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Top Ten Tuesday: Books with Nature Covers

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.


Good morning everyone on this hopefully bright and lovely Tuesday! TTT is back and ready to show some love on gorgeous covers with nature themes on it. Maybe I just don’t read enough books with actual picturesque covers instead of designs, but I struggled more than I thought I would on this topic.

Hope you enjoy the selection I’ve picked out! If you have some wonderful covers you want to suggest that is fitting for the theme, let me know in the comments below! While I like to think I don’t judge a book by its cover, let’s be honest, it does help a little if it’s something absolutely gorgeous!

  1. The Great Pursuit by Wendy Higgins
  2. Dream On by Kerstin Gier
  3. You Have a Match by Emma Lord
  4. Ice Kissed by Amanda Hocking
  5. The Perfect Escape by Suzanne Park
  6. Maybe This Time by Kasie West
  7. Distant Echoes by Colleen Coble
  8. A Treason of Thorns by Laura E. Weymouth
  9. Lavender Morning by Jude Devereaux
  10. Darklight by Lesley Livingston

Clearly YA does not have as many simple scenic covers like I find for thrillers/mysteries or adult contemporaries. But I tried my best! Which cover of these do you like the most?

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Top Ten Tuesday: My Most Recent (Favourite) Reads

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.


It’s Tuesday again and this week’s TTT is going to seem a little repetitive since I have recently shared what I’ve read last month here.

Instead, I will share my last 4 to 5 star rated books in 2021 so far because they warrant just more notice and love! If anything catches your eye, please try and find a copy for yourself because I more than recommend these to anyone who is even remotely interested in their descriptions.

1. The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna (review)

  • A beautiful first book in a new fantasy world, a girl faces her inner demon (literally) when she realizes her blood bleeds a different colour. Her salvation? An offer to fight as the monster she is for the kingdom against savage beasts.
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Top Ten Tuesday: Animals (Heavily) Featured in Books

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.


Hello friends! This week has started off feeling super slow and draining, and my head feels like it’s in the clouds thinking about a wonderful series I just wrapped up with the best chemistry between the lead and a surprising romantic interest. So of course I can’t concentrate on work (or practically anything else), so excuse the attempt I’ve made for this week’s TTT.

The original interpretation of this topic was about animals in books. I was assuming those that were a bit more anthropomorphic or like, an actual character, and I honestly cannot think of too many. So instead, I will just talk about books that feature animals or animal characters more heavily in the plot line.

1. Grimalkin (The Iron King by Julie Kagawa)

Actually one of my favourite characters in the series because he reminds me so much of what I imagine Cheshire Cat from Wonderland would be like, Grimalkin is a cat-like creature who pops in when he feels the need and disappears when danger arises. You never know where he may show up or how helpful he’ll be but his company along parts of adventures were always welcome!

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