Top 10 Tuesday: Purple, Yellow, and/or Green Book Covers (Mardis Gras!)

Welcome to Top 10 Tuesday! This is a weekly challenge hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, and this week’s challenge is about purple, yellow, and/or green book covers to celebrate Mardis Gras!

I know they say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but how can you not when the covers are this beautiful??

I had so much fun scanning my bookshelves for this one! One of my favorite hobbies is admiring my books (strange, I know, but it calms me), so I really enjoyed getting to take a closer look to find spines and covers that were predominantly one of these three colors. In no particular order, here are my top 10!

1. “You Should See Me in a Crown” by Leah Johnson

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Genre: YA Fiction

Overall, I have to say that, considering purple is my favorite color, I’m kind of shocked at how few purple books I have! The first book that came to mind for this prompt was You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson. I feel like a broken record, but this book is amazing. And what a beautiful purple cover (it even has some yellow which also fits the prompt)!

You can find my review of this book HERE and the Goodreads synopsis HERE.

2. “The Color Purple” by Alice Walker

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Genre: Classic

There are many different editions and covers for The Color Purple, but they are all beautiful and purple! I’m actually just finished reading this one as an audiobook, but that cover is purple as well. Keep an eye out for my review of this one (coming next weekend)!

You can find the Goodreads synopsis for The Color Purple HERE.

3. “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett

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Genre: Historical Fiction

Now we’re starting to transition to my yellow covers! I love this cover with its bright yellow background and the lavender accents. I have not read this one yet, but will definitely be reading it at some point this year.

You can find the Goodreads synopsis of The Help HERE.

4. “Grown” by Tiffany D. Jackson

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Genre: YA Fiction

Isn’t this just the most beautiful cover? When I first saw this one at Powell’s, I was immediately drawn to its bright, simple, beautiful cover. I just got this one recently and haven’t read it yet, but I can’t wait to get to it!

You can find the Goodreads synopsis of Grown HERE.

5. “The House of Broken Angels” by Luis Alberto Urrea

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Genre: Realistic Fiction

Another beautiful yellow cover, and by one of my favorite authors! It’s so simple, but striking. And a great book as well! I highly recommend the audiobook as it is narrated by the author.

You can find the Goodreads synopsis of The House of Broken Angels HERE.

6. “The Murmur of Bees” by Sofia Segovia

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Genre: Historical Fiction

This one isn’t quite as bright as the others, but still yellow! This is another incredible audiobook that I’ve listened to. I was a little bit distracted at the time I was listening to it, so I’d like to read it again someday.

You can find the Goodreads synopsis of The Murmur of Bees. HERE.

7. “Girl, Woman, Other” by Bernadine Evaristo

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Genre: General Fiction

Now we’re transitioning to green covers! I chose this one because it has color blocks and accents of both yellow and green. Girl, Woman, Other was gifted to me for my birthday by my best friend last year, so I haven’t managed to find time to read it quite yet. However, I’ve heard really great things about it and I’m so excited to read it!

You can find the Goodreads synopsis of Girl, Woman, Other HERE.

8. “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” by Stephen Chbosky

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Genre: YA Fiction

This was actually the first green book I thought of because I’ve had it on my bookshelf for so long and I always remember that green spine. However, I didn’t realize until working on this post that it’s actually a movie tie-in cover! It’s been so long since I’ve looked at the cover and not just the spine. I looked it up, and it seems like the regular edition is more of a… pukey yellow color? Which I guess would still fit the theme, but I actually find this one more pleasant to look at. Which is unusual considering how opposed I usually am to movie tie-in covers!

You can find the Goodreads synopsis of The Perks of Being a Wallflower HERE.

9. “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” by Laura Numeroff

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Genre: Picture Book

One of my all-time favorite picture books! And another iconic green cover in my opinion. I have very fond memories of my parents reading this one aloud to my sister and me when we were kids.

You can find the Goodreads synopsis of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie HERE.

10. “Goodnight Moon” by Margaret Wise Brown

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Genre: Picture Book

Another all-time favorite picture book of mine, and another iconic green cover! I still have so much love in my heart for this one.

You can find the Goodreads synopsis for Goodnight Moon HERE.

Have you read any of these books? What would your top ten be?

Let me know in the comments!

9 thoughts on “Top 10 Tuesday: Purple, Yellow, and/or Green Book Covers (Mardis Gras!)

    1. Those picture books are two of my favorites!! I’ve read them so many times. And oh my goodness I LOVED your approach to this week’s prompt. All You Can Ever Know is one of my all-time favorite books, I highly recommend it!


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