Books on Books: Ten Book Covers

I’ve seen so many great people participating in Top Ten Tuesday that I thought it was time to try it out for myself. It’s a feature hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl, who provides basic instructions each week for creating a bookish list. So if you’re looking to get in on the list-making action, be sure to check out her blog for future prompts as well as links to current participants’ posts.

Today is the perfect time to start because it’s actually a freebie post—so long as it includes book covers in some way.

While there are many styles and types that I love, I’m a total sucker for books that incorporate books on their covers in some capacity. Book-ception, if you will.

So, for my first Top Ten Tuesday, here are ten books that include books on their covers.



A Love Hate Thing
by Whitney D. Grandison

Goodreads



Autoboyography
by Christina Lauren

Goodreads



Brown Girl Dreaming
by Jacqueline Woodson

Goodreads



It’s a Book
by Lane Smith

Goodreads



Stargazing
by Jen Wang

Goodreads



The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek
by Kim Michele Richardson

Goodreads



The Diary of a Bookseller
by Shaun Bythell

Goodreads



The Library of Lost and Found
by Phaedra Patrick

Goodreads



The Thirteenth Tale
by Diane Setterfield

Goodreads



The Uncommon Reader
by Alan Bennett

Goodreads


29 Comments

  1. Ah… book covers with books… really nice.

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    1. They’re some of my favorites. Happy reading!

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  2. Marg says:

    Love books with books on the cover.

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    1. Coming across a book with a book on the cover is like suddenly making a new friend. “Oh! You like books, too?”

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  3. lydiaschoch says:

    I’m so curious about A Love Hate Thing.

    My TTT .

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    1. I haven’t read it yet, but I have a copy waiting on my Kindle. It sounds great.

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  4. Welcome to TTT! Hope you enjoy the meme. :3 You’ve chosen some awesome book covers here! I really like Brown Girl Dreaming, and I especially love the art on Diary of a Bookseller. It’s so inviting!

    Here’s my TTT post.

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    1. Thank you so much! I loved the theme this week and I’m looking forward to participating more in the future. And yes! Diary of a Bookseller, even with the sort of melancholic blue, is so inviting. Must be the allure of a bookshop.

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      1. That’s probably true. As bookish people, it’s hard to pass up a bookshop, even an artistic rendering of one. xD It’s hardcoded in our DNA, I’m sure LOL.

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  5. Poinsettia says:

    Nice theme! I love the cover for The Thirteenth Tale. Here is my Top Ten Tuesday.

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    1. It’s one of my favorites—both the cover and the book itself!

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  6. Welcome to TTT! The Thirteenth Tale is on my list to read this year. Hopefully I can finally get to it!

    My Top Ten Tuesday

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    1. Thank you so much, Dedra! I hope you get around to it. It’s one of my favorites.

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  7. Sahi says:

    Ahh these are some great choices.. and Autoboyography is an absolutely favorite of mine 😍😍😍

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    1. That makes me excited to get around to it! I have a copy, but I just haven’t had the chance to read it yet. The cover is stunning.

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      1. Sahi says:

        Hope you enjoy the book 👍👍

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  8. The Thirteenth Tale cover! I wish I would have remembered that one for today. I love it.

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    1. It’s one of my favorites. But then, Diane Setterfield always seems to get amazing covers. Her Once Upon a River is gorgeous.

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  9. I have lots of these on my TBR shelf just because of the covers. It’s my weakness! 😅

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    1. I know EXACTLY what you mean. I’m trying to be better about it, but sometimes I just cannot resist a good cover.

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  10. Oh my goodness, “books about books” is one of my favorite tropes, and I hadn’t even really thought about “books with books” on the cover. Some of these are adorable.

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    1. Yes! I love stories that incorporate books in some capacity, too, so this seemed like a natural extension.

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  11. Chrystal says:

    I love It’s a Book! ❤

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    1. Lane Smith is one of my favorite picture book authors/illustrators, and It’s a Book is about as close to perfection as you can get!

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  12. lghiggins says:

    That was a fun theme to jump in with.

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    1. Having a freebie certainly helped this week—everyone who participated picked such great topics.

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  13. alisbooks says:

    I feel soooo silly. I don’t know that I realized they were standing on a book in Autoboyography. Fun post!

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    1. No worries! There are so many covers that no matter how many times I see them, I never notice the details.

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