Top 10 Tuesday: Books with my Favourite Colour on the Cover (Or in the Title)

This week’s TTT topic (via Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl ) is an extremely serious one. Expect to get some serious insight into my soul and find a base for some intense comment discussion.

Just messing with you. This week we’re looking at books which involve my favourite colour either on the cover or in the title.
My two favourite colours are orange and red, but since a lot of orange shades on books end up being more like Effie’s hair than a sunset shade (thanks, Peeta Mellark) I’m going to go with red for this list. The colour of passion, red velvet cake, bold lipstick, theatre curtains, the occasional murder scene…Okay, too far. Because twelve is so much easier to put into neat little rows, I’ve done twelve red books instead of ten.

Red Books


  • A Gathering of Shadows (V.E. Schwab) – I really love these covers and the US versions are great as well. The white, red and black scheme is really striking. Plus, extra points because Kell is from “Red London”.
  • American Gods (Neil Gaiman) – A big, red book. I quite like the silver accents too.
  • The Mime Order (Samantha Shannon) – This cover is such a bright, eye-catching red. It really stands out whenever I pull it out of my shelves.
  • Scythe (Neal Shusterman) – Just enough red and in the right places for a super awesome cover.
  • Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda (Becky Albertalli) – How could I not include this one?
  • Red Rising (Pierce Brown) – It’s so simple and yet it works so well. Red accents and the word in the title. Woo!
  • Scarlet (Marissa Meyer) – A big red cape and the title is a shade of red, winner.
  • A Court of Thorns and Roses (Sarah J. Maas) – Couldn’t resist.
  • Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Laini Taylor) – I like the UK covers of these books so much more than the US versions. I feel like the mysterious red door here perfectly captures the tone of the story.
  • Eldest (Christopher Paolini) – Badass red dragon on the cover. This definitely had to make the list.
  • The Wrath and the Dawn (Renee Ahdieh) – I adore this cover. It’s just so damn nice to look at. The red is a little different in shade from some of the other covers on this list, almost metallic, but still equally striking.
  • Vicious (V. E. Schwab) – Schwaby’s publishers really like red in their covers and for good reason, this is another great design.

What’s your favourite colour and some of your favourite book covers in that colour?

Love Ashley


17 thoughts on “Top 10 Tuesday: Books with my Favourite Colour on the Cover (Or in the Title)

  1. I don’t believe I’ve seen anyone cover red today so far & YASSSSSS! FIERCE! & red/orange blends are so beautiful, great picks! the new Vicious covers are GORGE & stick with the red aesthetic *heart eyes* 🙂

  2. Great color choice and book choices! I love how they all flow together in your post. I need to read Scythe and Red Rising. I’ve been wanting to for awhile now and still have not got around to it. So many books, so little time!

    1. Thanks Ashley. 😊 I did try and break up some of the solid red ones with some red accented ones. I definitely recommend both those books. They’re great reads. Don’t worry, I understand completely. If only there were more than 24 hrs in a day 😊.

  3. These are all brilliant picks for this week, you’ve featured some gorgeous covers and some of my all-time favourite books as well. One of Samantha Shannon’s books actually made my list this week, not The Mime Order because my favourite colour isn’t red but she’s one of my favourite authors so I had to include one of her releases. Same goes for Laini Taylor, I love her work so much but Daughter of Smoke and Bone is probably the best of the best. 🙂
    Great picks, and great post as well. 🙂 ❤

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