Friday Favorite Five: Books With Blue Covers


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Favorite Books with Blue Covers

This one is pretty random so going to have some fun with it! There are actually quite a few recent books with blue covers that I love but I’m going to try and reach back at least a little bit and talk about some that I may not have brought up before (at least not much).

  • East by Edith Pattou





I read this one quite a while ago, but I absolutely loved it. It’s a retelling of East of the Sun West of the Moon. I’ve always been into retellings and this is a great one.





  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman




This is one of my favorite Gaiman books. It evokes such a depth of nostalgia and perhaps is enjoyed better with a few years behind you. There are some lovely lines in there about aging and how we’re all still those kids we once were on the inside.





  • The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater




I love this series so much! It’s so atmospheric and it’s got great characters and I love the way the story is revealed over the course of the books. Really can’t praise these books enough. Oh, and the audiobooks are amazing–highly recommend.





  • Winter’s Tale by Mark Helprin




This is such a strange book and I don’t think it’s for every reader, but man, I really loved it. It’s really a love letter to New York City, but it’s also part love story, part time travel, part other weird stuff that just doesn’t make sense but you go with it and figure it all out later. This is one of the books that made me realize I kind of enjoy reading weird stories. I did a full review of it a while ago.





  • The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North



This is another book that I absolutely loved. It’s also another book involving time travel! I feel like the entire concept of this one was fascinating, but there’s not much that happens plot-wise until very late in the book. And that worked fine for me. By then it all suddenly comes to a head and the ending of this one was so heart wrenching for me. I found myself torn at the end. I really need to read more of Claire North’s stuff.




That’s my list for this week! Have you read any of these? What are a few of your favorites with blue covers? Leave me a note in the comments or feel free to make a post of your own on the topic. I’d love to hear from you!

29 thoughts on “Friday Favorite Five: Books With Blue Covers

  1. Tammy says:

    The cover for The Ocean at the End of the Lane has always been a favorite of mine, and it’s perfect for this group of beautiful blue covers😁

  2. Karlita says:

    I haven’t read Winter’s Tale yet but I’ve watched the movie. And I don’t know if it did justice because the book sounds pretty peculiar.☺️

    • waytoofantasy says:

      The movie takes a couple threads from the book and then throws the rest of the book away. To be fair, it would be hard to adapt for a mainstream audience, so I can see why they focused on the one plot point. Even so, it’s not really the book at all.

  3. foreverlostinlit says:

    Great choices! This is a great prompt because blue is one of my favorite colors, so I love a good blue cover. The Ocean at the End of the Lane is one that I really need to re-read. I don’t remember much of it (it was a while ago), but I think I might appreciate it more now than when I first read it. Winter’s Tale is one that I’d really like to read as well. I also loved East!

  4. @lynnsbooks says:

    I love the Gaiman book – and the cover. I’m a totally shameless Gaiman fan – although that’s not to say I love everything he’s done, but he’s such a nice guy and I love such a lot of his books.
    Lynn πŸ˜€

  5. cjcasey says:

    What, no Blue Fairy Book?

    Seriously, this is a great list. It also reminds me that I really need to get to East. You recommended that back in the podcast days.

    • waytoofantasy says:

      I haven’t read the blue fairy book! I know, I’m terrible. lol
      I think, even though East is aimed at a younger audience, it can definitely be enjoyed at any age. You should check it out. πŸ™‚

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