Hi everyone! It’s Sabrina! Last year I wrote a post talking about all my favourite books with blue covers and today I want to share with you my 12 favourite books with pink covers! I’ve read some great ones recently, so this will be a fun way to share them, I think. Please do not bother me if you believe that some of these covers are actually another colour – for instance, purple or red. I’ve made my peace with it already. Now let’s get to the books!
THE SURPRISING POWER OF A GOOD DUMPLING
By Wai Chim
🌸 This is an incredible exploration of mental health and its impact on family
🌸 The book has amazing characters, a cute, sweet romance and other really well developed relationships
🌸 I was particularly impressed by the pacing of this book, it made for a fast, impactful read
🌸 Bonus: this author is going to be on Australian Survivor this season (it starts on Sunday!) and I am so excited!
A PRINCESS IN THEORY + THE A.I. WHO LOVED ME
By Alyssa Cole
🌸 This author writes some of the best romances, I swear. The relationships are always well developed with the involved characters growing and helping each other.
🌸 The former is admittedly not my favourite from the Reluctant Royals series (there is a trope in it that I personally hate), but it’s still a solid part of the series.
🌸 Both books have an interesting emphasis on science which adds a lot to the story.
🌸 As always, Alyssa Cole managed to make me smile and laugh when reading these books.
ARAB, AUSTRALIAN, OTHER
By Multiple Authors
🌸 This is remarkable, reflective collection of nonfiction personal stories and poetry.
🌸 No two stories are the same and there are a great deal of themes explored within them.
🌸 Many of the stories impacted me in ways I wasn’t expecting and left me thinking about them for months.
By Jennifer Mathieu
🌸 This YA contemporary was an unexpectedly hard hitter, with a plot and themes that start quite surface level, but accumulate in a way the demonstrates the nuances and complexities of real world problems.
🌸 With a strong focus on feminism, I was worried about the way the romance would be handled, but it ended up really cute, sweet and meaningful to the story.
🌸 Once you’re finished reading this one, you can check out the movie on Netflix!
UNDER ROSE-TAINTED SKIES
By Louise Gornall
🌸 This is a contemporary YA thats strength lies in the development of its main character and her perspective of the world.
🌸 I did enjoy the romance in this for the most part, as well, and there were some other interesting aspects to the plot which surprised me.
WITH THE FIRE ON HIGH
By Elizabeth Acevedo
🌸 You’ve possibly seen me say this before, but this is definitely one of my favourite YA contemporary novels.
🌸 Emoni is an incredible protagonist, being both realistic and likeable while she tries to balance her everyday life of school, housework and looking after her child.
🌸 I loved the strong focus on food and cooking in this book as well as the message of chasing your dreams even when it gets difficult.
YOU HAD ME AT HOLA
By Alexis Daria
🌸 This includes two lovely main characters that each are dealing with their own struggles and are developed really well.
🌸 It was great to read on audio; I was surprised by how much the narrator helped me connect to the story.
🌸 A really fun book with one of the most satisfying endings, I highly recommend it!
LONELY CASTLE IN THE MIRROR
By Mizuki Tsujimura
🌸 I loved this YA contemporary fantasy about a girl who has stopped going to school.
🌸 The author did a fantastic job of portraying the main character’s thoughts and feelings, and I really felt connected to her. The other characters were also developed super well.
🌸 I especially loved how the ending played out, though I think some reveals could have done with a stronger foundation, if that makes sense.
PEOPLE FROM MY NEIGHBOURHOOD
By Hiromi Kawakami
🌸 This is a short collection of interconnected surreal microfiction that somehow manages to be both disturbing and charming at the same time.
🌸 I loved the simple writing style in this as well as the creativity of the little stories. I’d definitely like to visit that neighbourhood again sometime.
By Akwaeke Emezi
🌸 A short but impactful book, Pet is the story of a town that claims angels have defeated all the monsters, and the young girl who, with the help of Pet, discovers this is not the full story.
🌸 Jam is such a loveable character and Pet is certainly intriguing as well.
🌸 Though I felt the plot was quite straightforward, I loved the writing style and the character relationships in this one.
THE OBELISK GATE
By N.K. Jemisin
🌸 It’s no secret that The Broken Earth trilogy is one of the best things ever written, so even though it leans a bit more purple, I had to include The Obelisk Gate in this list.
🌸 The world building and writing style continues to be fantastic in this second instalment of the fantasy series, as does the complexity of the characters and their motivations.
What do you think?
Have you read any of these books? What are your favourite books with predominantly pink covers? I need to read some more!