What are your favorite book covers?

Are there any book covers you just love the texture of?

I love books whose covers have embossing and similar features. As I’m reading, my fingers press lightly into the structure of it, mentally cataloging the hills and valleys as I lose myself within the world on its pages.

I read quite a bit on my Kindle and listen via Audible almost as much, but there are some books you must have a physical copy of to fully appreciate its semblance and impression.

The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo is one such book for me. I haven’t read all of the stories within it, I’m taking my time to savor and reflect upon each one individually. However, I marvel at the cleverness of the writing and the elements of well-known classic fairytales woven into something else altogether wicked and otherworldly. The ambiance it creates makes it the perfect Fall read to curl up with, coffee at my side while tucked under a blanket.

Please share your favorite covers in the comments, what qualities do you love the most about it?

What was your last book purchase?

This past weekend, the family and I went to Reno to do a little shopping. Actually, we went to Reno because wanted to go book shopping. So we loaded up the kids and drove over an hour away so I could scour the shelves looking to fulfill some spots on my ever growing to-read list.

I feel like a thief in the night with the deals I found! All of the books above were purchased for less than $100. Not including The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo and One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake, both of which I purchased at Target, the remaining books cost just under $62! I feel immensely lucky that I live close to an independent bookstore such as Grassroots Books, which offers new and used books for large discounts. My husband probably doesn’t, but I wish they were closer!

You’ll see a several well-known favorites, as well as a couple of newer releases. I’m ashamed to say that I haven’t read any of these yet, something I plan to change before the end of the year (#goals!). In addition to this recent haul, I’m anxiously awaiting some recent orders from Book Outlet to arrive, including a boxed set of the Six of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo! I’d like to think that after these orders come in, I’ll be satisfied for at least a few weeks, but we both know that’s a falsehood.

So tell me, what are some of your latest purchases? Was it an all-out book haul, something you bought on a whim or a new release you’ve been dying to get your hands on? Where are your favorite places to shop for books? Do you have a bookstore you frequent or do you prefer to do your shopping mainly online?

Look out for reviews of the books pictured above in the future!