TOP TEN TUESDAY – 17th October 2017

21392715_10156067143295681_1299199898_oTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they post a different topic that one of their bloggers answers, and they invite others to join in, by posting their answers as a comment of by creating their own blog post.

I didn’t get to do last week’s Top Ten Tuesday, and I was a bit stuck on this week’s topic, so I decided to cheat a little and use last week’s instead. So, I’m looking at Books with Autumn covers. I’m going to look through all the books that I want to read that have lovely fiery reds and warm oranges, that make me thing they are perfect Autumn covers.

Autumn by Ali Smith


An obvious choice I know, but my friend recently bought me this lovely book, and I love David Hockney’s painting, so this is a dreamy cover to me!

The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem

The Fortress of Solitude

Autumn is all about the warm colours. I love the urban graffiti design with fiery orange.

The Little Red Chair by Edna O’Brien

The Little Red Chairs

Another serious autumn vibe coming from this cover. It’s so ethereal and evocative.

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi


I loved the colours and designs on all the covers of this book. I can’t wait to read this eventually.

Don’t Be A Dick, Pete by Stuart Heritage

Don't Be a Dick Pete

It’s mainly because of the type font, but I also think autumn’s a great time to be nostalgic, and this family photo definitely fits that bill.

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas

A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1)

It’s the colours again, but also the bare trees, the thorns. Nature can seem a bit bare and more severe in the autumn and I think this cover reflects that.

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

The Underground Railroad

It’s the colours again. I don’t know much about the book, but red always makes me think of autumn.

Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

Warm Bodies (Warm Bodies, #1)

This is a little less obvious. I don’t really know 100% why I think this is autumnal myself, I think it’s the title.

Swing Time by Zadie Smith

Swing Time

Another lovely cover with a fantastic design.

A Gathering of Shadows by V E Schwab

A Gathering of Shadows (Shades of Magic, #2)

I feel like I’m a bit on repeat here, but the Shades of Magic covers always make me think of autumn. I think it’s the nights drawing in and the shadows and silhouettes that make me associate the two.

What book covers make you think of autumn?

Author: Nicole @whatadifferenceawordmakes

Book-lover, tea enthusiast and MA student

17 thoughts on “TOP TEN TUESDAY – 17th October 2017”

  1. Some of these covers are gorgeous! I love The Fortress of Solitude, The Little Red Chairs, and the Warm bodies covers (being a designer, I’m attracted to really pretty covers!) but I definitely agree, these all give off autumn vibes! I am yet to read any of these books, but some are on my TBR waiting to be picked up, maybe Autumn is the season for their release from my shelves! Great post 🙂

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  2. Ooh I so love the Shades of London series!! I think the UK covers are extremely autumn-y. And I really really love autumn colours so they’re like an instant win for me always.😍 Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson comes to mind and it’s like THE perfect shade of autumn burnt orange. ahh!!!

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  3. The Little Red Chairs looks like a perfect spooky October read, or is it misleading? I also completely agree with you on Homegoing. Yaa Gyasi must have a thing for fall colors because it seems like all editions of Homegoing are fallish!

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