So yes, Christmas was some time ago but I loved this tag from Kit @ Metaphors and Moonlight!
Kit created this tag to share book covers based on Christmassy prompts (though they may not all be holiday books) so let’s see what I can find! I’m once again going to try to use books on my TBR for this list.
Bread and a Dog by Natsuko Kuwahara – This photography book looks so delightful! It’s filled with this food stylist’s artistically arranged breakfasts, with her dog ready and willing nearby to offer any help she may need. Toast as the baked good here, I hope this pup got to taste some.
Like Home by Louise Onomé – So it’s not Christmas lights but this streetlight does stand out on the cover. A YA contemporary set in Toronto about gentrification that I’m looking forward to reading.
Coils by Barbara Ann Wright – Her beautiful red hair fits this prompt (I didn’t notice the snake the first couple times I looked at this book). I can’t remember where I first heard of this book but it’s an interesting take on Greek mythology with f/f romance if I’m not mistaken.
Dance, Gladys, Dance by Cassie Stocks – I’ve been so curious about this book since I read the prompt: a woman trying to figure out her life makes an elderly woman through a classified ad who just so happens to be a ghost! It sounds like a fun one as the two are able to help each other out.
Bonus: Red and Green
Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia – This one perhaps needs no introduction as it was a big hit last year. I love this stunning cover and I’m excited to read more by the author.
In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende – Such a beautiful depiction of snow, I love the pink tint! I only learned of Allende a couple years ago though I know she’s very well-known so I’m still trying to play catch up and read some of her work.
In the Kitchen by Various – I think this book will make me hungry, or excited to get cooking in the kitchen. It’s a nonfiction collection of essays about food and all that it means in our lives. I just love this cover, it’s so welcoming! And a little teapot on the stove to fit the prompt.
Stranger Music by Leonard Cohen – Another book I’ve been meaning to read for some time. Of course, the cover here doesn’t really show music but it does have it in the title. I’ve never read any of Cohen’s poems so I’m looking forward to this one.
Reindeer (or any animal)
Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger – I think these are dogs or wolves racing across the cover but they’re in the snow, they could almost be reindeer! This one was also quite popular last year but I have yet to read any of this author’s full-length work, though I have read some short stories.
Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta – A book that has been featured in several of my TBR posts. This sounds like a heavier read as it deals with civil war and discrimination against same-sex relationships, but it’s got a gorgeous warm cover.
Acquiesce by David Yee – This would be quite a terrifying gift to receive, it almost looks like the book is on fire! But the white line across the centre reminded me of a bow so that’s why I’ve included this one. Yee’s carried away on the crest of a wave is one of my favourite books so I want to read everything by him now.
I couldn’t find covers for a couple prompts (snow globe and something christmassy) but much better than I expected!
Which cover is your favourite?
Cover images from Goodreads.