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Top 10 Tuesday 6th October

on October 6, 2020

Hello and welcome to another edition of Top 10 Tuesday! Originally created & hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, Top 10 Tuesday now lives with Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl and features a different book or literary themed topic each week! Our topic today is…..

Book Covers With Fall Spring Vibes

It’s spring here in Australia! And we had our first 30 degree (Celsius, because inevitably there will be one person that goes “but 30 degrees is cold”) day of the season on the weekend. Of course it’s now 13 degrees because, Melbourne but those first couple of really warm spring days tell you that the light is shining at the end of the winter tunnel. I don’t really theme my reading to coincide with the seasons (a lot of them are backwards for me anyway, winter books at Christmas time etc), nor do I generally really notice “seasonal” covers unless they’re particularly pretty. One thing I noticed was that well, these covers are all going to be quite similar because when I think spring, apparently I think of one thing.

1. All Our Shimmering Skies by Trent Dalton

This cover isn’t really done justice by the picture here. The colours are awesome and the more you look at it, the more you notice hidden in it. It’s crammed with Australian native wildflowers.

2. The Lost Flowers Of Alice Hart by Holly Ringland

These are also all Australian native flowers – Waratah down the bottom there, Sturt’s desert pea up top left and many others. I adore this book as well, it’s all about flowers and their meanings.

3. The Lost Summers Of Driftwood by Vanessa McCausland

Yes, this book is about summer but the flowers just make me think spring. And it arrived with dried rose petals falling out of the envelope, which was really awesome.

4. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

This is the first time I’ve ever seen this cover. I love it!

5. The Keeper Of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan

This book actually has a couple of covers that are very spring like!

6. The Lavender Keeper by Fiona McIntosh

I honestly don’t even know what season lavender grows in and this book is set in a different hemisphere anyway but this book just gives me definite spring vibes. It looks much prettier than the crops of canola that grow near here and give me horrific hay fever!

7. The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton

I haven’t read this one and I chose it over including the cover for The Clockmaker’s Daughter, which is floral because I was trying to choose a few different spring-type covers. This sort of makes me feel like when everything is beginning to flourish again after winter and it’s super green but still a bit damp from the winter weather.

8. The Botanist’s Daughter by Kayte Nunn

Some birds as well as flowers this time!

9. Bottlebrush Creek by Maya Linnell

I always think of spring as like renovation season as well – the time to get started on any big projects so you have as much time as possible to get things done before winter. The characters in this book buy a property to renovate it and it’s on land and this whole book is a spring vibe!

10. Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen

I really love Sarah Addison Allen’s books and I probably could’ve chosen more than one to fit this theme (or any other season) but I felt like this one definitely has a lot of spring feels! It’s the growing season after all (but this garden is a little bit different).

To be honest, this was a little harder than I anticipated – a lot of the covers are quite similar, because apparently flowers are the dominant thought when it comes to spring. I feel like it might be the hardest season to capture in book covers – fall has loads of covers, there are heaps of winter/snow covers out there and probably even more beach/summer themed ones. But I got there in the end!



14 responses to “Top 10 Tuesday 6th October

  1. As someone who lives in the U.S. with winter right around the corner, I love seeing all of these floral covers. These are gorgeous! I’ve never seen that edition of Jane Eyre either, but it’s great. And I really want to see All Our Shimmering Skies in person, because, as good as it looks, I know it would be so much better in hard copy.

    • We are thankfully (well almost, it’s still kicking) just leaving winter behind. It’s been a bit weird, because we’ve been in a sort of lockdown for pretty much all of it, so it’s almost like we didn’t really have a winter. We are getting lower numbers now so I am really hoping we will have some freedom as spring moves into summer. And yes, All Our Shimmering Skies will be AMAZING to see in hard copy.

  2. Anne Bennett says:

    Yes, you did find some books with good spring vibes. My TTT Fall-ish covers

  3. These covers are gorgeous! Summer is my favorite season, so I’m really loving these spring vibes. Alas, over here on the other side of the earth the weather is getting colder!

    • Thank you! Those first few days of real spring weather are always so wonderful! My favourite season here is actually autumn/fall as summers are getting too many 40+/110 degree days here for my liking…..but early to mid fall is the most perfect weather and still really warm nights.

  4. Poinsettia says:

    Nice list! I love book covers with flowers on them! Here is my Top Ten Tuesday.

  5. As someone who is closer to winter than spring, I loved this post. Here is my post-

  6. lydiaschoch says:

    All of these covers are lovely. Spring is my favourite season. Enjoy it! 🙂

    My post.

    • It used to be mine but now it gives me horrific hay fever so by the time the good weather arrives I’m just praying for the end of pollen season! Lol. That’s a bit depressing.

  7. vee_bookish says:

    Happy Spring! I actually didn’t know until this year that Australia has completely different current seasons to us, which seems fairly obvious now.

    • Haha, it actually surprises me how many people don’t know that – I get asked all the time why we go to the beach at Christmas and I’m like “….because it’s hot?” and a lot of people can’t wrap their heads around it.

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