Monday, January 20, 2014

#CoverHo: Best Winter Covers

The illustrious Jennifer, from Bookalicious Mama, and I are back with more #CoverHo goodness for 2014! In this installment, we're looking at our favorite winter book covers. Oddly enough, I struggled HARDCORE with this task! Suddenly it seemed like I'd never owned a cover with anything wintry on it! Have I owned anything wintry? Hmmphf.

Here we go!


This Australian edition of The Book Thief is one of my favorites. The winter scene is serene, but the blood spatters add plenty of ominousness to this cover. 


I come back to illustrated covers time and time again, and The Snow Child, by Eowyn Ivey, is no exception. This one is happily sitting on my shelves. Maybe the only winter cover I own!


And again with the illustrated covers. While I wasn't blown away by the plot of Soonchild, by Russell Hoban, I did love the illustrations...this cover included. 


And perhaps it's the color scheme of this Penguin English Library The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, by Anne Bronte, that really screams WINTER for me. I have no idea if winter is a part of this book. But I'll find out later this year when I read it. 


And because we need some color in this group, BAM! I Am Half-Sick of Shadows, by the illustrious Alan Bradley. This vivid, slightly eerie cover of the fourth book is one I can't wait to own. Gotta finish the third book first (or so I tell myself). 

Now help me out...what are some of YOUR favorite winter covers? 



57 comments:

  1. I love this CoverHo feature and hope you and Jennifer will do more of them! As a reader, I'm enjoying these posts, and as a writer, I find them very helpful. Thank you!

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    1. Thanks, Adria! We're planning to keep these going to the tune of one or two per month. :) I'm so glad you're enjoying them and finding them helpful!

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  2. I love the Snow Child cover too. That style of illustration always compels me to pick up the book.

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    1. Yes! Illustrated covers are my faves. I'm a sucker for a beautiful drawing.

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  3. Why are books just so darn attractive?! I love these. I really like the UK edition of The Snow Child too, it's blue and snowy and lush.

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    1. Right? I'll have to look up the UK cover of The Snow Child. It sounds brilliant!

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  4. What a fun post! I only came up with a couple:

    The Good House by Ann Leary
    Pray for Silence by Linda Castillo

    I still want to read The Snow Child!

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    1. Both of those are beautiful, Les! I'm especially fond of The Good House. :) And I still want to read it, too. It's hanging out on my tbr.

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  5. I still haven't read The Book Thief, but that cover is awesome. The Snow Child is on my list, after I've read Isi's lovely review. Great cover picks you have here, I'm also a #coverho :)

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    1. Melinda, it's always nice to have another #coverho in the bunch. :) The Book Thief is amazing. If I didn't already own a copy, I might order that Australian version for myself. I can't wait to read The Snow Child myself!

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  6. Ooh, I've never seen that version of The Book Thief and it's gorgeous! The Encyclopedia of Early Earth is such a pretty, chilly book.

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    1. Gah! I hadn't even thought of Early Earth! I love that cover. Such beautiful contrast. And yes, I love that Book Thief. I wants it!

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  7. I just went and looked for covers on Goodreads and I'm am left with the conclusion that if is says the word Winter on the cover, I think it looks wintry. I'm so weird.

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  8. BTW, if you think The Snow Child looks cold, wait until you read it. It makes you FEEL cold too.

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    1. That is good to know! I'll make sure I have the heater cranked up extra high that day! :)

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  9. Hmmm...I feel any book by Louise Penny in her Inspector Gamache series is winter-themed. Cover of Snow by Jenny Milchman. The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon. Archetype by M. D. Waters. The Kept by James Scott.

    That's all I have for now. I'm sure I could think of others. ;)

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    1. I don't think I've seen those, Michelle! Except for The Kept. I'll have to check them out.

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  10. Oh I forgot about THE SNOW CHILD! Love that book. And I love that once again we don't overlap!

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    1. Woohoooo!!!! We are all the awesome. hehe

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  11. I haven't seen that cover of The Book Thief but it is awesome!

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    1. I have to admit, I am totally obsessed with it. One of my fave Australian booktubers has this cover, and it's just glorious.

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  12. Great feature! That cover of The Book Thief makes me want to buy another copy… even though I haven't read the one on my shelf yet ;)

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    1. Thanks, Joann! It makes me want to add another copy to my shelves. Maybe it'll provoke a re-reader? Could be!

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  13. This is a pretty cool feature. Of course the winter covers will feature a lot of snow, but I really like that you chose I Am Half-Sick of Shadows because it has some vivid colors finally :)

    <3 from your tribe

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    1. Thanks, Julie! I grew up in Texas and the idealized winter has snow. My reality does not. lol But yeah, I couldn't stand a completely white and grey post. :)

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  14. Hello Andi! I just catching up with you re: SITS Tribe Building. You've been at this longer than the rest of us, which is really something to be proud of. I hope to learn as much as i can from all of you and build my own little tribe. Here's to the week ahead!

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    1. Thanks for popping in my tribe sista! I hope my little advices here and there can be of some help. It's been a gloriously fun 9 years.

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  15. I've never seen the Australian cover of The Book Thief before -- love it! It is suitably creepy and atmospheric.

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  16. I was hoping Snow Child would be on this list!

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    1. It's Kelly, by the way. For some reason I'm signed in under my husband.

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    2. I do this a lot around Read-a-thon time. lol

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  17. I love all of these covers! I really need to read some of them that are on my TBR...

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    1. That's the story of my life, Kelly.

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  18. Gorgeous covers! That Tenant of Wildfell Hall is my favourite Penguin English Library cover.

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    1. It is lovely! I think Villette is still my fave, but this one is super fine, too. And speaking of Tenant, I'm going to read it soon!

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  19. I picked up The Snow Child in B and N the other day, but I didn't take it home. The cover is gorgeous and people seem to love it. Maybe I'm just a crazy lady! :)

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    1. Haha! I don't know that I would've bought it on my own, but someone gifted me an ARC ages ago. I really do still want to read it, but the other TBR books fight for a spot. They're savage, I tell you.

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  20. I love the Australian cover of The Book Thief! Soonchild looks beautiful. It may be one of those books I buy just for the cover.

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    1. I think you'd totally dig Soonchild. It might be one to read with your kiddos, too.

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  21. These are great! This reminds me to bring back my own Cover Discover feature. I forgot all about it. I love covers!

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    1. Do it! Do it! Says the #coverho.

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  22. I love looking at book covers! I haven't read it, but The Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penney has a wonderful wintry scene.

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    1. Ooh! I just looked up The Tenderness of Wolves, and it is lovely!

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  23. Laura Ingalls Wilder's The Long Winter!

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    1. I ALMOST chose that one, too! It's such a sentimental fave.

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  24. Gorgeous! Love it when the #coverhos attack!

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    1. LOL, we sound like the mafia. #CoverHoMafia

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  25. Nice! I had the American edition of The Book Thief when I taught it in honors English one year. As part of our study we discussed how title and cover add to the story. I found the UK edition of The Book Thief and ordered it from Amazon UK, I loved it so much!

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    1. That must've been SUCH a fun discussion, Jennine! I used to teach a children's lit class for university education majors, and one of our units was on picture books. So great to discuss that relationship between image and text.

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  26. The Snow Child's cover is absolute ART. And the Flavia covers are just strange and darling all at the same time.

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    1. Yes it is! God, I love illustrated covers. LOOOOOVE. And that's the perfect way to describe a Flavia cover.

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  27. The Penguin classic clothbound edition of A Christmas Carol - white with blue snowflakes. Last year, my girls needed an extra copy as all were reading it for book club. We went down to the local store to get a "cheap paperback," but when I saw the Penguin, I gasped and said, "mine! y'all can read one of the copies at home and I'll take this one!" :)

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    1. Ohhh, great choice! I do love that one, but I don't own it yet. One day! And I would do the same thing about the pretty Penguin! LOL Mine!

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  28. As soon as I saw the title of this post I thought of the cover of The Snow Child. LOVE that cover. LOVE the insides too ;)

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