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
Alone in the Classroom by Elizabeth Hay
Absolution by Patrick Flannery
The Stranger’s Child by Alan Hollinghurst
Emperor of Paris by C.S. Richardson
The Boys in the Trees by Mary Swan
Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward
Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson
Tamarind Mem by Anita Rau Badami
The Persian Bride by James Buchan
Sweetness in the Belly by Camilla Gibb
The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli
Please Look After Mom by Kyung-Sook Shin
Mr. Muo’s Travelling Couch by Dai Sijie
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
The Year of Finding Memory by Judy Fong
Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld
Weird Sisters by
The Other Side of the Bridge by Mary Lawson
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
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?