Top Ten Books With Autumn Covers

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Top Ten Books With Fall/Autumn Covers/Themes

Even though I’m in Australia and we’re firmly in Springtime now, I’m still doing this ‘Autumn’ themed cover list.

Boundless (Unearthly #3) by Cynthia Hand

The Australian cover of Boundless is just so insanely gorgeous and autumnal, like how can you look at that and NOT think ‘Hey, it’s autumn!”

Abhorsen (Old Kingdom #3) by Garth Nix

The colour scheme is just so vivid with the reds and oranges.

Sinner (Wolves of Mercy Falls #4) by Maggie Stiefvater

This colour evokes the yellows and oranges found in autumn, even though it’s set during summer.

Pointe, Claw by Amber J Keyser

Another gorgeous colour scheme using autumn colours of yellow and brown.

This Shattered World (Starbound #2) by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Even though this is a space background, the use of jewel tones and bright orange makes me think of autumn.

The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest by Melanie Dickerson

I think it’s the use of the colder pallet and jewel-green cloak that hints at the oncoming colder weather, along with the flower-coloured fancy thingy at the bottom that makes me think ‘autumn’ when I look at this cover. Do you know what the fancy thingy at the bottom is called? Let me know in the comments.

Dauntless by Dina L Sleiman

I think it’s something to do with forests that make good autumn-looking covers. Look at this colour scheme! Red-brown, bright green, paler green in the background. It really evokes autumn and forests at the same time.

An Uncertain Choice by Jody Hedlund

I think these medieval-themed books with white girls in gorgeous old-fashioned dresses really grab the eye, and my theory is that these historical dresses have the jewel-like tones we associate with autumn, because dresses set in thee historical times were less elaborate and more practical in use, but still eye-catching. The bright green of the grass and the cold glare of the sun help to evoke an autumnal feel to this cover.

A Daring Sacrifice (An Uncertain Choice #2) by Jody Hedlund

I’m sticking with my ‘jewel-toned dresses’ theory because this the sequel to the book mentioned above.


Heir to the Sky by Amanda Sun

I dunno, I just get a ‘fall’ feeling when I look at it. Get it? Because she’s falling? Ha.

Which of these ‘fall’/autumn themed covers were your favourites? Let me know in the comments!Save


About Nemo

A lover of kittens and all things sparkly, Nemo has a degree in English Literature and specialises in reviewing contemporary, paranormal, mystery/thriller, historical, sci-fi and fantasy Young Adult fiction. She is especially drawn to novels about princesses, strong female friendships, magical powers, and assassins.

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18 thoughts on “Top Ten Books With Autumn Covers

    1. Nemo

      It’s funny because autumn is associated with oranges and browns and reds but it’s also muted greens and colder hues, so I’m not surprised Sinner is on a lot of lists even though I think it’s set during the summer.

  1. Jeanna

    I love all the covers you picked out! The oranges and darker colors definitely work for autumn. I was going to put The Accident Season in my list this week because she is falling on the cover also. Haha, absolutely love it! Happy reading! Here’s my Top Ten Tuesday!

    1. Nemo

      All three of the Australian covers for the Unearthly trilogy are ridiculously beautiful. Normally we have to use the UK covers so I’m pretty stoked we got our own for this.

  2. Jessica

    So any gorgeous covers! I haven’t heard of a few of these and have to admit, they’ve caught my attention enough to do some research on them asap! Great post.

    1. Nemo

      That’s awesome to hear, people say don’t judge a book by its cover but it’s awesome when a cover grabs your attention like that.

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