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Favorite Five Books With Yellow Covers
Yellow covers are so hard to find! For books I’ve read and in sff–this was a tough list to come up with. As a result, some of these may be more orange-y than yellow. 😀
The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey
I absolutely love this book. I may or may not have cried a bit reading it. Also, it helped going into this one not really knowing what it was about, I think. This was one of those books that connected with me on an emotional level because I felt such empathy for Melanie, the main character.
The Lives of Tao by Wesley Chu
This book was so much fun and I can’t believe I haven’t read the sequels yet still. One of my favorite things about this book is it it takes a character who is really going through life kind of aimlessly and gives them confidence and a purpose. I also love that there’s somehow a training montage…in print…and it works. The concept is pretty cool too!
Beauty by Robin McKinley
Well, those of you who have been following me for a while probably know how much I love Robin McKinley. She’s one of my favorite authors and known for her original stories as well as her many fairy tale retellings. Beauty is her YA retelling of Beauty and the Beast. I love this one, even though it doesn’t have the weird dream like quality that Rose Daughter does, but this one is also super good! It’s interesting to compare and contrast the different BatB retellings she’s written. 🙂
Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater
I really enjoyed Maggie Stiefvater’s Wolves of Mercy Falls series. This book was like a little icing on the cake staring two of my favorite characters that I shipped (shipped so much!). This book has a little bit of a different feel than the others in the story, not only is it centered on two other characters, but it’s also a huge change of setting as well. Worth checking out the series, Stiefvater is great.
The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold
I really love Lois McMaster Bujold, so I’m not sure why I waited to read this series for so long. Once I started, I marathoned the main books pretty quickly. She writes such a lovely blend of speculative fiction and romance, it’s always sort of my jam. I also love the concept of World of the Five Gods books, the whole demon possessed magic thing is pretty interesting.
Those are my choices for this week, what do you think? What are some of your favorite books with yellow covers? Leave a note in the comments, I’d love to chat!
16 thoughts on “Friday Favorite Five: Books with Yellow Covers”
Yellow isn’t as popular as other colors, you’re right😁 But these are all pretty. And I’ve read all of them except The Curse of Chalion!
The Curse of Chalion is a good one, I enjoyed the whole series. She also has a set of novellas set in the same world iirc, but I haven’t read those yet.
Oh, I LOVE the Wolves of Mercy Falls series, and I was so excited when Sinner was first announced. Shiver is still, to this day, the only book that I consistently reread every single year.
Shiver is amazing! I do probably love her Raven Boys books just a tad more but this series was also excellent. 😀
I haven’t read any of the Mercy Falls series, but given how much I adore Raven Boys and Scorpio Races, I should probably check it out!
I really enjoyed this one too. I don’t usually love the whole werewolf thing, but I was into it here lol.
You’ve got some great ones there. I listened the audio book of Girl with All the Gifts and really enjoyed it. I’d like to read the physical book so I can pay close attention to the writing. It’s hard for me to notice that when listening to the story, but I could tell that I’d probably love Carey as a writer in addition to being a storyteller.
Robin McKinley is one of my favs too. I recently bought Beauty. I’m pretty sure I’ve read it before (I’ve read most of her books) but I can’t remember for sure…. Didn’t she write 2 books based on Beauty & the Beast? Was Rose Daughter the other one? I think I read one and loved it and read the other but didn’t like it much. I can’t remember which is which though.
I need to get caught up on Bujold’s World of the Five Gods books. Only read Chalion so far and I loved it.
I haven’t listened to Girl yet, only read the print which I plowed through in a day. He can tug on my heartstrings the way he writes certain scenes.
McKinley actually wrote three retellings. Beauty is YA, Rose Daughter is the other version (much more dreamlike prose). And then there’s Sunshine which is a very loose retelling from what I recal .
Everyone loves Chalion! I actually loved the third book best of all, but I’m weird so 🤷♀️
Oh! I have Sunshine but have never read it.
I know it’s been a favorite of mine, probably because vampires, but it’s also been years since I’ve read it. I’m hoping to reread it this year and I hope I still love it as much LOL!
Ooh, yellow covers do seem tricky. I love that cover for The Curse of Chalion!
It is a lovely cover! Yeah, this was a tough one!
Girl with All The Gifts immediately sprung to mind for this one. Lovely list.
I think it’s the one I thought of first for this topic. 🙂 Thanks!
Ha, yes, not too many yellow covers out there and the ones that immediately came to my mind you actually featured (the first two)! I’ve also read Sinner and Curse of Chalion, which is one of my favorites!
This was tough! Chalion is great stuff. I need to keep reading more Bujold. 🙂