11 Books With Gorgeous Pink Covers We Can’t Get Over

We love pink! Come with us on a bubbly exploration of 11 of the most beautiful pink book covers to grace our bookshelves!

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From a vibrant pop of bubblegum to the soothing sweetness of cherry blossoms, the color pink deserves constant celebration. Bookstr is bringing you 11 books with absolutely gorgeous pink covers (in no particular order). Whether you’re into classics or contemporaries, one of these stunning reads is sure to bring a splash of vibrance to your bookshelf–and your TBR. 

Petal by Adriana Picker 

Petal by Adriana Picker book cover.
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Detailed graphics and elegant gold type exist in perfect harmony on the cover of this anthology highlighting the beauty and complexity of flowers as seen through the eyes of an artist. Botanical artist Adriana Picker combines talents with folklorist Nina Rousseau to feature floral specimens from around the world in vivid illustrations and equally vibrant storytelling.

This Blood That Burns Us by S.L. Cokeley

This Blood That Burns Us by S.L. Cokeley book cover.
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Intricate stained glass and dainty hands gripping an eviscerated heart set the scene for a gripping vampire story. Kimberly and Aaron, whose fates are now inextricably joined, find themselves battling between their desire to remain in each other’s lives and the terrible costs. As Aaron battles for his and his brother’s freedom, and Kimberly struggles to remain by his side, will their bonds be enough to save them? Or will they succumb to the challenges that seem to stalk them?

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See book cover.
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A paper fan and delicate floral print are a beautiful preface to this heart-wrenching glimpse into nineteenth-century China, where women and girls were foot-bound and secluded, a group of women in a remote province invented their own language. Sewn into handkerchiefs, painted onto fans, and passed in secret, Lily and Snow Flower find solace and friendship in their messages. Sharing the joys and sorrows of motherhood and confiding in one another about their marriages and dreams they would never be able to pursue, the pair forms a deep bond. Until a misunderstanding threatens to wrench the two apart, and the strength of their connection is tested. 

Lonely Castle in the Mirror by Mizuki Tsujimura

Lonely Castle in the Mirror by Mizuki Tsujimura book cover.
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This newsprint-style cover of a girl in a wolf mask introduces readers to a touching story of seven students as they discover a portal to another world through a glowing mirror. They are given a task. Find the key. Make a wish. There can only be one winner, and when someone finds the key, they will all lose their memories of the whole adventure. But there’s a catch. If the students remain in the castle past 5 pm, they will be eaten by its keeper. Besides their task, each student is facing a series of problems out in the real world, and they may find unlikely solace in their competitors. 

Out by Natsuo Kirino 

Out by Natsuo Kirino book cover.
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This colorblocked cover invites readers into an exploration of the life of a young mother working the night shift who strangles her husband and seeks the help of her friends to dispose of the evidence. Readers will be thrust into the violent underside of Japanese society in this darkly comedic inspection of the relationship between the genders, and the conditions that drive women to extremity. 

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott book cover.
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Though this book has been released with dozens, maybe hundreds of different covers, this inverted line art depicting the four March sisters and their different hairstyles is just, everything. Join Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy on their journey to find their place in a world that does not offer women the same opportunities as men. A story of love, friendship, and all of the beautiful and heartbreaking challenges that come with being a sister. 

Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl by Andrea Lawlor 

Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl by Andrea Lawlor book cover
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This modern, hot pink cover speaks perfectly to its contents. Paul Polydoris leads an electric dating and social life in a university town where he studies queer theory and immerses himself in the pulsing lights and music of the scene. He also has a secret. Paul is a shapeshifter. He/she oscillates between equally captivating female and male forms, he finds his identity somewhere in the middle as he travels across the country exploring the world, himself, and the connections he makes along the way. 

The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang book cover
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This homage to woodblock printing is the perfect introduction to this anthology of classic fairy tales.  Containing over 65 beautiful illustrations and classics such as “The Snow Queen”, this collection highlights stories from Japanese, Scandinavian, and Sicilian history. This complete and unabridged version is considered to be the best English translation available. 

Patterns of India by Christine Chitnis 

Patterns of India by Christine Chitnis book cover.
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The crisp, peachy architecture featured on this cover is both eye-catching and attention-holding, a perfect preface to the equally vibrant and magnetic images contained in the rest of the book. These photos were taken over the course of a decade as Christine Chitnis familiarized herself with the radiant patterns of Rajasthani life. From the fuchsia threads woven into a sari to the deep orange spices of the marketplace, Chitnis captured a wide array of colors, textures, and emotions in this beautiful anthology depicting the rich and varied Western Indian culture. 

Lifeguard Towers: Miami by Tommy Kwak 

Lifeguard Towers: Miami by Tommy Kwak book cover.
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Nothing covers up the devastation of a hurricane like painting things in cheerful colors. At least, that’s what Miami Beach officials decided after Hurricane Andrew in 1992. Tommy Kwak utilizes long exposure, precise framing, and light manipulation that result in crisp images highlighting the transience and bliss of life near the ocean. These lifeguard towers have become a beacon of revitalization in Miami Beach, and Kwak does not struggle to highlight the beauty in the mundane. 

Mortal Follies by Alexis Hall 

Mortal Follies by Alexis Hall book cover.
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This glittering and delicate cover invites readers into the sapphic love story between Maelys Mitchelmore, a noblewoman with a troublesome curse, and Lady Georgiana Landrake, a mysterious witch who may or may not have murdered all of her male relatives for their fortune. As the two team up and grow closer, Maelys’s reputation is not the only thing at stake. She must remember to protect her heart and keep her eye out for more deadly secrets as she dives headfirst into a world of vindictive magic and dangerous plots. 

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