Happy Tuesday everyone! It is the second day of the second week of May. I hope everyone is doing well and is safe. Oh well, Tuesday also means one thing, a Top Ten Tuesday update! Top Ten Tuesday is an original blog meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and is currently being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s given topic is Books With Nature on the Cover. It can be in the form of flowers, trees, animals, and other representations of nature.
We have yet another Top Ten Tuesday featuring book covers. I think we already featured the colors of Mardi Gras and the Most Colorful Book Covers. In my experience as a book buyer, the book cover is one of the top reasons why I buy a book, despite having little to no knowledge about that book or author. HAHA, I am very guilty of this, especially when I was younger. The more pleasing or more enticing the book cover, the more likely I am going to buy it. With this, here are ten book covers featuring the beauty of nature.
Except for the first three, these are all books I have read before. I did have a challenge picking up books to feature for I have quite a lot to choose from but when I first learned about this week’s topic, the first book that came to mind was Nobel Laureate in Literature Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude. It was memorable as it was the first book from Garcia Marquez that I read and was my initiation into the vast and wondrous world of magical realism. I found myself perplexed by the messages that he obscured but I nonetheless enjoyed the experience.
The next book that came to mind was Isabel Ibanez’s Woven in Moonlight. Yes, another Latin American writer. This is one of the examples of me buying a book because of the cover, as I have already mentioned in the introduction. C Pam Zhang’s How Much of These Hills is Gold and Marysse Conde’s Crossing the Mangrove were also automatic choices although I am yet to read the latter. Compared to the others, Anna Burns’ Booker Prize winning book, Milkman, didn’t immediately come to mind until I came across its cover and noticed that it featured a sunset! I love sunsets (and also sunrise) so I just had to feature it.
And that ends my Top 10 Tuesday update. I hope you enjoyed it. How about you fellow reader? What books from your bookshelves feature nature and which ones to you love? I hope you don’t mind sharing it in the comment box. Happy Tuesday again everyone!