It’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for a bookish favorites posts. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Bionic Book Worm and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
I’m afraid this week is a bit difficult for me. I get most of my books from the local library and those editions I did buy are stored in my parents’ basement. So, coming up with 5 beautiful book spines was a bit of a challenge, and I’m afraid that I can’t offer you too many pictures. Anyway, I hope you can still agree with my picks!
#1 The Wicked King by Holly Black:
I’m a bit late to the party, I know. But I finally finished reading The Cruel Prince and The Wicked King. Those books are SO stunning. Especially the spine of TWK with all the gold and the crown in contrast with the blue-green water is stunning!
#2 Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J. K. Rowling:
Just like The Wicked King, this book also comes with gold embellishment. In addition to that, the first book in the series is colored purple which happens to be my favorite color. How could I now fall for that particular spine?
#3 Stars Above by Marissa Meyer:
Two years after reading The Lunar Chronicles I finally managed to catch up with the rest of Marissa Meyer’s books. Stars Above is one of the optical favorites on my shelf. Striking white font on top of black ground with a delicate crown on a red pillar. The whole composition is enchanting!
#4 Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas:
First of all, the yellow color of the cover certainly stands out. The image of a woman with a sword looking ready to raise hell is the perfect addition to any shelf. Everything about the novels of the Throne of Glass series is badass, that also goes for the book spines!
#5 The Sun is also a Star by Nicola Yoon:
An admission: I haven’t read this book yet. However, the cover keeps popping up in my Insta and Goodreads feed. I love how colorful the spine is and especially that the color of the writing changes gradually from orange to blue. I can’t stop looking at it!
Which book has the most beautiful spine? Let me know in the comments!