Bitter Orange by Claire Fuller

More photos of books with beautiful covers

Last month I did a thorough research on books with beautiful covers. I selected those that were beautiful inside and out. It took some time for them to arrive but most are finally here. I took photos of some of the books last week. Here are the photos of other books.

1. Bitter Orange by Claire Fuller

Bitter Orange is supposed to be really good. I heard only praise for it. Strangely enough, every time I try to read it I can’t follow the narration. I probably overdosed on sophisticated stories, and now I need to read something light first. In order not to spoil this book for myself I haven’t read any descriptions. I can only share its photos with you.

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Those are tangerines on the photo. Oranges are still unripe and are sour if not bitter.

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(An update: you can now read my review of Bitter Orange.)

2. Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

Spinning Silver is a big step for me. It’s meant to be my return to reading fantasy! The writing is so nice and intriguing, I’m finding it hard to stick to my original plan, which is to read this book somewhere where there’s snow and a fireplace.

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So far this book is still near the sea, posing at sunrise.

The story is about a young woman who helps her family out of debt. That attracts the attention of various people and causes her some problems. I refrained from reading more of the blurb in order to escape spoilers. If you want to learn more, you’ll have to either google or wait till I read it. 😉

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That’s not some winter landscape but usual town bushes.

3. Bone Gap by Laura Ruby

Bone Gap wasn’t in my original order of the books with beautiful covers. I was attracted to the cover first, obviously. When I saw “magical realism” in the description, I knew I had to get this book.

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It’s so colourful and shiny! It’s actually much prettier than in bookstore photos.
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Even the back cover is pretty!

Here’s a summary of the description:

Everyone knows Bone Gap is full of gaps—gaps to trip you up, gaps to slide through so you can disappear forever. So when young, beautiful Roza went missing, the people of Bone Gap weren’t surprised. Finn knows Roza was kidnapped, ripped from the cornfields by a dangerous man whose face he cannot remember.

Intrigued yet? I am!

(An update: I read the book. Here’s my review of Bone Gap.)

I’ll be telling you more about all these books soon. I first need to finish the awesome short stories by Daphne du Maurier.

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Black and white suits her books.

Here’s a spoiler about my review – I will be raving about the book!

(An update: here are my reviews of The Birds, and the short stories.)

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Bonus picture of Pirate the cat for those who read till the end!

18 thoughts on “More photos of books with beautiful covers

    1. Thank you! I actually have two of them. Both are very helpful with book photos (or anything I’m doing at any given moment. They just want to take part). I’ve finished Bone Gap, and it’s really really good. I hope I’ll publish the review soon, maybe tomorrow.

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    1. Thank you! I just posted more about The Birds, actually. I looked into accusations of plagiarism, actually. It’s big post not far from this one on my blog. I don’t insist you check it out, it’s just in case you are interested 🙂

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  1. Interestingly, I see that Gabriel Tallent gave a blurb for BITTER ORANGE, and I couldn’t finish his book, MY ABSOLUTE DARLING. I had heard such good things about his book — and many disturbing things — but I did not care at all for his writing style or subject matter. I don’t think I’ll read anything by him again, and I definitely wouldn’t read anything he recommended. So, I think BITTER ORANGE is out for me. 🙂 Funny that you are having problems getting into it!

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    1. I didn’t know who Gabriel Tallent was until you mentioned him here. I googled. So do you mean he praised it and you don’t trust him? It was recommended to me by Ova from https://excusemyreading.com/ and so far our tastes matched really well. So I think I will like it, I just really need a break from everything complicated. I read …can you believe it, a YA novel (!!!) and really enjoyed it and reading The Rosie Project now (also very fast-paced, funny and entertaining). After these two I will try Bitter Orange again. Will definitely let you know how it goes 🙂

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  2. Another fabulous post! Claire Fuller came to give a really good talk to West Sussex Writers club last year – but I haven’t yet got hold of this one, though I’m with you – this is a wonderful cover. And, like you, I’m really looking forward to reading Spinning Silver…

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    1. Thank you! It’s awesome that you get to listen to authors this way! Claire Fuller started following me on Twitter once and I wasn’t even aware of who she was, and then I think I posted something about the book and she liked it and I went to see who it was and it was the author of the book! That was a nice moment 🙂 What a great coincidence about Spinning Silver! When are you going to read it?

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