I Don’t Remember the Title/Author, But the Cover Was Red

I have had a conversation like this too many times to count.

Friend: Hey, Aine, I read this really awesome book a couple of years ago and I want to read it again but I can’t remember the title or the author.

Me: What’s the main character’s name?

Friend: I can’t remember that either.

Me: What do you remember?

Friend: That the cover was <insert color here>!

Which is very helpful, and even though I tend to sprout off as many books with certain colored covers as possible, it tends not to help. They just can’t remember without seeing the cover themselves.

And that is always, naturally, when Goodreads decides to take forever to load.

But I was thinking the other day, wouldn’t it be helpful if there was a list somewhere of books with certain colored covers that you could just scroll down to find the book? And then I thought, that would make an awesome blog post!



The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

Amazon | Goodreads


Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier

Amazon | Goodreads


Virals by Kathy Reiches

Amazon | Goodreads


Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Amazon | Goodreads


Ensnared by A. G. Howard

Amazon | Goodreads


A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Amazon | Goodreads


Scarlett Undercover by Jennifer Latham

Amazon | Goodreads


Half Bad by Sally Green

Amazon | Goodreads


The Elite by Kiera Cass

Amazon | Goodreads


Black Widow: Forever Red by Margaret Stohl

Amazon | Goodreads


The Wrath & The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

Amazon | Goodreads


Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Amazon | Goodreads


Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Amazon | Goodreads


Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo

Amazon | Goodreads


Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Amazon | Goodreads


Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

Amazon | Goodreads

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The End Games by T. Michael Martin

Amazon | Goodreads


Talon by Julie Kagawa

Amazon | Goodreads


Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin

Amazon | Goodreads


The Walled City by Ryan Graudin

Amazon | Goodreads


Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce

Amazon | Goodreads


Reached by Ally Condie

Amazon | Goodreads

So, there you go! 22 books with red covers (or, covers with red on them). I’m planning on doing a whole series like this…what do you think I should do next? Another color or something else (I was thinking girls with dresses). Is there a red YA book you know off that I missed (if I have, I wouldn’t be surprised). Also, am I stupid for not noticing the face in the red inky stuff on the Half Bad cover? Or the roaring lion face on the Half Wild cover? Because I seriously didn’t notice until just recently. I thought it was just a cool pattern.

Happy Thursday,



10 thoughts on “I Don’t Remember the Title/Author, But the Cover Was Red

  1. This is a great post idea, there’s a lot of good books on this list as well, you should do a whole rainbow, maybe start with the primary colours and work your way around the colour wheel? Anyway, great post 🙂


  2. Oooh, I’d LOVE to see green eventually! (I mean, partly because it’s my favorite color, but also partly because I don’t really own… green books? I mean, I have a few, but they’re woefully underrepresented on my shelf. Some teal and turquoise ones could TECHNICALLY pass as green. But in-your-face green? Not so much.) But, really, any category would be amazing. I loved this. It’s like a vacation for my eyeballs. ❤


    1. Green book covers seem to be very sparse. I wonder why that is. Maybe it’s the most expensive ink color or something? Because now that I think about it, I don’t really own any green books, either. And that is a totally awesome phrase…”vacation for my eyeballs”. I might use that.


  3. I just spent a ridiculous amount of time unsuccessfully searching for an image I’m sure I pinned at some point–it was a bookstore display of blue books with a sign saying, “I don’t remember the title, but the cover was blue…” Pretty funny!

    I’m noticing that “and black” would fit almost all of these red books! There are all sorts of cover trends one could focus on–dogs on the cover, only writing without any images, famous paintings…what fun!


    1. Now that you mention it, I feel like I remember seeing something like that, too, years ago. Now I’m going to go search it.
      I think red and black tends to be pretty eye-catching without being “Oh my god, this makes my eyeballs bleed”. That’s probably why.


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