Green Books Aren’t Only for Leprechauns


By Zara D. Garcia-Alvarez / @ZaraAlexis

In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, aside from wearing a green t-shirt, green leather gloves, green sunglasses, and Neely by Zora nail polish, I thought than rather feature Irish writers as most bloggers might do today, I would feature excellent books that also happen to have green covers.

Cover design is an integral part of a book’s overall interest and success. And these books are not only in my personal collection (with exception to one or two), they are also very good pieces of literature.

You won’t need a four-leaf clover to choose your next great read when scanning the list below. Because really—green books aren’t only for leprechauns.

Late Nights on Air by Elizabeth Hay

late nights on air cvr

Alone in the Classroom by Elizabeth Hay

alone in the classroom bk cvr

Absolution by Patrick Flannery


The Stranger’s Child by Alan Hollinghurst

stranger's child

Emperor of Paris by C.S. Richardson

emperor of paris book cvr

The Boys in the Trees by Mary Swan

boys in the trees

Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward

salvage the bones cvr

Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson

alif the unseen

Tamarind Mem by Anita Rau Badami

tamarind mem

The Persian Bride by James Buchan

persian bride

Sweetness in the Belly by Camilla Gibb

sweetness in the belly

The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli

lotus eaters cvr

Please Look After Mom by Kyung-Sook Shin

please look after mom bk cvr

Mr. Muo’s Travelling Couch by Dai Sijie

mr muo's travelling couch

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See

snow flower cvr

The Year of Finding Memory by Judy Fong

year of finding memory cvr

Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld


Weird Sisters by

Pink House

The Other Side of the Bridge by Mary Lawson

other side of the bridge

California by Edan Lepucki


The White Mary by Kira Salak

Follow Me by Joanna Scott

The Taker by Alma Katsu

Splintered by A.G. Howard


Insurgent by Veronica Roth

INSURGENT by Veronica Roth


Of all the books listed above, which would you like to read the most? Which book did you enjoy the best?

What other titles do you know of that have green book covers?

How important is the cover design according to your desire to purchase a book or desire to read it?

How are you celebrating St. Patrick’s Day today?


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