Top 5 Tuesday | Cover Buys

Hello everyone.

I’m back with another Top 5 Tuesday. This is a weekly meme hosted by the very lovely Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm. Click on the link for February topics and see for yourself how amazing this weekly meme is.

Coming back to this week’s theme. Top 5 Cover Buys which is the story of every bibliophile. We don’t judge a book by its cover but we definitely buy some books due to its cover. For this prompt, I am going to talk about books that I have been drooling at. These books have been on my radar for a very long time now and soon I am going to own every single book on this list.

  • The Trial by Franz Kafka

kafkaWritten in 1914 but not published until 1925, a year after Kafka’s death, The Trial is the terrifying tale of Josef K., a respectable bank officer who is suddenly and inexplicably arrested and must defend himself against a charge about which he can get no information. Whether read as an existential tale, a parable, or a prophecy of the excesses of modern bureaucracy wedded to the madness of totalitarianism, The Trial has resonated with chilling truth for generations of readers. – Goodreads

  • The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

25493853NATIONAL BESTSELLER – A magical debut novel for readers of Naomi Novik’s Uprooted, Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus, and Neil Gaiman’s myth-rich fantasies, The Bear and the Nightingale spins an irresistible spell as it announces the arrival of a singular talent with a gorgeous voice.

At the edge of the Russian wilderness, winter lasts most of the year and the snowdrifts grow taller than houses. But Vasilisa doesn’t mind–she spends the winter nights huddled around the embers of a fire with her beloved siblings, listening to her nurse’s fairy tales. Above all, she loves the chilling story of Frost, the blue-eyed winter demon, who appears in the frigid night to claim unwary souls. Wise Russians fear him, her nurse says, and honor the spirits of house and yard and forest that protect their homes from evil. – Goodreads

  • Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

31929623In his long-awaited first novel, American master George Saunders delivers his most original, transcendent, and moving work yet. Unfolding in a graveyard over the course of a single night, narrated by a dazzling chorus of voices, Lincoln in the Bardo is a literary experience unlike any other—for no one but Saunders could conceive it.

Lincoln in the Bardo is an astonishing feat of imagination and a bold step forward from one of the most important and influential writers of his generation. Formally daring, generous in spirit, deeply concerned with matters of the heart, it is a testament to fiction’s ability to speak honestly and powerfully to the things that really matter to us. Saunders has invented a thrilling new form that deploys a kaleidoscopic, theatrical panorama of voices—living and dead, historical and invented—to ask a timeless, profound question: How do we live and love when we know that everything we love must end? – Goodreads

  • Caraval by Stephanie Garber

27883214Remember, it’s only a game…
Scarlett Dragna has never left the tiny island where she and her sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval—the faraway, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show—are over. But this year, Scarlett’s long-dreamt-of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season’s Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner. – Goodreads

  • Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

littlefliesThe brilliant new novel from the author of the New York Times bestseller, Everything I Never Told YouEveryone in Shaker Heights was talking about it that summer: how Isabelle, the last of the Richardson children, had finally gone around the bend and burned the house down.

Little Fires Everywhere explores the weight of long-held secrets and the ferocious pull of motherhood-and the danger of believing that planning and following the rules can avert disaster or heartbreak. – Goodreads


Well, this has been the easiest topic and honestly, it took me little or no time to come up with these books. So, that’s it for today. Thank you for reading. Let me know in the comments if you have any cover buy on your shelf.

Happy Reading!

Author: Book and Corner

Hi. My name is Mini. I'm usually talking about books and recommending them almost all the time. Stop by and read some of the posts and I hope you find your next best read.

13 thoughts

    1. I came across Caraval via bookstagram and can’t thank enough. The cover is indeed gorgeous. 😍 I really hope I like the story as well.
      Also, thank you for reading.


  1. Little fires everywhere, the immortalist, the woman in the window etc are definitely the cover buys for me. I have been seeing them everywhere on social media. And I do agree cover plays a huge role, sometimes I won’t even read the blurb and buy the book just because I love the cover and the title!

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    1. The Immortalist is also beautiful. Thank you for reminding. I forget The Hazel Wood also. 😅 I am seeing this book everywhere on bookstagram.
      I understand what you are saying. I sometimes end up owning multiple copies because of the cover. 😂

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