Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites – Green Book Covers

I’ve really missed doing Friday Favorites, and since no one was currently hosting it, Cait @ Functionally Fictional decided to jump into the gap. Each week, she provides a prompt, and I get to talk about my favorite books that fit the topic. Feel free to join in – the more the merrier!

March has arrived, and I’m actually a little disappointed! Hang on, let me explain. In my part of New York, we barely got any winter. I was able to walk around in short sleeves for half of the winter, we got a few cold weeks, and we had only one actual snowy day that happened this week. Winter is my favorite season, so having almost no snow or cold days was a huge letdown. But, I can’t influence Mother Nature, and in honor of the upcoming spring season, we’re highlighting green book covers. Here are some of my favorite books with green covers:

  1. A Death in Jerusalem by Jonathan Dunsky — this was one of my favorite books in the series, but I definitely recommend reading the earlier books before starting this one.
  2. Weyward by Emilia Hart — this beautiful family saga explored three different generations of a family of women who didn’t fit into their roles and had connections to nature in surprising ways. 
  3. The Faithless by C.L. Clark — the second book in this series was amazing, spreading the story out and delving into the political maneuvering involved in taking down an empire.
  4. Finlay Donovan Jumps the Gun by Elle Cosimano — this series is absolutely hilarious and the third book is no different, although the connections are deeper and I was more invested in the characters by this point.
  5. The Institution by Helen S. Fields — this grim and gritty suspense novel brings us into a high-security institution for the criminally insane, to track down a kidnap/murder suspect against a clock that is rapidly ticking down. 
  6. A House with Good Bones by T. Kingfisher — I classify this one as cozy horror, since it isn’t too scary, and there’s humor and teeny hints of romance in this book that’s more than just your typical haunted house story.
  7. Assassin of Reality by Marina and Sergey Dyachenko — this continuation of Vita Nostra was absolutely mind-blowing and I lost the ability to form coherent sentences after reading it.
  8. Know My Name by Chanel Miller — this memoir of the woman who lived through a public rape and contentious trial, followed by the outrageously light sentencing of the perpetrator, who broke her silence after years of anonymity is an absolutely incredible story.
  9. The Oleander Sword by Tasha Suri — this sapphic fantasy set in an Indian-inspired world was atmospheric, immersive, and absolutely amazing. I can’t recommend it enough.
  10. The Life and Crimes of Hoodie Rosen by Isaac Blum — seeing Orthodox Jewish representation on the cover of a mainstream book, and the way it’s portrayed in this deep story of antisemitism, coexistence, and coming of age was incredibly affirming.

What are some of your favorite books with green covers? Have you read any of these?

6 replies »

  1. Thanks for sharing this list! I’m a sucker for minimalist green nature-y books and have bought way too many just because they were pretty. Two of my favourites are a leather-bound edition of The Hobbit and The Wisdom of Trees by Max Adams.

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