It’s been a while since my first Beautiful Books post and I’ve – obviously – added a few more stunning books to my collection. Here are more of my current favourites.
First up! Colour! So much colour! I’ve been wanting to read How To Be A Heroine for ages and the cover sums up the entire premise of the book in such a bold way. I’ve already waxed poetic about the various Alice In Wonderland covers for Alice’s Day, but it only hit me that fateful Alice’s Day morning I didn’t actually own a copy of the book myself! I spent a truly embarrassing amount of time in Waterstones comparing editions but I eventually settled on the 2012 Penguin English Library edition. It feels a bit different with it’s little flamingos from the croquet match in the book, I also love the contrast between the yellow/hot pink and the grey. Remix is close to being one of the most fun YA books covers I’ve seen in a long time. Again, it was the bright and bold colours that caught my eye as well as the festival inspired theme to the typography, illustrations and blurb.
Now two more ‘subdued’ colour schemes here. The cover design for The Sleeper and the Spindle is just divine and I think the illustration hidden underneath the gold and black motifs of the dust jacket has to be one of my favourite by Chris Riddell. The cover for Changing My Minds is a stark contrast to Gaiman’s book. It totally minimalistic but I love the touches of blue and sea greens. Simplicity at it’s best in my opinion.
I’d love to know which of these are your favourites! And feel free to send me some book recommendations too if you fancy as well :)