Cover Geek #4: Prettiest Purple Spines on Covers

I was color organizing my bookshelves a last week when I happened upon a conundrum.

Out of my ~40 hardbound books, I have a whole shelf and a half of black-colored spines, a half shelf of rainbow/miscellaneous, and one full shelf of color order spines ranging from Fangirl to The Inexplicable Logic of My Life.

Yet, I don’t own any purple colored books.

Which is very odd because purple is my favorite color (despite the pink theme you see here) and I really should own some nice, purple themed books.

So I went to Barnes and Noble and longingly stared at the rows and rows of books I wanted to own and read and feel the covers of while also searching for books with purple spines.

There weren’t many–not when compared to dark colored books and other colors–but I found a few that had decent front covers as well as spines and decided to share these with you.

1. Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody

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A 2017 Debut, this book is high on my TBR with that cool carnival motif. I’m very excited to track a copy down at my local libraries, and perhaps purchase because there’s so much PURPLE 😱

The smoky look of the text is so cool because it makes ‘burning’ really emphasized. And just the purple colored theme instead of traditional carnival primary colors (*pukes*) was such a good decision on the cover designer’s side.

2. Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

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There are around three different covers for this novel, but obviously I had to choose the purple one.

I haven’t read many dragon novels (unless they unexpectedly pop up in the middle of the novel with no warning) but Seraphina seem really cool because dragons -> people = say what?

I love the cute, medieval sketchy theme that this book has; I mean, just look at that cross hatching!! The purple is very royal and magical and a great fit for this book.

3. Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken

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Another book I haven’t read, Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken is also high on my TBR list as I finished the first book but haven’t gotten the chance to read this one.

One of my friends owns the book but I don’t want to ask to borrow it because the last time I borrowed a book from her, I kept it for like, two months, since I was in a reading slump. #whoops

But hopefully I’ll go and buy myself a copy eventually and then I’ll be able to read it (statistically, I read library books more than books I own. why? because there are due dates on library books and not on my books.)

I totally forgot that this book was purple until I went searching for purple books for this post, but it’s not fully purple as it’s more of a white-purple-black ombre. But still very cute.

4. Wicked Like a Wildfire by Lana Popovic

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Lastly, Wicked Like a Wildfire is another dark purple book that came out in 2017 and I’m also very excited to read it.

I actually bypassed it at the library because I had a limit of 5 books (and ended up with 7).

The graphics on this book are so cute and I get a very naturalist vibe from it as it is a magical murder mystery. I could definitely stare at this all day!


That’s all I have (purple spines are very rare, apparently!). Do you guys know of any purple spined books? Please throw suggestions my way!

(I chose not to include The Crown by Kiera Cass because I’m not a fan of the Selection Series :S)

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