Top Ten Favorite Illustrated Book Covers

Posted January 27, 2020 by Jana in Top Ten Tuesday / 27 Comments

Even though I’m the one to write up/select weekly topics all year long for TTT, even I get annoyed when I see that I’ve come to a freebie week. lol. Sometimes I’m just not in the mood to think that much! So I took to Twitter and asked for cover suggestions for this week’s cover freebie prompt, and my friend Paige suggested illustrated covers! The thought had entered my mind already, but when she suggested it too I figured it was meant to be! I am so in love with the current illustrated cover trend in romancelandia (that the UK has been doing for eons and I love it), so today I’m sharing my top ten favorite ones!

You Deserve Each Other by Sarah Hogle
Christina Lauren blurbed this one, so I would have been excited about it even if the cover were covered in refried beans. I finished reading it a few days ago, and it’s a new favorite! PERFECTION. Pre-order it now!

The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
One of my favorite books ever, and I’m obsessed with this bright and cheery cover.

The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman
I love the colors and the cute glasses and the font. So fun!

Waiting for Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey
I’ve been iffy about this book because I don’t see Tom Hanks as… someone to wait for? lol. But I do love the cover! I love all the hot pink and the cute curvy designs. Has anyone read this one? Is it good?

Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes
Look at the cute little lobster holding on to the “r”!! This book sounds fun, but I’m worried about lack of romance. And too many sads. Anyone read this?

Coming Up Roses by Staci Hart
I love all the roses and the font treatment and the cute little couple. I’ve heard iffy things on this one, so please let me know your thoughts if you’ve read it! It seems to be a gender-swapped Pride & Prejudice retelling, which sounds fun.

Love Like Fire by D.E. Malone
This book is part of 4-book series, and all the covers are adorable. I love this one the most, though, because of the burgundy and the snow-capped evergreen trees. It looks so cozy!

The Northern Lights Lodge by Julie Caplin
Here’s another cozy cover. It’s a dream of mine to see the Northern Lights someday, and this cover is just perfection.

The Summer Getaway by Tilly Tennant
Put a cute illustration of the French Riviera on a cover and I’m yours.

My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan
I’ve loved this cover since the moment I saw it. I love the bridge and the skyline and the little boat in the water.

Well, there you have it! This was hard, because there are
SO many cute covers out there and I want to own all of them! 

Which one of these is your favorite? Or do you love one I haven’t mentioned today?

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27 responses to “Top Ten Favorite Illustrated Book Covers

  1. Great post and interesting way to curate the list of cover freebie🙂

    I like the Nina Hill book cover too but didn’t feature that one on my TTT this time🙂

  2. These are all so pretty and yummy looking. I especially like Bookish Life, Evvie Drake, and Oxford Year, which is to say, I love turquoise! And a friend just recommended The Bookish Life of Nina Hill to me a couple of days ago.

  3. Hallo, Hallo everyone!

    I can *finally!* return back to TTT! I was on such a good roll earlier in the year – releasing 2x of these and then January happened! I admit, between world news and personal strife, I was not interested in blogging or reading! :( I barely surfaced on my blog this January *but!* this week’s post was the best JOY to give myself as I loved writing it!! Especially as a lot of the authors I’m featuring are ones I’ve read in the past and never had the chance to revisit with newer releases… looking forward to seeing what everyone else has featured – both for this topic as planned & the one where I’ll be revisiting the linky where everyone originally shared the top books they were anticipating this 2020!

    In regards for “Waiting for Tom Hanks” – I honestly was disappointed. I started to listen to the audiobook via my library and I just couldn’t continue with it. For the premise, I felt the delivery was off-putting – and it really doesn’t have to do with Tom Hanks! :(
    Jorie recently posted…TopTenTuesday XI | The Top Ten Most Anticipated New Releases for 2020! (thus far!)

  4. Yes, I too am drawn to romance novels with illustrated covers, particularly those with bold chunky use of colour other thank pink, e.g. the colour scheme for The Bookish Life of Nina Hill spoke to me the moment I first saw it, and the next moment it was on my wishlist. My most recent romantic read (and highly recommended), Jane Riley’s The Likely Resolution of Oliver Clock features a similarly striking use of yellow/orange.
    Jo @ Booklover Book Reviews recently posted…The Likely Resolutions of Oliver Clock by Jane Riley, Review