Top 5 Tuesday #81: 2022 Beauties

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme created by Shanah, the Bionic Book Worm, and now hosted by Meeghan at Meeghan Reads.

This week’s topic:

Top 5 covers of 2022

The following are my favorite covers of the books I read this year.

The Fox and the Star by Coralie Bickford-Smith
The Worm and the Bird by Coralie Bickford-Smith
Mirka Andolfo’s Mercy: The Fair Lady, the Frost, and the Fiend by Mirka Andolfo (illus.), transl. by Arancia Studio
DCeased: Hope at World’s End by Tom Taylor, illus. by Trevor Hairsine
Every Tree Has a Story by Cécile Benoist, illus. by Charlotte Gastaut

The first two are children’s picture books that were not what I expected when I read them. The stories strike me more as fables, almost, and didn’t appeal to me, but there are many readers who like them, so I’m just the rando here. I’d recommend them. Plus, the illustrations are good.

The second two are horror comic books. Mirka Andolfo’s Mercy reminds me of the popular Monstress series because it’s about a young woman who has a monster inside her. It’s set during the gold rush, and the story is interesting but ultimately didn’t work for me. I liked the art, though.

DCeased: Hope at World’s End is the third installment in a superhero comic book series about a zombie apocalypse that takes place in the DC universe. I’m a huge fan. I enjoy both the story and the illustrations and hope another installment (the fifth) is forthcoming.

And the last book, Every Tree Has a Story, is a children’s nonfiction book about trees that I think will appeal to all ages. It’s one of my favorite books of the year. I learned a lot, and the patterned illustrations are gorgeous.


16 thoughts on “Top 5 Tuesday #81: 2022 Beauties

    1. Oh! I’ll look her up. I like the cover of Hamnet. Coralie Bickford-Smith works as an illustrator for Penguin Random House, I think. She’s done a couple covers for their classics.

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