• Tabitha Tomala

Top 5 Book Covers | Plaid Reader Reviews | Guest Post

A huge thank you to all the book bloggers who came together for the top 5 project! There are so many books out there, and the top 5 project is a fun way to showcase some great finds and explore more book blogs! Today features a guest post from Plaid Reader Reviews that includes their top 5 book covers.

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Plaid Reader Reviews started at the end of 2018 as an extension of my Instagram, which I'm no longer diligent in maintaining. At first, the blog was just posted book reviews of books I'd already read and posted on Instagram but longer and more in-depth. But at the start of 2019, I started doing book challenges, I got a Twitter account for the blog and updated my website to the first paid plan. I got art done for the blog finally. I think I only read 38 books that year but everything has grown exponentially since then. I read 81 last year I did bunches of book challenges and lists and interacted with other bloggers more. I just got another premium plan and am in the middle of a readathon, the way I see it the blog can only go up from here in 2021.

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1.) Amina's Song by Hena Khan

Amina's Song by Hena Khan | Top 5
Amina's Song by Hena Khan

This is one of my favorite book covers because it most reflects the spirit of the book. On the cover of Amina's Voice, Amina's is curled uptight. Amina won't open up to anyone about her talent. However, on this cover this one she's thrown her arms open to the world. She is a happier and more confident person than she was in book one. This really helps shape the whole plotline of the book.

Also, I don't know if Khan made this choice intentionally but I think the lighter coloring also reflects' Amina's growth. But that could just be me reading into color choices.

You can find my review here.

2.) SoulSwift by Megan Bannen

SoulSwift by Megan Bannen | Top 5
SoulSwift by Megan Bannen

Perhaps my favorite cover out of all these because it proves a plot point I'd spoil by telling you. Other than the fact that it is super important plot-wise, the bird is spiritually very important to the characters in the book and I think a perfect choice for the cover.

Honestly the cover made me pick this book up at first and I wasn't disappointed. I also love all the stone work on the cover it give a hint of the role that religion will play in the book. Overall this one was just pretty message wise and visually.

You can find my review here.

3.) On the Edge of Gone by Corinne Duyvis

On the Edge of Gone by Corinne Duyvis | Top 5
On the Edge of Gone by Corinne Duyvis

This is another cover where it matched the content so clearly it had to be included. The whole book is about who deserves to get to go to another planet on space ships after an asteroid hits the Earth. It also deals with things like disability, racism, homophobia and transphobia.

The image of our protagonist being stuck on the ground with all the ships leaving is very powerful, and the cover gives you an empty feeling like the book does at first, things may turn around but this cover shows the stakes at first.

You can find my review here.

4.) Once Upon an Eid by S. K. Ali and Aisha Saeed

Once Upon an Eid by S.K. Ali and Aisha Saeed | Top 5
Once Upon an Eid by S.K. Ali and Aisha Saeed

I picked the book because the cover was simply beautiful and also it reflected the joy of the stories inside. On the cover, you could see the spirit of celebration that was present inside the book.

You can find my review here.

5.) A Home for Goddesses and Dogs by Leslie Connor

A Home for Goddesses and Dogs by Leslie Connor | Top 5
A Home for Goddesses and Dogs by Leslie Connor

I picked this one because it made me think of family. It's a sweet book about a girl and a dog learning to fit into a family. I think the cover reflects that. I just love the color scheme. My favorite detail is the moon going through its phases on the cover. It's very important to the plot and it looks beautiful on the cover.

You can find my review here.

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