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
Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier
Virals by Kathy Reiches
Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Ensnared by A. G. Howard
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
Scarlett Undercover by Jennifer Latham
Half Bad by Sally Green
The Elite by Kiera Cass
Black Widow: Forever Red by Margaret Stohl
The Wrath & The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
Red Rising by Pierce Brown
Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge
The End Games by T. Michael Martin
Talon by Julie Kagawa
Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin
The Walled City by Ryan Graudin
Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce
Reached by Ally Condie
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.