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Top 10 Tuesday May 11

on May 11, 2021

Hello everyone and welcome to another instalment of Top 10 Tuesday, hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl. It features a different bookish-related theme each week and this week the topic is…..

Top 10 Books With Nature On The Cover

  1. The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart by Holly Ringland.

I love this book and I adore the cover. All those Australian natives look so beautiful! And they feature so heavily in the book, it’s like a real homage to our native flora.

2. The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton

Love this cover too! And this is a stunning read – long and intricate, but so worth it.

3. The Familiars by Stacey Halls.

I have a copy of this one (with this cover) but I haven’t read it yet, although I’ve heard really wonderful things about it. This is a really eye-catching cover, makes you want to reach out and touch it.

4. Before You Knew My Name by Jacqueline Bublitz.

This is on my TBR pile for this month – this is the Australian cover, there’s another one from the American publisher I think, which features a city skyline but I really like this one.

5. Gulliver’s Wife by Lauren Chater.

I read this last year and it has one of my favourite covers. It’s beautiful.

6. Scrublands by Chris Hammer

This one is set during a really severe drought (it’s Australian) and this is some quintessential Australian nature during a drought on this cover. Scorched earth, basically.

7. Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

One of my favourite books and this cover helps you picture the sort of environment the main character lives in and traverses every day.

8. The Blue Rose by Kate Forsyth

I love Kate Forsyth’s books – she writes such beautiful historical fiction and her books always have gorgeous covers. This one is no exception……it and Bitter Greens are probably my favourites of hers.

9. Bila Yarrudhanggalangdhuray by Anita Heiss

I think this translates to “River Of Dreams” from the Wiradjuri language. Anita Heiss is an indigenous Australian author and how beautiful is this cover?! It was released this week and I can’t wait to read it.

10. Burning Lies by Helene Young

I feel as though I have to include Mother Nature at her most savage in this – bushfires (or wildfires, as I think a lot of overseas countries call them) are part and parcel of living in most parts of Australia. This is also my favourite Helene Young book, so why not?

I have included quite a lot of Australian books – I obviously read a lot of them, being Australian and also, nature covers are very popular here. I scrolled through my read books for the past couple of years and honestly, I could’ve included probably over a hundred books in this sort of category!


17 responses to “Top 10 Tuesday May 11

  1. Marg says:

    We have a couple in common! I really need to read Blue Rose too.

  2. Anne Bennett says:

    The title of the book about aboriginal people cracks me up. How can anyone read that? Ha! Books I Recommend About Nature and Trees

  3. lydiaschoch says:

    I love the cover for Scrublands. Wow!

    My post: https://lydiaschoch.com/top-ten-tuesday-books-with-mountains-on-the-cover/

  4. Aymee says:

    Love the cover for Before You Knew My Name! I’m often jealous of the covers released in other countries.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thank you!

  5. All of these covers are lovely. Here is my post-https://paigesofbook.blogspot.com/2021/05/top-ten-tuesday-books-with-nature-on.html.

  6. I love the floral designs of the first few covers on your list!

  7. I love the cover for Before You Knew My Name. Great list!

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