Rainbow Books Tag!

So Beth @ Reading Every Night did a rainbow colored books tag a little bit ago and I decided to steal it, because why talk about what’s in the books when you can be shallow like me and gush endlessly over the pretty that is the cover?!?!?

FIRST OF ALL.

Raise your hand if you have ever bought a book just because it looked pretty, the contents be damned? Yes, I’m looking at you, Bartholemew.*

We all do it.

In German there is a saying: “Das Auge isst mit” it roughly means, “Your eyes are eating too.”

Obviously books are not food.**

But you get the gist of it.

*That rhymed! Now give me some chocolate for my achievements.
**They might be?? WHO CAN KNOW. I have never eaten a book accidentally because I loved it…

Here I shall simply copy and paste the rules from Beth’s post, even though we know I am probably not going to follow them?? #rebel

  • It must be the dominant colour of the cover not the spine!
  • If you do not own a book of a certain colour, just choose one that has the colour on it somewhere.
  • It has to be a book you own and/or has to be the exact edition you read (e.g. there are two different covers for Me Before You, you would choose the one you read).
  • Tag some people to do it! Whether they be Bloggers, Bookstagrammers or BookTubers.

So first of all CROOKED KINGDOM WAS AMAZING* AND I LOVED IT AND LEIGH BARDUGO IS A WRITING DEMON WHO HITS ALL THE FEELS. But what I WASN’T expecting, was this gorgeous edition.

Spoiler: IT ALSO HAS RED SPRAYED PAGES.**

I gave this book ALL THE STARS. Because Matthias. And Kaz (SMOL BEAN WHO MUST BE PROTECTED AND NEEDS LOVE).

*And I thought it couldn’t get any better after Six of Crows! SILLY ME.
**Sprayed edges give me ACTUAL LIFE.

 

How could I not include a Harry Potter book in this tag??? Harry Potter was my childhood. I still remember sitting on  a bed with my four other sisters* while my oldest sister read The Sorcerer’s Stone out loud to us. She also read ‘troll boogers’ and didn’t realise what the word was going to be and accidentally said ‘troll boooooooooogers’.

We all thought it was terribly hilarious because we are mature.

We still make fun of her for it**

To sum things up: HARRY POTTER IS GREAT. I LOVE HARRY POTTER. Also look at the pretty wand I got. It came with awesome Harry Potter glasses that I like to wear around the house. #noshame

*I KNOW THAT’S A LOT. And my mom actually wanted more??? 5 GIRLS IS TOO MANY OKAY.
**In case you were interested THIS HAPPENED A GOOD 7-8 YEARS AGO. But seriously what else are families even for if not to torture each other?

SADLY ENOUGH I do not own any books that are wholly yellow.

WHAT IS THIS CRUELTY. If anyone knows of ANY fantasy books that are completely yellow under the jacket and/or over…PLEASE TELL ME.*

That being said, Illuminae saved my life with its sort of yellow spine. SO BASK, BARTHOLEMEW, BASK.

Another perk is that Illuminae is an entirely wonderful book that will toy with your emotions to the point where you don’t know what’s real and what’s not.

SO GO READ IT.

*You may think I kid. I DO NOT KID ABOUT COLORFUL BOOKS. I must have them all!!

So Insurgent is the only green book I own. #awkward.

Why so awkward you ask?? Because I only found the books mediocre and despised the movies (I couldn’t get past the third one because was there even anything in there that happened in the book??? #no)

But on the bright side it is pretty!

#priorities

I KNOW BIG SURPRISE THAT I AM MENTIONING STRANGE THE DREAMER….AGAIN.

But like… I can’t not??

It’s just so fabulous I cry.

And nothing beats the gorgeousness of this edition. NOTHING I TELL YOU. I can’t wait to see what they come up with for Muse of Nightmares!!

This beauty was one of the books that I ordered for my birthday! AND LOOK HOW PRETTY IS IT.

Don’t judge me if the spine is one of the main reasons I bought it.*

My lovely friend, Wing-Yee @ Bibliophilic Med Student kept posting pictures of The Traitor’s Kiss on bookstagram and I caved.* LOOK AT THE GORGEOUS PICTURE OF THE SPINE IN HER WRAP UP!!!

BONUS: It has good reviews, and Wing-Yee liked it too! (5!!!!! Stars!!!!!)

Confession: I haven’t read it because I just got it. Also I have no idea what it’s about but I accidentally read the first line of the synopsis. It has a girl who doesn’t want to get married. YOU GO GIRL.

Needless to say I am #EXCITE!

*who are we kidding we all know the spine is the ONLY reason I bought it…
**It’s not that hard to get me to cave. I am an extremely irresponsible adult. Am I even an adult?? WHO CAN KNOW.

Mechanica is an amazing steampunky retelling of Cinderella and it is centered wholly around strong friendships. WHICH I LOVE.

Why don’t we have more books about amazing friendships that don’t turn into romance???*

Basically you should all go read this!!

*What am I even saying. I LIVE FOR ROMANCE??? But friendship is also amazing????!?

So I’m supposed to tag people??? But instead I TAG ALL OF YOU (as always hahaha).

And that, my dears concludes my bookish rainbow! I hope you liked it! Did you see any books that you liked? Which ones?? Are there any on here that you want to try but you’re skeptical? Or did you hate some of them??? GIVE ME THE DIRT.

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19 thoughts on “Rainbow Books Tag!

  1. You tagged everyone? SAVE THE DATE IN HISTORY. Something NEW is happening, something NEVER BEEN DONE BEFOOOOOREEE

    AHEM!

    Sprayes edges are LIFE. I agree! Though so is Lazlo from Strange The Dreamer, who HAS AN AMAZING COVER. I need the sequel SO SOON!
    Books look so weird naked. Like HP, Insurgent, Six Of crows- they look like different beings. These pictures are A+ though! I LOOOOVE your photography.
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    1. I KNOW SOMEONE GIVE ME AN AWARD FOR BEING SO FREAKING ORIGINAL OVER HERE.

      I need more sprayed edges in my life honestly. Can all the books just have them maybe.
      I seriously just can’t wait to see what cover they will come up with for Muse of Nightmares 😍
      I luuuurve naked books 😍😙 thank you so much!!!

  2. CROOKED KINGDOM!!! I love that book SO MUCH omg I will die with it. (Not really because then I’d feel bad for neglecting all my other favourites but I have too many so then I will be smothered with books. Which I suppose is what happens now anyway…) Your photos are so pretttyyyyy ahh I’m in love! And I also really need to read Strange the Dreamer oh my gosh, I’m so glad you loved it! <3

    1. YASSS CROOKED KINGDOM IS LIFE 😍 We all just need to accept the fact that our death will most likely be caused by being smothered by all the books we ow. Come to terms with it.
      Eep thank you so much!!! Ohhh I hope you love it 😍😍

  3. Oh I am so glad you decided to take part in this tag Esther, and oh my god your photos are beyond amazing. I am getting serious photo envy over here because your images are beautiful! 🙂 <3
    I am a huge fan of Crooked Kingdom, I didn't think it could get any better after Six of Crows either but I was very happy for Leigh Bardugo to prove me wrong. Also that hardcover edition of Illuminae is amazing, I have the paperback copies of that series but one day I really want the hardcovers as well.
    Great picks for this tag, and again great pictures! <3

    1. Omg HOW YOU FLATTER MEEE. Thank you so much!!
      Crooked Kingdom might actually have taken a physical chunk out of my heart, I CAN’T. I CRY.
      And yasss the hardcover editions of The Illuminae Files are gorgeous!! The jackets are plastic seethrough so the effect is really cool!!
      DO IT. BUY THEMMMM

      1. That’s all right! <3
        It definitely took a chunk out of my heart. Honestly after the way it ended I don't know what I was feeling, sad mostly for so many reasons.
        Right, you've convinced me. I think to celebrate when Obsidio is released I'll buy the whole trilogy in hardcover as well! 😀

  4. Okay, the Traitor’s Kiss spine is STUNNING. I DNFed the book, but I kind of want to go buy it now just so I can stare at the spine all day. #bookwormpriorities.
    This post kind of speaks to my soul. I LOVE covers so, so much. I spend a slightly ridiculous time just staring at them and stroking them.
    Strange the Dreamer is what every cover should aspire to be.
    Also, this post has motivated me to buy more books so I can have a rainbow too!!
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    1. Oh nooo haha you DNF’d?? I admit it is a bit slow (I’m about 90 pages in right now) but I have DNF’d one to many books lately so I’m determined to press on. And once I get into the rhythm of the writing and the story it’s not so bad.
      And YES. I am not going to deny that that gorgeous spine is the only reason I bought the book BHAHAHA #noregrets
      STRANGE THE DREAMER IS GOLD. Whoever designed it needs a medal like yesterday please!
      And rainbows are such a legit reason for buying books!!! I just wish that the publishers or retailers or WHATEVER would tell you what color the book is under the jacket of the hardcover editions hahaha ;,)

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