Book Tag: Christmas Book Covers Tag

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.

Baked Goods

Book cover for Bread and a Dog by Natsuko Kuwahara. Photo of a dog with its head and front paws up on a table looking at a plate of toast and eggs.

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.


Book cover for Like Home by Louisa Onome. 4 teenagers stand outside a convenience store, one getting a piggyback from the other. The lights in the store are on and a streetlight overhead illuminates them.

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.


Book cover for Coils by Barbara Ann Wright. Profile photo of a woman with deep red hair and lipstick. A snake is curled around her hair.

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.


Book cover for Dance, Gladys, Dance by Cassie Stocks. Illustration of a record player with green shapes coming out of the speaker.

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

Book cover for Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. Photo of a Mexican woman wearing a burgundy off-shoulders dress with a bouquet in her hand. From her eyes up isn't visible and behind her is green floral wallpaper.

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.


Book cover for In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende. Photo of a street covered in snow, barely visible, with a pink flowering tree in the top corner.

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.

Warm Drink

Book cover for In the Kitchen. Illustration of a kitchen with a teapot on the stove, plants in a window, and many dishes stacked on open shelves.

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.


Book cover for Stranger Music by Leonard Cohen. Photo of Leonard looking down with his arms resting on his lap.

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)

Book cover for Elatsoe. Illustration of a young girl with wind rushing around her. The wind looks like it's shaped as many dog clouds running past.

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.


Book cover for Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta. The cover has illustrations of an orange sky and green trees below it.

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.


Book cover for Acquiesce by David Yee. Red cover with skyscrapers at the top and bottom. In the center is a white border around a yellow decorative box with a silhouette of a body in the middle.

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.

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