Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week a new theme is suggested for bloggers to participate in. This week’s prompt is Book Cover Freebie! I’ve been wanting to do a post over similar book covers, so this seemed like the perfect time for this prompt. It ended up being one of my favorite Top Ten Tuesday posts yet, so I hope you enjoy!
Have you ever been scrolling through books on Goodreads or Amazon or another blog and had to scroll back when a cover caught your eye that looked very similar to another book? I’m always amazed at how many covers are so similar and some of them are even published around the same time. Here are a few that have always stood out to me.
(Link to synopsis on Goodreads through the book title.)
The Program, a YA dystopian, was published first, but I never noticed it until I read an ARC of The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood, a book I did not enjoy and only gave two stars to.
I haven’t read either of these yet, but Last Couple Standing comes out in March of this year and The Flatshare was published in late 2019. I’m intrigued by both of these contemporary romances featuring white beds.
I own an unread copy of Everything I Never Told You, published in 2014. Published four years later, Everything Happens for a Reason has a similar cover AND title.
I haven’t read either of these, but they are representative of a whole slew of contemporary romances done in this artistic style that all look similar to each other. But I’m not complaining. I love the fun pops of color and pretty fonts.
Across the Universe, a YA science fiction by Beth Revis, is another book unread on my shelf. It was actually published after Glimmerglass, a YA fantasy novel that I always thought had such a beautiful cover, as well.
The Most Fun We Ever Had is one of my top reads from last year that actually featured an important tree in the story, and A Good Neighborhood is an ARC I have that will be published soon. Both of these are adult contemporaries featuring family drama. I’ll be anxious to see if A Good Neighborhood has a significant tree, as well.
I haven’t read either of these, but I can’t help but wonder if Fahrenheit 451 is an important influence in Augusten Burrough’s memoir, Lust & Wonder. Have you read it? Or is this just a random coincidence?
One Day in December and We Met in December were published about a year apart, but they are both romantic contemporaries set in London at Christmas. The titles and covers could be interchangeable.
When I first started seeing both of these around, I was confused by the similar covers. Until I finally read the synopsis. They’re very different books. And I could probably do a whole top ten on just books titled The Deep. 😉
These are the books that first inspired me to look for similar covers. I read an ARC of The Library at Mount Char. It was not a book I enjoyed, and in fact I still have a feeling of repulsion when I see the cover, but the first time I saw the The Library of the Unwritten, I thought The Library at Mount Char must have received a new cover.
Have you ever noticed how similar these covers are? Do you know of other covers that are similar? Let me know in the comments!