TTT – Books With Nature on the Cover

Happy Top Ten Tuesday everyone! Time is going by so fast at the moment. It feels like it was only yesterday since I wrote my Top Ten Tuesday post for last week…

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and you can find all past and future prompts on her blog! This week the prompt is: books with nature on the cover! (flower, trees, landscapes, animals etc.)nature nature nature

I really like this prompt, because I love books with florals and/or animals on the cover. If a book has pretty flowers on it, I am a lot more likely to want to buy it. So without further ado, here are some of my favorite books that fit today’s prompt!

Girl, Serpent, Thorn

By Melissa Bashardoust

This cover has both an animal and florals on it! It’s also one of my favorites from last year. It somehow manages to be clean and detailed at the same time. I really enjoyed the story, too. Too bad it was a standalone, because I would’ve liked more story.

Wicked Like a Wildfire

By Lana Popovic

This book and I have a funny relationship, because I absolutely love the cover, but didn’t like the content that much. For me the magic didn’t make much sense and I did not entirely understand the plot. But it’s too pretty to throw out, so I’m keeping it.

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

By V.E. Schwab

This one is a little more subtly floral, but it’s floral nonetheless. It has little forget-me-nots on it. He, ironic. Anyway, I really like forget-me-nots, I think they’re super cute! I used to live near a place where they’d grow in abundance, but for some reason I haven’t seen them in a while.

How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories

By Holly Black

Here’s another one of my favorite covers from last year. I love the bare branches because they make me think of Winter. Coincidentally, I did read it in Winter. Though I don’t remember whether it actually played out in that season or not? Either way, this book is so prettyyyy.

An Enchantment of Ravens

By Margaret Rogerson

Look, birds! Ravens to be exact (duh). I really love this cover, too. I normally don’t like covers with people on them, but this one is really nice. It reminds me of Fall (probably the point, since that’s kinda what this book is about). I got this book as part of a Shelflove box I once impulsively bought, and even if this story was not particularly amazing, it did introduce me to Margaret Rogerson, who went on to write Sorcery of Thorns, which is amazing.

Sorcery of Thorns

By Margaret Rogerson

And here is Sorcery of Thorns! Thorns may not be pretty flowers, but they are part of nature. Also the amount of times of accidentally run through a thorn brush… Anyway, this cover is beautiful, but I also really loved the story. It’s too bad that there aren’t more books, because I loved the world, too, and could really do with a spin off about a certain character.

These Violent Delights

By Chloe Gong

And we’re back to flowers. I know this is kind of cliche, but I love roses. They smell sooo good! But my favorite color roses are the pink ones. They look so soft. Anyway, this book is everything but soft, but that just makes it more amazing. I’m super excited for the sequel, These Violent Ends, to come out at the end of this year!

A Curse so Dark and Lonely

By Brigid Kemmerer

I couldn’t resist, here’s more thorns. I loved the first two books in this series, but have yet to read A Vow so Bold and Deadly. So I actually liked the second book most so far, because of all the new characters that were introduced. Plus, the ending?! I really want to know how it continues, but I don’t have a copy of the book yet… Maybe I should bump it up on my priority-buy list.

Kingdom of the Wicked

By Kerri Maniscalco

Another flower-animal combo. Again with a snake. Snakes are popular, ya know. Anyway, I can’t really tell what kind of flowers are on the cover, but they’re pretty. Small confession: I don’t dislike the cover of the sequel, but I think the crown looks weird. Almost tacky. I feel like the cover would’ve looked better without it, lol.

Chain of Gold

By Cassandra Clare

Gonna end today’s post with Chain of Gold. I’m repeating myself, but this is another of my favorite covers from last year. I love the leaves and the whole color scheme. I’m not sure if Fall is my favorite season, but these colors definitely are my favorite! Still don’t have a copy of Chain of Iron, but hopefully I can get it soon.

And that’s it for today! Which of these covers is your favorite? Find my past Top Ten Tuesday posts here!


  1. May 11, 2021 / 1:20 pm

    I like best the books that (1) have beautiful covers about nature and (2) are great stories.

    • simonevanheijst
      May 12, 2021 / 11:34 am

      To be honest, I’ve never read a single work by Shakespeare, so I can’t tell you how much of Romeo and Juliet is packed into These Violent Delights, but I thought it was a super fun story! ?

  2. May 11, 2021 / 4:48 pm

    I love that cover for The Invisible Life of Addie Larue! So much lighter and brighter than the US cover.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thank you!

    • simonevanheijst
      May 12, 2021 / 11:34 am

      I love it too! I’m glad that I stumbled upon that edition in my local book store. It even has sprayed edges?

    • simonevanheijst
      May 12, 2021 / 11:35 am

      Sorcery of Thorns is sooo fun! I loved the world and all the characters. I hope you enjoy it too when you get to it!

  3. May 11, 2021 / 10:16 pm

    I absolutely love the books that you chose, and I’m not surprised that we have some overlap. Apparently thorns are a thing for both of us!

    • simonevanheijst
      May 12, 2021 / 11:36 am

      Thank you!! And something about great minds here??

    • simonevanheijst
      May 12, 2021 / 11:37 am

      Hihi, I like some snakes, but from a safe distance only ?

  4. May 11, 2021 / 11:08 pm

    These covers are so beautiful, I love them all. I also picked Chain of Gold for this week’s topic!

    • simonevanheijst
      May 12, 2021 / 11:38 am

      Beautiful book covers are the best!?

  5. May 12, 2021 / 1:03 am

    Great choices! Cassanda Clare made my list this week, too. She always has such stunning covers!

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