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Six For Sunday: Books with Leaves on the Cover

Six For Sunday is a weekly blog series created by Steph @ ALittleButALot. The theme for October is Autumn Feels – I’m so excited for this month’s Six For Sunday prompts! This week’s is to share six books that have leaves on the cover. I feel like there’s been a big trend of bright, floral book covers recently so this shouldn’t be too difficult! I’ve taken a look through my Goodreads shelves, both read and to read, and here’s six of the books I found that feature foliage on the front!

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

A somewhat recent read of mine, which I reviewed here during the NEWTs Magical Readathon, the cover of The Immortalists has big autumn vibes with a rainbow selection of leaves.

Selected Poems by e e cummings

This featured a couple of weeks ago on my Top 5 Poetry Collections post, despite my having not read it in full yet! It’s perfect for this post too – just look at that cover! It contains some of my all time favourite poems and whilst I’ve probably read most by now, I’m yet to consider it read in full.

The Need by Helen Phillips

This has had mixed reviews but the comparisons to Jeff VanderMeer’s Annihilation are too much for me to ignore, so it has a firm spot on my TBR. The leaves on this cover feel a little more tropical than autumnal but this is exactly the kind of cover I was referring to earlier being ‘on trend’ right now!

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

Lincoln in the Bardo was such a treat of a book, and I’ve always loved the cover, though probably more for its scrawling title rather that the vines that wind around it. It also looks great on my botanical bedspread!

The Temple House Vanishing by Rachel Donohue

You’ll see this book again in my Stacking the Shelves post when it goes up next week. It’s a recent addition to my TBR, after I came across it on NetGalley (release: Feb 2020) and was immediately drawn to it because of its cover – another that fits into this ‘words swallowed by plants’ trend.

The Garden of Lost and Found by Harriet Evans

This has been on my TBR for a few months now but it has found its way onto my bookshelf thanks to a recent impulse book buy. The cover is so pretty and the story sounds a little magical so I’m looking forward to delving in!

What autumn reads are you most excited for?

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