Friday Favorite Five is a fun list by Way Too Fantasy, where every Friday, five favorite books are highlighted, and this week it’s all about yellow covers! I thought it’d be fun and challenging to jump in this week because I honestly could not think of a single yellow book off the top of my head. And even when I started scrolling through my read books on Goodreads, it was hard to find some! But, in the end, I found some truly wonderful books.
So my copy of Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen has this super yellow girl on the cover, and it’s very odd. Honestly, all of my Austen books have questionable covers, and one of my literary dreams is to repurchase everything with beautiful covers. This book is near and dear to my heart even though I only just read it this year. I was a firm believer that I wouldn’t like Austen, and after trying twice to read this and failing, I was ready to give up. But I own all six books, so I forced myself to get through it, and I ended up liking it so much that I’ve since read Sense & Sensibility and am actually craving another one. I’m so grateful to this book for continually shouting at me until I finally read it all the way through.
Months later, I still have mixed feelings about this book, but I did truly love it, and you can’t deny that King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo has the most gorgeous golden cover. It’s so shiny and shimmery in real life, too, and I honestly feel like it fits Nikolai’s character so well. I binge read the heck out of this, and it’s definitely one of those books that I can’t read in public because my face does too many ridiculous things.
This sweet, sad middle grade absolutely broke my heart. It’s about a boy born in an Australian detention center who forges an unlikely friendship with a girl who lives in the city near him, and if Boy in the Striped Pajamas made you cry, buckle up. The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon is full of heart and magic, and I love it to little pieces.
This is mostly yellow, right? Right???? Brisingr by Christopher Paolini was actually the only yellow/gold book I could think of while scrolling through Goodreads, and I had to go grab it because I love the color schemes on the different books in this series and how those dragons correlate to the ones in the story. By the time Brisingr came out, I found myself hunting for a golden dragon.
Sparks of Light by Janet B. Taylor is the second in a trilogy about, are you ready for this, time travel from current day Scotland into New York in the 1800s to save Nikola Tesla. It’s fantastic, and I am beside myself with excitement that the third book has finally been announced.
Have you read any of these books? Let me know in the comments below!