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Weekly Lists #108: Book Covers I’d like to Live in

Another week, another weekly list inspired by Top 5 Wednesday on Goodreads. But what a beauty this is. Now, let’s be real – I hardly, if ever, buy my books based on their covers. I have to be selective about what books I buy to begin with. But still – some book covers? I’d totally want to live there!

Now, let’s be real. The book covers I’ll mention here? They are most likely also going to be influenced by the book they’re presenting. None the less – you can drop me in any of these covers. Like, stat.

1. Mary Poppins, P.L. Travers

This is one of those stories I fell in love with because of the movie. Oh, and the soundtrack. And, quite frankly – I’ve never even read the book. But that cover… Oh, that cover…

2. The Little White Horse, Elizabeth Goudge

This is another book I bought because of the movie. Well, technically, I first went to my local library and asked if they had the book that Moonacre Valley was based on. They didn’t, but had it sent over from a library literally across the country. Basically, I liked the book so much I just had to buy it. And, you know, can you blame me? Just look at that cover!

3. The Bullerby Children, Astrid Lindgren

Don’t worry, I’m aware that Astrid Lindgren comes up in entirely too many book posts. But you know what? Even though I’m perfectly aware that “the good old days” weren’t really all that good. But still, something pulls me to the world described in just about all of Astrid Lindgren’s books. And this cover really seems to express that world.

4. Pluk van de Petteflet, Annie M.G. Schmidt

If this cover looks quite childish, that’s on purpose. Annie M.G. Schmidt, the author of this book, would always work together with the same illustrator, Fiep Westendorp. (They’re Dutch, hence the names). One of the things that really has stuck with me through the years? How the illustrations really breath the same atmosphere as the stories themselves. Seriously, if you have any young children in your life, and you need a new book to read to them? Consider this one, it’s genious. And it’s even been translated into English!

5. Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling

Now, if anybody honestly thought Harry Potter wouldn’t come up in this list? You need to check this entire blog again – it tends to come up every once in a while 🙂

And now that we have all these wonderful illustrated editions coming out? Yeah, I just want to jump right into all of those illustrations, actually.

And there you have it, that’s 5 of the book covers I would like – what do I say, love to just jump right into. What book covers make you long for the world they’re part of? Be sure to let me know below!