Top Ten Tuesday: my favorite illustrated covers!

This week’s topic is a freebie, but I loved Jana’s post on her favorite illustrated covers and therefore I’ll now be counting down my favorite illustrated covers!

#1 My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan

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Oxford being my dream university might be *slightly* influencing this decision, but this cover is super cute: the mix of different blues, the creme color and then the skyline?!

#2 Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell


I loved Fangirl as a book, but what got me interested at first was the beautiful cover: I love mint green and in general illustrated covers (I hate photos of “real looking people” on covers, and Cath sitting on the a is super cute.

#3 The new Harry Potter covers!

I’ve always been a sucker for Bloomsbury’s new edition of Harry Potter – the characters look incredibly CUTE and also so small here and the color combination is everything!

#4 The Smell of other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock

The Smell of Other People’s Houses was beautiful inside and out – the story was fantastic, the book petite and the cover just adorable (I can’t seem to find any descriptive words other than cute or adorable, please excuse me haha!).

#5 The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall

The Penderwicks books all have beautiful and joyful covers with two colors that always seem to perfectly match the content!

#6 A Question of Holmes by Brittany Cavallaro

The whole series has graceful covers, but I especially adore A Question of Holmes! It’s also set in Oxford and that’s also recognizable on the cover, but other than that I love the bright color mixed with the mint green!

#7 A Winter’s Promise by Christelle Dabos

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The reason why I actually wanted to read this book in the first place was its beautiful cover. The cover of A Winter’s Promise fits 100% to the title, the blue is gorgeous and the drawing so detailed I just can’t-

#8 Silver by Kerstin Gier

Silver is forever one of the best covers in the history of YA. All three books are to die for – the detailed drawings, the writing, the colors. Everything pure beauty.

#9 Autoboyography by Christina Lauren

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I haven’t actually read this book, but the sunset and the huge book with the two boys on top is too magical not to mention.

#10 Geekerella by Ashley Boston


I really didn’t enjoy Geekerella, but the cover is pretty cute! I love the stars, the violet theme and the truck is super adorable!

That’s it – there are many more gorgeous covers that haven’t made the list today, I could go on forever. Sadly, most of these covers are contemporary/romance covers and very little fantasy. That’s one downside to YA Fantasy. Tell me, which are your favorites and what appeals to you on covers – feel free to comment! Happy reading and have a great start into the week!

Author: Blogger Books

I'm a huge fan of Draco Malfoy, I love scones and tea time, I don't like horror movies and obviously I'm a huge book nerd.

10 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: my favorite illustrated covers!”

  1. Great list Jane !!!! Iโ€™ve only read a few of these but probably love both the cover and story of Autoboyography the most ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ and HP ofcourse ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜œ

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  2. I love how there’s a cover for everyone in this world. I’m with you though – Silver is a terrific cover and probably my favorite out of all of them. Although I love the creativeness of the city displayed in A Winter’s Promise. My mind is boring and can only come up with kingdoms on the ground…

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    1. hahahah same here! And Silver and A Winter’s Promise are probably both my ultimate favorites (whatever might be at number one, I love the designs and small drawings!!!) Happy reading!


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