a parent and a child. The newsletter I received featured a fun interview with author and illustrator Sarah Jacoby. Forever or a Day is her debut picture book. It was published in March. I can’t wait to read it!

This one isn’t really yellow, but those sunset colors are some of my favorites and they closely match yellow, so I placed it here.

Golden Age by James Maxwell

This was featured on The Tattooed Book Geek blog a while back in an author guest post. It’s a fantasy novel about a prince and princess who travel to kingdom where the dying sun king has plundered his empire for gold to build a pyramid made entirely of the metal. When the sun king exhausts his empire’s resources, he seeks to get more gold from a country called Phalesia, where the princess is from, that has a sacred ark made of gold. Legends say the ark must not be opened, but the sun king doesn’t care.

The story sounds interesting to me, so I’m willing to try it and I think I’ll like the historical period and setting. I much prefer the cover the Tattooed Book Geek featured, but I went with this one because it’s yellow…gold.

What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah

This is a debut collection of short stories that “explores the ties that bind parents and children, husbands and wives, lovers and friends to one another and to the places they call home.” I forgot what about caught my interest, but I bet that I just read Darkowaa’s review of it, got it excited, and placed it on my Goodreads TBR. That usually happens.

This is the only book on here that almost reaches the bright shade of yellow I love. There are hardly any yellow books on my Goodreads TBR. This post was much harder to compile than expected.

Norse Myths: Tales of Odin, Thor and Loki by Kevin Crossley-Holland, illus. by Jeffrey Alan Love

A picture book that focuses on Norse mythology but I think the intended audience is teens. I really want this book. And I want the U.K. copy because of those yellow parts on the cover. (Really want it…)

Folk by Zoe Gilbert

This book is probably out by now. It’s a debut novel that seems to have a hint of fairy tale about it. It’s about village called Neverness where queer this happen. I want to get and read it.

I included it because I love the bright shade of yellow used for the letters and flowers.

Blue/Sea Green

Ocean Meets Sky by Terry Fan (illus.) and Eric Fan (illus.)

I discovered this picture book over on the Picture Books Blogger. The gorgeous cover caught my eye and I had to place it on my TBR. The creators are brothers who also illustrated and wrote The Night Gardener. This book is about a boy who sails to find where the ocean meets the sky, a place his grandfather told him about. This might be one I need to buy because I’m already loving the illustrations.

Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth by Oliver Jeffers (illus.)

Another picture book. (Lots of picture books in this post.) I discovered this one in a Brain Pickings post. I gather that the book is dedicated to the Jeffers’s first child and it’s about what Jeffers appreciates about earth. I like the cover and illustrations and am quite curious about the book. I’d love to read it.

Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen

This sounds similar to Witches of East End by Melissa de la Cruz (which I didn’t like) and The Demon Lover by Juliet Dark (which I enjoyed). It seems to be a paranormal romance that involves witches and magic. I’m interested.

I learned about it from this list on Unbound Worlds — 15 Lush Nature-Based Fantasy Novels to Celebrate Spring.

The Strays by Emily Bitto

For some reason, the synopsis of this makes me think of Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. I might be way off thinking them similar but for now, I can’t help it. The Strays is apparently a historical fiction novel about the friendship between three sisters and their friend and the lifestyle of their parents’ wild and bohemian artistic lifestyle

The Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell

A collection of hilarious diary entries by a bookseller writing about working in a bookshop. It just sounds fun.


Okay, I’ll stop here. Let me know if you’ve read any of these.

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15 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday #34: My Favorite Colors — Wishes for My TBR Pile #24

  1. I haven’t read any of the books on your list, but I do want to read Sarah Addison Allen’s work at some point. Though I’ve usually heard her novels described as “magical realism” instead of “paranormal”… Then again, stories about witches seem to walk that fine line.

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    • Hmm, I’ll probably think the same if I get around to reading her book. I just assumed it’s paranormal because of the presence of witches. I judged based on the synopsis of the book.

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  2. There’s something about the color yellow on a cover, it really makes them pop. When I see them on a bookshelf, they’re always the ones that stand out the most. I’m also really looking forward to Circe, I got an audio copy for review and I hope to listen to it soon.

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