Best Red, Orange, and/or Yellow Book Covers


Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm. This week’s topic is all about pretty book covers, which you know is a topic that I love! I have never put much thought in to the actually colours of book covers so it was interesting to look for red, orange, and/or yellow books on my shelves! I have decided to separate this post in to books I have read and books on my TBR.

Books I Have Read

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin


The Immortalists has all three of the colours, and it is also one of my favourite covers ever. You have to see it in person, it is really beautiful! The story itself was just as wonderful!

Far From the Tree by Robin Benway


Far From the Tree has another one of my favourite covers of all time. It really is striking in person. The different shades of orange make the leaves stand out. This was one of the best books that I read last year and I highly recommend it.

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi


Homegoing has a cover that truly makes an impact. There are many different editions of this book and they are all equally as beautiful, and have red, orange, and/or yellow on the cover. Homegoing is a really moving and powerful story that I adored.

Sing Unburied Sing by Jesmyn Ward


I love everything about this cover, and I am surprised I haven’t talked about it on my blog before! I think the typography is unique and while many covers have a bird, I like the way this one looks like it has been painted on the book. Sing, Unburied, Sing is so beautifully written and compelling.

Books on My TBR

Girl Burns Brighter by Shobha Rao


How striking is the flame on this cover?! I am going to be honest, I added Girls Burn Brighter to my TBR simply because of its stunning cover! I have since read many glowing reviews for it and it does sound like a book that I will love.

Penguin Orange Collection

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These Penguin editions are so beautiful, especially if you see them in person! I own East of Eden and it is one of the most beautiful books that I own. Can you believe I have not read East of Eden yet, even though Steinbeck wrote my favourite book? It would be my dream to own all of these!

The Amateurs by Liz Harmer


I am all about pineapples! This cover looks like it was made just for me! I have started The Amateurs and I am really enjoying it. I put it down because I was distracted by Only Human and I hope to pick it up again soon!

The Ensemble by Aja Gabel


I just received by first ever Page Habit literary fiction box and this was the book that was included. Is this not the most beautiful cover? I think it might be the brightest cover of my shelf. I definitely do not have another book that is as neon yellow! The story itself sounds wonderful as well. It is about a group of friends who are members of a musical quartet and all of the ups and downs that come with that. So looking forward to reading it!


Have you read any of these books? I would love to talk about them in the comments!

What is your favourite red, orange, and/or yellow book cover?


32 thoughts on “Best Red, Orange, and/or Yellow Book Covers

  1. Oh my goodness – this whole list – just amazing!!!! There’s no way I could pick a favourite out of all of these. They’re just too pretty!
    Thanks for participating – added you to the list πŸ™‚

  2. I am actually reading The Immortalists right now and I can only agree that the cover is beautiful. I love all the silver specks too. They just give it that certain pop πŸ˜€

      1. I am not sure … I thought the premise sounded very interesting, but I am not loving it exactly … I am only somewhere in the middle of Simon’s first part for now though.

  3. The Immortalists is so beautiful. And I’m glad the story was great to go with it! And I tend to shy away from the colour orange but the Penguin Orange Collection is so pretty! πŸ™‚

  4. The Immortalists has a really pretty cover, I’m definitely going to need to check out that book! I have the UK edition of Far From the Tree and I can’t get over how different the cover is to the one on your list – they have completely different colour schemes but they’re both so beautiful!

  5. Wow! You have some of the best choices I’ve seen! Far From the Tree has got to be one of the most beautiful book covers I have ever seen! πŸ™‚

  6. I love the Penguin Orange Collection covers! Just got my hands on a copy of The Joy Luck Club. I love the cover design of that one best because of the dragon.

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