Ten Fall-ish Covers


This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic from The Broke and the Bookish is books with fall themes/covers. This one was a bit of a struggle for me. I tried to come up with books that reminded me of fall, but ended up with a bunch of books with orange covers that tangentially connect to the theme.

TTT Fall Covers 01

The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger – Besides the orange in the cover, which is probably the one thing that ties these together, it’s the boarding school aspect of it. Whenever I think of going off to boarding school, I think of fall.

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe – This is one that I read in fall, many moons ago, after insistence from my father.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews – I have no idea why this reminds me of fall, but it does.

Moccasin Thunder: American Indian Stories for Today by Lori Marie Carlson – It’s a combination of the orange, and the fact that it’s currently fall and Indigenous Peoples Day was yesterday.

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness – This is another orange one that I read in fall. I bought it in the summer when I was home visiting my parents, but put it off to the end of summer/beginning of fall because I wasn’t sure I’d like it. Boy was I wrong.

TTT Fall Covers 02

Half Brother by Kenneth Oppel – The protagonist in this one moves across Canada at the end of the summer (if I’m remembering correctl), and by fall has a new little brother. A chimpanzee.

Red Glass by Laura Resau – Another fall read, this time for one of my graduate courses.

Full Tilt by Neal Shusterman – It’s fair time in the southwest, and I associate carnival rides with fall and fair season. It’s also appropriately creepy.

Peace, Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson – Something about that just looks fall to me.

All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater – How much more fall can you get? Stiefvater’s book was released today.


  1. I love all the orange covers, your list is much more cohesive than mine! It’s easier to find Autumnal covers than books set in autumn, everyone tends to go for winter or summer. Unless they cover a full school year, like Harry Potter for example. I’m sure there are lots of books set around Halloween that I just haven’t thought of!!


  2. Lovely list! I was going to add “The Knife of Never Letting Go” to my own list but didn’t. It’s on my TBR and written by one of my favorite authors so I’m glad you enjoyed it!


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