Hello friends!! We are midway through February already, which is crazy!! But that also means the second week of Insights of the Writes is almost upon us!! Hurray!!
I decided to participate in Let’s Talk Bookish this week for two reasons. First, because the prompt coincided with an idea for a post I’ve had for some time, so I thought it was the perfect opportunity! And two, because I hope this post will lighten the mood here—talking about and analyzing writing the way we’ve been doing is rewarding but can be stressful and tiring! And when I feel burnt out from writing, I feel that the best solution is to refill my creative well through…you guessed it, books (and fangirling way too much over them)!!
Today’s Let’s Talk Bookish prompt is What Makes a Book Beautiful? The wonderful Dani @ Literary Lion suggested this topic, and the prompts are as follows:
It’s impossible not to sometimes judge books by the cover – what makes a book beautiful to you? Are there certain covers you’re drawn towards, and certain styles you stay away from? What are some of the most beautiful covers you’ve seen?
Dani has kindly allowed me to make my own twist on the topic though—rather than discussing only book covers, I decided to share with you the key words I find interesting that makes me want to read a book.
Now *rubs hands* let’s get started, shall we?
A Quick Note on COVERS (ft. a few bullet points and pretty covers!)
- Honestly, covers with BIPOC characters are a very fast way to hook me!
- I also adore it when book covers have pastel aesthetics!
- And, when covers are representative of the title, it gives me an idea of what the mood, setting, or even theme of the book will be.
Some of my favorite book covers (in a slideshow!):
Key Words That Draw Me to a Book (ft. lots of bullet points and some pics!)
- Animal companion
- Galactic empires
- Time travel