Top 5 Saturday: Books with Fire on the Cover

Welcome to Top 5 Saturday! This is a weekly challenge hosted by Devouring Books, and this week’s challenge focuses on books with fire on the cover.

I struggled again with this one! Maybe it’s because I can’t tell from just the spines, and I typically don’t like to take books off my shelves unless I intend to read them? Or maybe I just haven’t read many books with fiery covers! However, I did manage to scrape together a list of five books with some fire on the cover. So, in no particular order, here they are!

1. “Bonfire” by Krysten Ritter

Bonfire: A Novel: Ritter, Krysten: 9781524759841: Books
  • Genre: Mystery

This was actually the first book I thought of for this one! It helps that fire is in the title, and it also shows up on the cover! I enjoy the work Krysten Ritter has done as an actress, and I enjoyed her debut novel as well! It was a very clever premise for a story, and I hope she’ll write another novel in the future!

You can find the Goodreads synopsis HERE.

2. “Divergent” by Veronica Roth Divergent (9780062024039): Veronica Roth: Books
  • Genre: YA Fiction

Fire! I did not realize this book had fire on the cover, but as I was scrolling through my Goodreads account this one caught my eye. I can’t say I loved the rest of this series, but I did enjoy this first installment!

You can find the Goodreads synopsis HERE.

3. “Four” by Veronica Roth Four: A Divergent Collection (Divergent Series Story)  (9780062421364): Roth, Veronica: Books
  • Genre: YA Fiction

More fire! I know why there’s a Ferris wheel on the cover, but I’m not sure why it’s on fire. Why not I guess? Or maybe it’s a “dauntless” thing from the book that I’ve just forgotten about?

You can find the Goodreads synopsis HERE.

4. “Woods Runner” by Gary Paulsen

Woods Runner: Paulsen, Gary: 8580001058405: Books
  • Genre: Historical Fiction (Middle Grade)

This was another one that I kind of forgot about until I was scrolling through my Goodreads searching for books for this prompt. I’ve blogged about this one before; it’s an interesting middle grade book and it’s great for a fifth grade read-aloud because it ties in with the social studies content standards!

You can find the Goodreads synopsis HERE.

5. “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins The Hunger Games: Movie Tie-in Edition (9780545425117):  Collins, Suzanne: Books
  • Genre: YA Fiction

Honestly, I kind of got stuck at number four on this list. I eventually decided to look up some of the different covers for The Hunger Games, because I knew some of the movie tie-in ones had actual fire on them. I was resistant to doing this because I prefer non-movie-tie-in covers, and the copies of this series that I own do not have any fire on them. But oh well! It’s definitely not unreasonable for fire to show up on these covers! And I LOVE these books, so I’m happy to have an excuse to write about them!

You can find the Goodreads synopsis HERE.

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

Let me know in the comments!

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