Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Colorful Book Covers

So I know I keep saying I’m going to get back into blogging, and I swear I am, but I will need to ease back into it as I try to get used to my new life. I’m carving out more time for myself and reading a lot more which hopefully means more posting!

For now, I thought I’d join in on Top Ten Tuesday hosted by That Arty Reader Girl, because this week’s topic jumped out at me. I immediately thought of the stunning cover of the book I just finished, The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré.

I’m trying to read more African literature and one thing I’ve noticed is that many tend to have visually stunning covers that often incorporate several colors. That’s why this week I’m going to be mostly featuring African literature that is not only wonderful to read, but is wonderful to look at, too.


The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré

Rosewater (The Wormwood Trilogy #1)

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo

The Old Drift by Namwali Serpell

Black Moses by Alain Mabanckou

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

No list of African literature would be complete without Things Fall Apart.

The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series by Alexander McCall Smith

While he’s technically a British author, he was born in Zimbabwe and spent much of his life there and in Botswana. I absolutely adore this series and began collecting each edition because of the stunning covers. I had to have them all!

The Italian Teacher by Tom Rachman

Definitely not a novel by an African author, I wanted to include it because the cover is absolutely mesmerizing. I’m not sure it’s something I’ll ever read, but I do love looking at it.

Hurricane Season by Nicole Melleby

Another non-African entry, I simply could not finish this list without Hurricane Season. It’s a book I had the immense honor to review and it has stayed with me ever since. It was a haunting and touching book that is important for readers of all ages to read. AND THAT COVER. I honestly want a big poster of it to hang in my home office. Isn’t it gorgeous?

Read my review of the Hurricane Season here.


And that’s it for this week’s TTT! Which ones made it to your list? Let me know in the comments!

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