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Dark Book Covers That Own My Heart

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Hi everybody, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!

Today’s topic was supposed to be ‘Book Titles That Sound Like They Could Be Crayola Crayon Colors’ but… I couldn’t do it. I tried for a good hour, but every time I found a book title that I could totally imagine the perfect color for, it was just because the color was a prominent part of the cover. Nothing to do with the title…

Soooo I’m going rogue! Again. And today I thought I’d highlight some of my favorite dark book covers.

Because while I do love colorful book covers (more on that next week), I am still ALWAYS drawn to dark book covers with just a hint of color. Maybe because I’m still a little goth at heart? Maybe because it reminds me of my wardrobe? Who knows? All I know is this: THESE COVERS ARE GORGEOUS.

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Do you like dark book covers?

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38 Comments

  1. Dark book covers with a little bit of color always draw my eye like Seven Deadly Shadows. So great topic and covers 😀

    1. Same 🙂 Oh yes, Seven Deadly Shadows is such a beautiful cover!

  2. Stephanie - Bookfever says:

    All of these are gorgeous! And I see many that I have 😏

    1. Haha, one can never have too many pretty covers on their shelves 😉

      1. That is so true!

  3. I like them too! The Night Circus will always be one of my favorites!

    1. The Night Circus indeed has one of the most beautiful covers out there!

  4. Sophie @BewareOfTheReader says:

    This is an amazing spin on today’s theme!

    1. Thanks, Sophie!

  5. I love the cover of The Night Circus. I didn’t like the book very much, but the cover is one of my all-time favorites.

    1. A few people mentioned today that they didn’t love The Night Circus but adore the cover – so at least we can all enjoy the beautiful art 🙂

  6. Erin Morgenstern loves her colour palettes doesn’t she?! Yur dark covers will be a nice contrast to next week’s colourful covers!

    1. Haha yeah, I do love Erin Morgenstern’s covers 🙂 Exactly, I love the dark covers but am equally excited for next weeks colorful ones!

  7. Cool idea! From Blood & Ash is my favorite here. I am always a sucker for a cat on a cover, so City of Ghosts is my other favorite.

    1. Cats on covers are indeed always a bonus 🙂

  8. Yes I like dark book covers too, especially when they have a pop of colour on them. The Night Circus has such a gorgeous cover (mine is the paperback), I wish I’d liked the book more!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2021/04/13/top-ten-tuesday-311/

    1. I’m sorry you didn’t like The Night Circus, but luckily the cover is gorgeous no matter whether you enjoyed the story or not 🙂

      1. Yes, it does look lovely on my shelf, so that is an upside.

  9. Dark book covers can be really cool. I love the Starry Eyes one.

    1. Starry Eyes does have a beautiful cover!

  10. So many gorgeous covers! The Beautiful was one of my favorites, I actually ended up getting the book because of the cover and unfortunately didn’t enjoy it. The Night Circus and Starless Sea are two of my favorite covers in terms of books I own

    1. I haven’t read The Beautiful yet, but I’ve heard several people say it didn’t live up to their expectations unfortunately. Luckily the cover is gorgeous at least!

  11. Starry Eyes is indeed dark, but it’s more of a romantic look and I kinda’ love it for that! 🙂

    1. So true! It’s dark, yet romantic and that’s what makes it so beautiful 🙂

  12. I love a good dark cover. starry Eyes is a favorite. The Beautiful is nice too.

    1. They are both so nice indeed!

  13. So many pretty dark covers!

    1. They are so pretty indeed!

  14. Mareli Thalwitzer says:

    Ninth House and The Night Circus are sure favorites of mine. I still need to read City of Ghosts, but think I might enjoy it too.

    Have a wonderful week.

    Elza Reads

    1. I still need to read City of Ghosts too, but I also think I’ll love it for sure 🙂

  15. I LOVE dark book covers so I have total heart eyes for this post. 🙂

    1. Haha I’m glad I’m not the only one with heart eyes! 🙂

  16. Literary Feline says:

    I love all of these covers. So pretty! So, I guess my answer to your question is yes. I do like dark covers. 🙂

    1. Gotta love those dark covers 🙂

  17. brookelorren says:

    These are all great! I’m not sure which is my favorite. Starry Eyes maybe?

    1. Starry Eyes is indeed such a pretty cover!

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