An easy aesthetic post, perfect for getting back into the routine of book blogging after my week (almost two weeks) away. I’m still catching up on blogs I’m following- thanks so much for your support via your likes, comments, or just being here. Wishing you well in all your endeavors, bookish or otherwise.
I found two helpful Goodreads shelves/sections in completing this post. Here is a list of the 200 most popular books published in 2019 and here are several individual lists of 2019 releases. I haven’t read all of the books that will be included in this Friday Favorites list (will mention the ones I have) they’re listed solely for their gorgeous exteriors.
I don’t know anything about this book really, except that this design looks tiringly ornate and eye-catching. Also adore the color scheme and it’s just an attention-grabbing cover for sure. For some reason this book has several varying editions, so this particular version might be region-specific.
2, 3, 4.) Just three YA covers from 2019 with illustrated faces
Though they can have an effect on visualization of characters, I really like illustrated character art on covers, especially face close ups. I haven’t read any of these three yet but they really stuck out in terms of art style and memorability. Especially Wilder Girls if only for its oddness.
5.) The Tenth Girl by Sara Faring
If this book is trying to give ominous haunted house vibes, it’s doing a great job of that. I notice most horror-related books have plain covers and punchy titles, this one is simple yet creepy. Don’t know much else about it, as I was rejected for the ARC some months ago. :’D
6.) The Priory Of The Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
Might be weird to put a DNF’d book here (I dnf’d at the 108 page mark or so) but this book is truly gorgeous. This image doesn’t do it justice; rather, there are many insta shots I’ve seen (especially of the hardcover) that are just wondrous to look at.
7. The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco
The sense of otherworldly fantasy inspired by this cover is just dazzling. So unique. Planning to finish this book in December.
8,9,10. – Three haunting and unique supernatural YA mysteries.
Resurrection Girls and Songs From The Deep were instant ARC requests by virtue of their covers. They’re also “if-you-like-this-try-that” recommendations, both being moody and shorter titles with a splash of magical realism.
I don’t know anything about The Bone Charmer, just that the cover appeals to me strongly for some reason. Also like that cursive lettering. Very curious to know if anyone has read it, seems like a little-known title.
There are so many other worthy titles, definitely going to make more posts about this topic in the future. Have you read any of these books or want to? Always curious to hear your thoughts. Thanks for checking out this week’s Friday Favorites! ~ Kitty