Ten Books with Nature on the Cover

Ten Books with Nature Covers

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Top Ten Tuesday

Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl invited us to share ten books with nature on the cover this week. If you asked me to describe what kind of cover I like, I would tell you that I don’t like human figures or cheesy stock photos. I also don’t particularly care for covers that have flowery vines. But when I started looking through my “read” books on GoodReads, I couldn’t get away from people on covers! Apparently I just don’t like covers with photos of real people. Anyway, these are the books that I ultimately chose.

Ten Books with Nature Covers

The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin, read by Mark Bramhall–This book takes place in the Pacific Northwest and now that I’ve spent time in Oregon, I know this cover is perfect. It reminds me of a photograph I took of fruit trees with Mt. Hood in the background.

Hiking Oregon’s History by William L. Sullivan–It doesn’t get more nature-y than an actual mountaintop photograph, does it?

Prayers for Sale by Sandra Dallas–The baby dress grabs my attention first but then I also notice the little town nestled in those beautiful mountains.

Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer–How could I leave Mt. Everest out of this list?

In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette by Hampton Sides–I love the translucence of those icebergs and the perfectly calm water. It’s a great representation of the story contained inside.

Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani–Can you tell I’m a mountain girl yet? This book takes place in the Appalachian mountains in southwestern Virginia. I grew up on the North Carolina side of those mountains so this cover looks like home to me. I love the little town climbing the hills, the feel of early fall, and the mist hugging the mountaintops.

The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann, read by Mark Deakins–Even if Amazon wasn’t in the title, this cover lets you know the book is set in a rainforest somewhere.

Mr. Rosenblum Dreams in English by Natasha Solomons–This isn’t my favorite kind of cover but the flower-covered vines, the tree, and the silhouette of a soaring bird fit the prompt perfectly.

The Thorn and the Blossom by Theodora Goss–This is exactly the kind of cover I pictured when I read this prompt. The flowers and the insects are beautiful.

Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman–And I’ll end with a pretty little hummingbird sipping from a flower.

That’s my list! Have you read any of these? Which books did/would you choose? Link up every Tuesday at That Artsy Reader Girl!

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  1. I’ve only read Into Thin Air from your list, but I thought it was super interesting and well done.

  2. Oregon’s History is nice. I like the ones wirh the cold climate pics too- for some reason those always draw me in, seems like!

    1. I’m glad you like it! The book itself was pretty cool too. It was a “2-sided love story” so the book didn’t really have a spine. It was more of an accordion. You hold it one way and read her story, then flip it over to read his story. It’s hard to explain but pretty cool!

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