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Birthstone Covers: May 2022

Leslie @ Books Are The New Black created a fun monthly post featuring book covers that fit the birthstone of the month.This can be the color of the cover or the color in the title.

Anyone can join, just be sure to give credit where it’s due.

I’m doing this a little earlier this month, but May’s birthstone is so aptly chosen for this time of year. It’s emerald, baby, and it’s gorgeoussss. The dark green hues just remind me to spring and the growth of everything around me (plus my allergies but we don’t have to talk about that).

As I’ve done with the other months, I’ve picked an assortment of book covers I hope represent this birthstone well. If you enjoy a book or two on this list, please give a shout out in the comments below!

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Birthstone Covers: April 2022

Leslie @ Books Are The New Black created a fun monthly post featuring book covers that fit the birthstone of the month.This can be the color of the cover or the color in the title.

Anyone can join, just be sure to give credit where it’s due.

The month of April is represented by the beautiful diamond! While people say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, I’d just like to think they sparkle nicely. I’m representing diamond with white covers. I chose a selection of those with solid white backgrounds and not too many other vivid colours in the foreground, which unfortunately limits the number of covers that fit.

Hope you enjoy this list and that April has been treating you well!

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Look Alike Covers Part 1

Hello blogging friends! I am unfortunately still feeling sick since Sunday and hope I’m on the recovery process soon, so this post will have to be a shorter one.

I wanted to discuss with you today something I’ve noticed on infrequent occasions where covers just look soooo similar to one another. I know no one lives in a vacuum so of course people get inspired by one another, but these ones just have a bit of an uncanny similarity between them.

I think I will make this into a series at some point, so this will only be part 1. Let’s begin!

Defy (Sara B. Larson) & Graceling (Kristin Cashore)

Both are high fantasy stories featuring a badass heroine who can totally handle herself well. While I know dagger pictures aren’t uncommon (maybe I should do a post of covers with swords sometime?), the green background and simplistic focus on the dagger do bring out similarities. A bookstagram friend pointed out this similarity to me.

What do you think? Look alike or no?

Long May She Reign (Rhiannon Thomas) & Control (Lydia Kang)

I suppose when YA people think of SCIENCE in their stories, you automatically get a beaker on the cover. Personally, I really like both covers a lot, and the blue hues contrasting the black background make it stand out.

What do you think? Look alike or no?

The Vanishing Deep (Astrid Scholte) & The Corridor (A.N. Willis)

Okay, this last one was the MOST uncanny resemblance I have EVER seen in book covers. Is this the same model doing both? Regardless of the model though, the whole positioning of it with the girl having her head stick out from some watery substance is just…I have no words.

What do you think? Look alike or no?


These are my pairings for now! What do you think about these covers? Have you observed any uncanny similarities between two books before? Let me know in the comments below!