Admiring book covers and bookmarks, shared by you!
Welcome to INSIDE AND OUT. This feature includes two of my absolute favorite book-related things: bookmarks (inside) and book covers (out)! I’ve invited guest posters to share their favorite book covers and bookmarks here on the second and fourth Mondays of each month. Sign-ups are always open (see bottom of post)! Check out past posts here.
Dahlia Adler from The Daily Dahlia and Author of YA & NA Books!
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Tell me a little about yourself: I’m a YA (Behind the Scenes, Under the Lights, Just Visiting) and NA (Last Will and Testament) author, a blogger for the B&N Teen Blog, and a macaron aficionado.
Talk about your blog (what you blog about/kinds of books, features, etc.): My personal blog is mostly about publishing–tips on querying, subbing, debut tips, agent red flags, etc. but I kinda feel like I’ve covered all I know by now, so now I mostly use it to post Top Ten Tuesdays (thanks, The Broke and the Bookish!) and host the occasional cover reveal or blog tour stop for a friend. But I also blog for the B&N Teen Blog, and that’s a lot of fun–I mostly do themed posts and the occasional author spotlight or cover reveal, and I’ve gotten to interview a lot of my favorite authors, which is so cool.
Favorite genre: Contemporary!
Three books you recommend most often and why: Hmm, I rec books a lot, but okay, if I must stick to three… Probably Black Iris by Leah Raeder, because there’s I get asked for recs for LGBTQ books a lot, and I think it’s the best f/f out there; More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera, because it’s such a great example of intersectional diversity and also just so freaking good; and Swimming to Tokyo by Brenda St John Brown, which is my #1 rec when people ask me what to read if they loved Last Will and Testament, because it’s another contemporary NA romance that has a lot going on besides the romance. Okay, wait, and Second Position by Katherine Locke, which is just beautifully written and uniquely character-driven NA. Now I’ll stop.
Anything else to share? Personal plug for something coming up? Yes! My next book, Just Visiting, comes out on November 17, and I’m so excited about it. I haven’t gotten to talk about it much because my last release was just two weeks ago, but it’s a book that’s tremendously close to my heart–about the changing nature of friendships and the uncertainty of the future–and I’m both psyched and nervous for people to read it! [Psssst, I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS BOOK -Lauren]
What book do we have here? This is Dreamstrider by Lindsay Smith. It’s an ARC (not out until October) but…look at that cover. How could I not choose it?
Have you read it yet? If so, how was it? I’m reading it now! It has such a richly drawn world and ugh, I just want to hug the main character, Livia, and never stop.
What makes this cover a favorite? First I just loved it because it’s so unbelievably intricate and colorful and just straight-up gorgeous, but the more I read, the more I see element after element tie in, and it just makes me love it that much more.
What kind/style of covers do you usually pine over (script fonts, bright colors, realistic, etc.)? I’m drawn to covers that are just awash in bright color–I love Emery Lord’s covers, Corey Haydu’s–or bright color on a black background, like Julie Murphy’s and Leah Raeder’s, or Marieke Nijkamp’s This is Where it Ends. Also, I know people are so over girl-in-gown covers, but I love them when they’re appropriate for the book and also work in the context of the rest of the cover; I think both of Maggie Hall’s covers are stunning in that regard.
What bookmark did you chose? This was a no-brainer–it’s a beautiful handmade gift from my writer friend, Roselle Kaes, who’s also the author behind the drawing of me on my website.
What makes this one special to you? Everything about it–Rosey is so talented, and I got to customize it with my favorite colors, and it’s one bookmark I never lose. It’s a great bookmark! (And kinda doubles as a headband!)
Where’s it from? Rosey’s Canadian, so it actually traveled internationally. Kind of a big deal 😉
What kind of bookmarks do you prefer (paper, magnetic, quotes, etc.)? I love collecting author friends’ swag, so I have drawers full of their beautiful paper bookmarks, lots of them signed. It’s such a fun way to make the reading experience a little extra bookish!
Thanks so much for joining Inside & Out, Dahlia!
I loooved Daylight Falls and binge-read them back to back
in less than three days. Go read them, people!
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Important: Sign-ups are always open and currently scheduled through September.