Spring has sprung! With the weather warming up and the flowers starting to bloom, we can’t help but take in all the season has to offer. Spring is a time to embrace new beginnings, whether it be through weddings or learning how to garden. To celebrate one of the most beautiful seasons, we’ve picked five book covers that get us into the spring spirit!
5. Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan
Although the US cover is absolutely stunning, something about the UK cover just screams ‘spring’! The front of the novel shows a beautiful spring night with a full moon, where the protagonist, Xingyin, resides with her mother, the Moon Goddess Chang’e. The cover graces readers with pink and gold peonies, a flower that typically blooms in the spring. The bright and natural colors paint a beautiful picture of the season!
4. She Gets the Girl by Rachael Lippincott & Alyson Derrick
With the weather warming up just enough to be outside, it’s time to resume outdoor activities in nature! This sapphic rom-com cover beautifully shows Alex and Molly, two enemies that create a five-step plan to get their girls’ attention, wearing roller skates. It refers to one point in the novel where the girls go out and skate as part of a practice date. Along with this, the cover also features flowers intertwining the two. In short, spring is the perfect time for love to bloom!
3. It Had to Be You by Georgia Clark
Aside from the flowers and the cool weather, spring is also wedding season! On the cover of this fiction novel, we see a wedding bouquet over a cityscape, referencing the wedding-planning business Liv and her late husband’s girlfriend (yep, you read that right!) now own together. The flowers in the bouquet are as colorful as the season and have us hoping we’ll receive some wedding invites this spring!
2. World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments by Aimee Nezhukumatathil
This is probably one of the most beautiful book covers I have on my bookshelf. Illustrator Fumi Nakamura uses vivid colors to bring to life the flowers, animals, and other elements of nature found in the book. More of these illustrations are sprinkled throughout this non-fiction piece, as readers learn how these plants and animals teach Nezhukumatathil lessons about the world around her. Spring is a time to stop and admire the natural world, and this cover allows us to do just that.
1. Digging In by Loretta Nyhan
Finally, we can’t discuss spring without digging into gardening! On the cover of this contemporary fiction book, we see Paige, a woman who has slowly neglected everything, including her yard, after the death of her husband. Ready to get herself out of rock bottom, she decides to plant a vegetable garden in her yard. From the freshly grown vegetables to the polka dot rain boots, Nyhan’s springtime cover has us picking up this novel on our gardening break.
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