Color-Code Your TBR: Orange Edition


You might not think about it often, but color plays a big role in book cover design. The cover catches your eye, inviting you to pick it up and read. From there, the words do their magic inside, but the first look is in the cover! If you’re like us, we love the spectrum of colors and are excited to feature a new color of book covers for you each month. You may just find your next favorite read in this roundup, all based on one color! November’s feature color is ORANGE. From classics and sci-fi, to thrillers and new releases, enjoy these fall-themed orange and vibrant covers and pick up a new (or old!) favorite book!

Perfectly Impossible by Elizabeth Topp

Anna is surrounded by wealth but with her unconventional life as an artist she’s struggling to find her balance and her true self. She’s the personal assistant to a very rich woman and she does enjoy her job and the perks. When her boyfriend is offered a new job, Anna is thrown into crisis mode. The Opera Ball is looming and her boss is going to be honored there. Anna will have to hold it all together until this illustrious event is over and then figure out her future with her boyfriend.

Open House by Katie Sise

Ten years ago in a quiet university town, Emma McCullough disappeared. For her sister, Haley, the need for closure has become obsessive. When Emma’s bracelet is discovered at the bottom of a gorge, it sets off a new set of mysteries, opening the long-ago closed cold case. Emma’s three best friends, Hayley, and a former teacher are brought right back to the time of her disappearance. And now, a woman has been attacked during an open house. Are the two crimes related, and will this new crime and its connections lead them to answers on what happened to Emma?

Little Bones by NV Peacock

Miraculously, Leigh-Ann, who was called ‘Little Bones’ as a child, survived the trauma of having a serial killer for a father and escaped to become a different person. But when a podcast surfaces linking a new crime to the crimes of the past, she may lose everything she has strived to achieve. They are calling her a villain, but clearly, ‘Little Bones’ has been the victim all along. Or has she? 

All This Could Be Yours by Jami Attenberg

Alex is a powerful attorney and mom who returns home to her father, Victor’s, deathbed. She’s not going to pay respects but to get answers from her mother on why her father has been so horrible his entire life. Between Alex, her mother, her blasé brother and his ‘on-the-verge-of-a-breakdown’ wife, there is major dysfunction in the family. They all need to come to terms with Victor’s past if they are to ever move ahead in a functional way, for the sake of their future – and for their children – so that history does not repeat itself.

Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

Queenie Jenkins is a Jamaican Brit living in London and she feels as if she doesn’t quite fit in, slotted in between two very different cultures. She breaks up with her longtime white boyfriend and gets mixed up with several men who are not very good for her self-worth. As Queenie begins to ask herself some important life questions, she might just discover the answers she needs to become the person she’s meant to be. 

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

I automatically envisioned John Green’s Turtles All the Way Down when I think of orange books. This young adult novel has captured the hearts of many. As with all of Green’s characters, Aza and Daisy are larger than life as they go on the hunt for a fugitive billionaire to get a hefty reward. Despite problems at home and with her own mental health issues, Aza is trying her best to be something to everyone.

Scarlet Odyssey by C. T. Rwizi

In Salo’s world, men are warriors and women are in charge of the magic. But Salo loves books and magic even though they are unmanly. When his village is attacked, his magic awakens and he must do what he can to save his home. The village queen sends him on a quest to Jungle City where a group of outcasts join him on his journey. But they are soon being hunted, and it might just be the same hunter who attacked Salo’s village.

1984 by George Orwell

The world is certainly a strange place these days, so what better book to share than George Orwell’s 1984 – the 60th anniversary edition in orange! Big Brother and the Thought Police don’t seem that far out any longer. Take a blast from the past and read (or reread) this classic!

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