I’m a sucker for bright, colorful book covers. They instantly draw me in and these gorgeous arrays of color really brighten up my shelves! I keep all of my contemporary books together and it’s insane how much brighter they are compared to the rest of my bookcase (can you spot them below?) and I love the pop of color they bring!
Below are some of my favorite rainbow-y, colorful, bright, and cheery covers. They’ll make any bookcase stand out!
11 COLORFUL BOOK COVERS YOU NEED FOR YOUR SHELVES
1. OPEN ROAD SUMMER, THE START OF ME AND YOU, and WHEN WE COLLIDED by Emery Lord
I just adore Emery Lord’s books and these covers really make them that much more beautiful! I’d love them no matter what the covers looked like but I’m so happy each one is so bright and attractive!
2. FIRST AND THEN by Emma Mills
This cover is stunning — and you need the hardcover so you can peek under the dust jacket too! The hearts are embossed on a royal blue cover!
3. DISSONANCE and RESONANCE by Erica O’Rourke
Purples, blues, and greens are my favorite colors and they work so well together! I love this series from Erica O’Rourke and these covers incorporate my favorite color combinations!!
4. LOVE LETTERS TO THE DEAD by Ava Dellaira
I love the fade from dark to light and the dreamy, purple and pink clouds. Any fade or ombre pulls me in!
5. THE LOVE THAT SPLIT THE WORLD by Emily Henry
These colors! I love the contrast of the night sky and the colorful sunrise (sunset? I think sunrise). It’s very neat how the silhouette of the girl pulls them together too! (Or rather, splits them apart?)
6. SUMMER OF SLOANE by Erin L. Schneider
The bright yellows, oranges, reds, and pinks just scream summer! This book made me yearn for summer days and I immediately wanted to hop on a plane to Hawaii! (I wish.)
7. WILD AWAKE by Hilary T. Smith
This book was such a whirlwind and I love how the colors feel so representative of the story! I absolutely finished this in one day (really almost one sitting)!
8. MEANT TO BE by Lauren Morrill
MEANT TO BE was just plain cute! It was such a feel-good book with a nerdy girl, and adorable romance, and a story that spoke to me. I’ve always LOVED these colors on the cover!
9. CREWEL by Gennifer Albin
I’m still bummed this series ended up with a cover change after book one! This swirl of colors instantly caught my eye and I totally fell in love with it.
10. UNDER THE NEVER SKY by Veronica Rossi
This series is still one of my favorites and had one of the most solid series-enders I think I’ve read! I love the ethereal feel of the cover and each one in the series has a great swirl of light.
11. 26 KISSES by Anna Michels
This is an adorable YA debut and felt so wonderfully summery! I also love the combination of colorful kisses and letters on the cover!
Do you have a favorite colorful cover from this list? What makes a book cover attractive to you? What other colorful and bright covers make your list of favorites?