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Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Top Ten Tuesday: Book-Covered Books, Part 2


Today's Top Ten Tuesday prompt is easy and fun. Perfect! It's all about book covers with X on them—"X" can be a person, a place, a color, an animal, a particular font, a scene, whatever. I'm sure I won't be the only one who chooses books for my X. What can I say? It's one of my favorite things to see on a cover! I love this theme so much that I actually used it for a list back in January 2020. Luckily, there are lots of bookish covers out there, so I used ten different ones this time around. 

Don't forget to click on over to That Artsy Reader Girl and give our hostess, Jana, some love. If you're in a list-making mood today, be sure to join in the TTT fun.

Top Ten Books With Books On the Cover

I haven't read most of these, I just enjoy their cover art. My reviews are linked to the titles of the two I have read.


1. The Woman in the Library by Sulari Gentill—I'm reading this mystery right now. It has a fun story-within-a-story format that I'm really digging.




3. Aria's Travelling Book Shop by Rebecca Raisin


4. The Library by Sarah Stewart


5. Prose and Cons by Amanda Flower


6. The Librarian by Christy Sloat 




8. Murder in the First Edition by Lauren Elliot


9. The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray


10. The Librarian of Crooked Lane by C.J. Archer

There you have it, ten bookish covers that I love. What do you think? Have you read any of these? Which cover is your favorite? I'd truly love to know. Leave me a comment on this post and I will gladly return the favor on your blog.

Happy TTT!

61 comments:

  1. I love all the bookish covers, The Bookshop on The Corner is on my wishlist already!! Great covers!!
    https://justmeandmyblogreviews.blogspot.com/2022/04/top-ten-tuesday-42622-books-with.html

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    1. THE BOOKSHOP ON THE CORNER is a fun read! I love Jenny Colgan.

      Thanks for popping in!

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  2. Brilliant covers, Susan, I love them all. My favourite is probably "The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop", it inspires me to take a similar picture.

    My TTT this week has books with maps on the cover.

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    1. It's lovely, isn't it? I have no skills with photography, but I can still appreciate its composition and aesthetic! I really liked the book, too.

      Thanks, as always, for coming by and commenting, Marianne.

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    2. My skills are not as great as those of hubby but they somewhat rub off a little. LOL

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  3. I love a bookish cover. I've read many of these.

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    1. Same! They always catch my eye.

      Thanks, as always, for coming by and commenting, Deb!

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  4. The Librarian has such a pretty cover.

    My post: https://lydiaschoch.com/top-ten-tuesday-books-with-curly-haired-characters-on-the-cover/

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    1. Right? I love it! It's so evocative.

      Thanks, as always, for coming by and commenting, Lydia!

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  5. The Woman in the Library is definitely my favorite. It looks like magic is coming out of the pages, which let's be real, is accurate. ^.^

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    1. Seriously! That's what I love about both the first and last covers on my list. Those magic swirls in the air are just so perfect :)

      Thanks for stopping in, Jennifer!

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  6. There are a lot of great covers with books on them. I love that cover for The Librarian.

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    1. I don't think I've ever seen a bookish cover I didn't like! They all appeal to me simply because of the books.

      Thanks, as always, for coming by and commenting, Deanna!

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  7. I LOVE books about books, bookshops and libraries. Several of these call to me, as I have not seen some of them but I am drawn to The Librarian of Crooked Lane by C.J. Archer, I love that cover.

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    1. Same! I will never not be drawn to these kinds of books. I just relate so well to them, as do all bookworms, I'm sure. I also love the CROOKED LANE cover. It's gorgeous.

      Thanks, as always, for coming by and commnenting, Carla!

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  8. These are a lot of fun! I love how the cover for The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop has a "lighthouse" made out of books. That's really clever.

    My TTT this week: http://bookwyrmknits.com/2022/04/26/top-ten-tuesday-books-with-teacups-on-the-cover/

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    1. So, I actually didn't even notice that until you pointed it out! That's just one more reason to love this cover as I also love lighthouses. Thanks for mentioning that.

      Thanks, as always, for coming by and commenting, Nicole!

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  9. Good topic choice. I'm hoping to get to The Personal Librarian this year finally. I like the sound of the Rebecca Raisin book--I enjoyed this one of hers with a van life theme, too: https://hopewellslibraryoflife.wordpress.com/2021/11/22/20-books-for-christmas-review-6-floras-travelling-christmas-shop-by-rebecca-raisin/

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    1. Same here. I have an e-ARC of THE PERSONAL LIBRARIAN and I've had it for awhile actually, I just haven't gotten around to actually reading it. *Sigh* So many books, so little time...

      Thanks for popping in, Lisa!

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  10. I love a good book about books/bookstores/libraries! Seeing books on the cover of a book is always an indicator that I'm going to give it a shot.

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    1. Same. It doesn't mean I'll automatically love it, but I'm definitely going to give it a try!

      Thanks, as always, for coming by and commenting, Leah!

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  11. I love bookish books! My favourite has to be YA book The Paper and Hearts Society by Lucy Powrie. It's all about a book club and it's probably my favourite YA book ever! How come I didn't think of this topic?!

    Happy TTT!

    Zoe x

    (zbestbooks.blogspot.com)
    My TTT: https://zbestbooks.blogspot.com/2022/04/top-ten-tuesday-ya-books-with-character.html

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    1. Me too! I think all bookworms do :) I haven't heard of the Powrie book. I'll look it up. Thanks for ther ec!

      Thanks for stopping in, Zoe!

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  12. These are all so beautiful!! But I have to say my favourite is The Librarian of Crooked Lane!! That cover is not only gorgeous but it also gives serious library envy! 😭

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    1. Oh my goodness, I know! I WANT that library. It's gorgeous.

      Thanks for popping by, Lin!

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  13. Wow these have such beautiful covers, especially The Librarian. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I love any cover that has at least one book on it, but THE L IBRARIAN one is especially lovely. I adore it, honestly!

      Thanks for stopping in!

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  14. Books with books on the cover! Great idea for this week's topic! Now I want to check all of these out! Thanks for the recommends and Happy TTT!
    My post: https://pagesandpaws.com/2022/04/26/ttt-books-with-this-award-on-the-cover/

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    1. I've only read two of these, so I have some checking out to do as well. I hope they're all as good as they look!

      Thanks for coming by, Mom & Kimber!

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  15. I love that you chose to do books with books on the cover. I always love seeing books on the covers of books. The covers you chose are lovely as well. I haven't read any of them, but if they're anything like their covers, I bet the stories are charming. :) Thanks for stopping by my blog as always.

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    1. Same. I always love bookish covers and I generally like books about books, simply because they revolve around my favorite subject! I've only read two of these, so I also hope the rest of these are as good as they look :)

      Thanks, as always, for coming by and commenting, Jenni!

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  16. Great choice for this week's TTT! I love books with books on the cover, too. And Sarah Stewart's The Library is one of my all-time favs. :D

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    1. I adore its cover! It reminds me of me when I was a kid, hauling books home from the library. I should have thought of using a wagon. Duh! My arms were always SOOOO sore when I got home from the half mile walk back from the library :)

      Thanks, as always, for coming by and commenting, Lark!

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  17. You know you're so right, I have quite a few books featuring books/libraries on the covers. Ha, how very TTT this one is.

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    1. I noticed I have quite a few on my TBR shelf with the word "library" in the title. I guess I find books about books appealing. Who knew?? LOL.

      Thanks for stopping in, Alex!

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    2. I didn't realize you were THAT Alex - you should have gotten a "thanks, as always" :)

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  18. What a great take on the topic, Susan! I love the cover of Stewart's The Library. Great artwork/illustration.

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    1. Isn't it fabulous? I need to read the book now. It looks cute.

      Thanks, as always, for coming by and commenting, Tanya!

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  19. Books with book is just so good. It draws me every single time. haha! I actually haven't even read any of these!! What!! haha. They all look really lovely though. :)

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    1. Yep. Me too. I can't resist a book about books!

      Thanks, as always, for coming by and commenting, Leslie!

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  20. You're right, this is definitely an AVPBCT (A Very Popular Book Cover Trend)! And so appealing too. I think my favorite from this list is The Library by Sarah Stewart.
    ~Lex (lexlingua.co)

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    1. SOOO appealing to book lovers like us. I love THE LIBRARY cover, too. It's oh-so-relatable!

      Thanks for popping in, Lex!

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  21. And now you've given me SEVERAL new books that I need to check out! 😂 I seriously love your choice for this one!

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    1. Yay! I hope you enjoy them. This was a fun list to put together :)

      Thanks for stopping by, Christine!

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  22. I love that so many people have gone with bookish covers this week!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2022/04/26/top-ten-tuesday-365/

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    1. I knew it would be a popular topic, but I went with it anyway! Who can resist books about books? Not me :)

      Thanks for popping in, JJ!

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  23. Of these books, the only one I've read is The Bookshop on the Corner. I loved it!

    Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!

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    1. I did, too. Colgan's books are always fun!

      Thanks, as always, for coming by and commenting, Pam!

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  24. Nice pick! I love books with books on the cover. I almost went with this, but I ultimately went with apples.

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    1. I love that you went with apples. It's a unique one and made me realize how often apples are used on book covers! Who knew?

      Thanks, as always, for coming by and commenting, Kami!

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  25. Great topic choice!
    I love the cover for The Librarian.

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    1. Me too! It's so fun and relatable.

      Thanks for popping in, Jess!

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  26. It's true, put a book on the cover and I am also drawn to it!

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    1. Right? It might as well be a magnet for me!

      Thanks, as always, for coming by and commenting, Helen!

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  27. These are all irresistible covers. One of my favorite themes! I haven't read any of them--yet. I do want to though.

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    1. I've read two of them so far—THE BOOKSHOP ON THE CORNER and THE WOMAN IN THE LIBRARY—and I enjoyed both. Not sure which one I'll pick up next...

      Thanks for stopping by, Literary Feline!

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  28. So many lovely covers! I love bookish books and I'm also a huge fan of bookish covers. :)

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    1. Same! They're just so relatable for us bookworms. I'll never not enjoy looking at books, whether in real life or on a book cover. I love them so much :)

      Thanks, as always, for coming by and commenting, Suzanne!

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  29. I can never resist a book with books on the cover. It gets me every time!

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    1. Me too! It doesn't even really matter what the book is about. If there are books on its cover, I'm going to give it a go.

      Thanks, as always, for coming by and commenting, Katherine!

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