Top 5 Wednesday: September 26, 2018

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme created by GingerReadsLainey and managed by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes on Goodreads. Each week features a new prompt in which you are suppose to talk about the top 5 books that you relate to the prompt. This week the topic is: Favorite Covers— We’ve done this topic in the past, but with so many new, beautiful covers, it is time for an update!

I decided to pick my covers from the eighty-nine books I have had the pleasure of reading this year.

So, without further adieu, I present my contribution to this week’s top five conversation.

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Beyond A Darkened Shore by Jessica Leake

Publisher: HarperTeen (April 10, 2018)

Print Length: 384 pages

One of two viking inspired novels I’ve read this year, Beyond a Darkened Shore made my list of favourite covers due to its ability to foreshadow the story within its pages. The crow is an intricate part of the story, and the Celtic influence with the lettering and symbols just adds to its appeal.



Grace and Fury (Grace and Fury #1) by Tracy Banghart

Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers (July 31, 2018)

Print Length: 320 pages

I chose to include Grace and Fury (Grace and Fury #1) to my list of favourite covers not because I liked the original cover, but because of Owlcrate’s exclusive cover redesign. Its feminine and bad ass all at the same time, which is exactly what the book is all about.



In Conclusion, Don’t Worry About It by Lauren Graham

Publisher: Ballantine Books (April 3, 2018)

Print Length: 52 pages

In Conclusion, Don’t Worry About It made my list of favourite covers of books I’ve read this year because of its cheery design and whimsical illustrations. The cover perfectly encapsulates Graham’s speech of not sweating the small stuff because in the end its all about inner happiness and not about outwardly appearances.


Rosemarked (Rosemarked #1) by Livia Blackburne

Publisher:  Disney-Hyperion (November 7, 2017)

Print Length: 390 pages

I couldn’t list my favourite covers from this year without mentioning Rosemarked (Rosemarked #1) by Livia Blackburne considering I started off my review of this novel with a lengthy rambling about judging this book by its gorgeous cover. On first glance it is very simplistic, and yet, once you’ve read the book the cover, its colours, and shapes make perfect sense to include on the outside.


The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw

Publisher: Simon Pulse (March 6, 2018)

Print Length: 320 pages

Finally, I chose to include The Wicked Deep to my list of favourite covers of books I’ve read this year because, well, in short, its gorgeous. The silver detail on top of a dark blue back drop makes the witchy nature of the illustrations all come together. This cover is by far my favourite of the bunch.


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And those are the top five ensemble friend groups in YA literature. Do you have any books that could fill this T5W? Leave it as a comment below and let’s chat about it.


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