Top Ten Tuesday: Autumn Covers

Autumn is my favorite season (though winter is growing on me as the years go by). I love the colors of the trees changing, the coolness to the air, and the coziness of what autumn means: bonfires and hoodies and hot chocolate and boots and pumpkins. So here are ten book covers that I think give off autumn vibes.

(The prompt is this week’s Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books With Fall/Autumn Covers/Themes [If the cover screams fall to you, or the books give off a feeling of being Fallish])

An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson

Gosh, the color scheme along with the raven on this cover is just gorgeous. Since the book focuses on the autumn prince (who is my new favorite), it’s not surprising that this cover feels very “fallish.”

House of Dark Shadows by Robert Liparulodark shadows

Shadowed trees, creepy houses, and mysterious figures plus that eerie font scream October and Halloween. While the Dreamhouse Kings books aren’t nearly as creepy as I originally thought they would be (they dive more into fantasy than horror), the covers are still gorgeously spooky.

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvaterscorpio

Maybe it’s because this book is set during October and November, but this book reminds me of autumn. I love the red color strokes of the water horse illustration.

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkienhobbit

Depending on the cover, The Hobbit makes me think of fall, especially the movie tie-in edition. The orange and yellows of the hobbit doorway combined with the thought of an adventure through Mirkwood, the Woodland Realm, and the Lonely Mountain definitely make me think of autumn (even if the book takes place over an entire year).

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewisnarnia

My first “official” copy of the Narnia books (aka the first ones that were mine and mine alone) was the 7-in-1 volume with Aslan on the front cover. Due to his orange, yellow, and red color scheme, I always associate the book with autumn.

Dragonspell by Donita K. Pauldragonspell

Basically, if the book is fantasy, includes dragons, and has brown or orange on the cover, it makes me think of fall. Dragonspell is no exception. The darker color tones plus Wizard Fenworth always remind me of autumn.

Sapphique by Catherine Fishersapphique

The cover of this book is a rusty red with leaves fading into the background. While I know I loved these books, I don’t recall if anything about the book made me specifically think of autumn, but the cover definitely imbibes the aesthetics of fall.

Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowlingharry potter

I think anyone would find it hard to dissociate Harry Potter and autumn. The atmosphere of Hogwarts, the start of the school year in September, and the supernatural/fantasy elements give off fall vibes.

Beastly Bones by William Ritterbeastly bones

All of the Jackaby book covers give off a supernatural-slash-ghostly feel, but Beastly Bones feels like it fits the most with autumn, probably due to the orange cover and the setting in the background.

The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugothorns

The cover design for these short stories is absolutely gorgeous. The shiny golden font, the fantastical creature illustrations, and the thorn design definitely makes me think of fall.

What book covers do you think capture the aesthetics of autumn? Don’t forget to join the link-up!

13 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Autumn Covers

  1. I didn’t add The Sorcerer’s Stone, but Deathly Hallows made my list! You can’t go wrong with Harry Potter! I didn’t even think to add The Scorpio races, but I have seen it on a few other lists. Maggie Stiefvater is amazing.

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    • The Scorpio Races is one of my favorite books, and it’s definitely my favorite Stiefvater book. But yes, any Harry Potter book works for evoking fall vibes!


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