Top Ten Tuesday: Spring/Summer Cover Love

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. How it works is that each Tuesday the host assigns a topic and then posts their top ten list that fits the topic. Every blogger can create their own top ten (or 2, 5, 20, etc.) list as well and link to the host’s. There was no set topic for April 17th, 2018. as it was freebie, so I decided to go with: New Releases With a Spring/Summer Cover. It’s that time of the year again where the northern hemisphere is transitioning to warmer weather and I absolutely love covers that reflect this and happen to come out around the April-May timeframe. These are not necessarily all on my TBR, but either have some great diverse rep or are rated highly. I hope you all enjoy feasting your eyes on these beauties and piling them on top of your precariously balanced TBR stacks!

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(Note: The average rating for these books will definitely change as more people rate them on Goodreads. These were the ratings as on 15th April, 2018, so please click on the Goodreads link provided to check the updated rating.)

1. Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett

I love night-time, outdoorsy covers and this one has the perfect dose of both the stars in the sky and the campfire atmosphere.

Starry Eyes (Book Cover)

Release Date: April 3rd, 2018

Goodreads Average Rating: 4.16 stars (Link to GR page)

2. The Summer of Jodi Perez (And the Best Burger in Los Angeles) by Amy Spalding

I’m bowled over by this sunny cover and the rainbow title that makes it such a stunner!

The Summer of Jordi Perez (Book Cover)

Release Date: April 3rd, 2018

Goodreads Average Rating: 4.29 stars (Link to GR page)

3. Picture Us in the Light by Kelly Loy Gilbert

The colour scheme and the swirls of paint in the street art personify the season of summer.

Picture Us in the Light (Book Cover)

Release Date: April 10th, 2018

Goodreads Average Rating: 4.24 stars (Link to GR page)

4. Bacon Pie by Candance Robinson and Gerardo Delgadillo

Although I wouldn’t personally endorse bacon as I’m a vegetarian, I can’t deny that this book screams ‘sunny days’ with its colourful bunting, plate of food and sky blue background.

Bacon Pie (Book Cover)

Release Date: April 13th, 2018

Goodreads Average Rating: 4.79 stars (Link to GR page)

5. Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian

I’d been seeing ARCs of this book doing the rounds on some Booktube channels that I love, and the cover of this one is a literal summer treat, in my opinion.

Stay Sweet (Book Cover)

Release Date: April 24th, 2018

Goodreads Average Rating: 3.79 stars (Link to GR page)

6. Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake

The fact that it is illustrated with a spring colour palette and detailed with leaves, flowers and stars is what caught my eye.

Girl Made of Stars (Book Cover)

Release Date: May 15th, 2018

Goodreads Average Rating: 4.4 stars (Link to GR page)

7. My So-Called Bollywood Life by Nisha Sharma

A beautiful desi girl with the simple blue and pink theme makes it look like the perfect summer contemporary read.

My So-Called Bollywood Life (Book Cover)

Release Date: May 15th, 2018

Goodreads Average Rating: 4.28 stars (Link to GR page)

8. Always Never Yours by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka

I was sold the moment I looked at the flowers and the blue just intensified the spring/summery vibe.


Release Date: May 22nd, 2018

Goodreads Average Rating: 4.47 stars (Link to GR page)

9. From Twinkle, With Love by Sandhya Menon

You all probably know I just needed an excuse to talk about this book somehow, but on a more serious note, I’m so happy to have brown models on contemporary covers!

From Twinkle, With Love (Book Cover)

Release Date: May 22nd, 2018

Goodreads Average Rating: 4.27 stars (Link to GR page)

10. Emergency Contact by Mary H. K. Choi

I associate this gorgeous shade of pink with spring and the synopsis also reads like a book that talks about a fresh start, space spaces and blossoming love, making the story ideal for springtime.

Emergency Contact (Book Cover)

Release Date: May 27th, 2018

Goodreads Average Rating: 4.08 stars (Link to GR page)


What are some of your most anticipated spring and summer releases? Which book did you pick up because of the cover and ended up loving it? Let me know in the comments section below.

17 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Spring/Summer Cover Love

    1. Yay! Those are my two most anticipated summer contemporaries too, mostly because of the cultural representation that I personally identify with and also because the authors are so lovely. ❤ I hope you love them both too when they come out!

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  1. Great choice for the freebie this week! Looking at all these covers has me excited for the change in seasons. I like the bold graphics style of My So-Called Bollywood Life. I don’t have many anticipated reads coming up, but I am excited for Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik (July 10).

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    1. Did you enjoy Uprooted by her? I’ve heard mixed things but I’d love your opinion on it.

      It’s already the height of summer here, so I’m waiting for monsoon to roll in. It’s my favourite season but it starts only around the end of May. I hope we have a lot of rain this year. 😅 While I’m waiting for that to happen, I really want to get to at least My So-Called Bollywood Life and From Twinkle, With Love at the very least, and hopefully more on this list. 🙂


      1. I adored Uprooted! I actually just reread it last month. I enjoyed Agnieszka’s first person narration and the Polish influences. I can understand why some people don’t like it (there’s a somewhat problematic romance) but I would definitely give it a try.

        I love that you’re hoping for rain and I’m here in Vancouver saying, “Thank goodness it’s finally stopped raining!” 😛 I do enjoy rain but here it’s too much gray and cold for too long.

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      2. Ah, I see. But I wouldn’t mind reading it for the story. I’ve never read a fantasy having Polish influences. I’ll add it to my TBR then. 😅

        Haha, that’s interesting! Maybe you can come down for a visit and enjoy the sun. 🙂 I wouldn’t want to be anywhere in the north when winter comes along though. I don’t do very well in the cold, but the monsoon I can handle. 😅


    1. I think camping is rarely so picturesque. I mean, bookworms don’t really do well outdoors right? 😂 At least I know I’ll be miserable with all those insects scuttling about. 🙈 But the cover really appeals to my aesthetic senses though because I love anything starry, as I’m sure you can gather with my blog theme! 😅


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