Top Ten Tuesday | Purple Book Covers

Hello my fellow bookworms. Today, I am taking part in this week’s Top Ten Tuesday! A weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, who each week assigns a new topic to inspires us to create a top ten list based on it. This week’s topic is:

~ Cover Freebie ~

For this week’s book related freebie topic, I have decided to share with you the books with covers that feature my favourite colour: purple! These are a mixture of books I’ve read and have to-be-read.

First up, here are the books off my shelves I have already enjoyed reading:

1. Freefall by Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams – This dynamic and striking cover is for the 3rd book in the eerie, subterranean Tunnels series, which sums up the action/adventure of the story perfectly.

2. Airs Above the Ground by Mary Stewart – A simple pastel-purple background helps our stylish 50’s lady really stand out and oozes the class and sophistication of this modern, suspense classic.

3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling – This block of Cadbury’s purple is just one of many bold colour blocks that makes up the colourful and fun covers for Bloomsbury’s original set of this series.

4. Believing in Fairies: A Manual for Grown Ups by Marcia Zina Mager – This gorgeous cover, for Mager’s celebration of the wondrous magic of nature, has a beautiful mixture of purple-y hues in the background.

5. The Birds and Other Stories by Daphne du Maurier – A few of du Maurier’s Gothic, modern classics feature purple, but I plumped for this collection of short stories as I love the contrast with the flaming, golden yellow.

Now books I still have to look forward to reading off of my to-be-read shelf:

6. Chocolate by Joanne Harris – Purple has always been associated with wealth, indulgence and chocolate! So it seems appropriate for the cover for a tale about a chocolate boutique. I love the film – Must read this soon!

7. Going Postal by Terry Pratchett – While this is not one of my preferred Josh Kirby illustrated covers for Pratchett’s fantastical Discworld series, I can’t help but admire the golden figure shining out against the moody purple night sky.

8. Agatha Raisin and the Haunted House by M.C. Beaton – This gloomy purple background hints at a spooky/ghostly element without losing the cosy feel of this 14th instalment in Beaton’s long-running, cosy-crime series.

9. The Fork, the Witch and the Worm by Christopher Paolini – This gorgeous, metallic purple cover is for a collection of short stories in the epic Inheritance series, which has me keen to catch up with the series to get to this!

10. Across the Wall by Garth Nix – Last but not least, we have this atmospheric purple sky affect on this cover for another short story collection, this time for the Old Kingdom series, which promises more dark, young-adult, fantasy awesomeness!

I could go on, but I am only allowed 10! Anyone would think I was a little obsessed with the colour purple… looks around newly decorated purple bedroom 🙄 🤣

Now I would love to hear from you: Do you like these covers? What books do you have with purple covers?

Also if you have taken part in this week’s TTT topic, too, then please leave a link for your post in the comments below, so I come check it out.

12 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday | Purple Book Covers

  1. I LOVE the colour purple – I wear a lot of it, and my kindle case is purple, as are two of my handbags:)). And 3 coats – so I loved your covers, Jessica:)). I’ve also used purple for my own Picky Eaters and Netted covers, too!

  2. You, obssessed? with the colour purple?? lol. Nothing wrong with having a favourite colour after all – especially one that has such a royal history.
    Lynn 😀

  3. There was a time in my life when purple was my absolute favorite color. I still like it. 🙂

    I’m curious about “Believing In Fairies”. Did you by chance review it on this blog?

    1. How did purple stop being your absolute favourite, Kelly?! 🤪 I’m afraid I first read Believing in Fairies years before I started my blog and I’m not sure I reviewed it when I re-read more recently – I think it might be high time for another re-read methinks?!

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