Cover Characteristic – Black Covers


This is a new meme hosted by Sugar & Snark. It came about when Sugar was wondering which cover to use for her #70 Cover of the Week post. Sugar kept on thinking of more than one, and they all seemed to have a theme/characteristic. So she decided to switch things up a bit!

Each week we will post a characteristic and choose 5 of our favorite covers with that characteristic. If you want to join in and share your 5 favorite covers with the weeks particular characteristic, then just make a post, grab the meme picture (or make your own) and leave your URL in Linky (so we can visit). You don’t even need to participate, just stopping by and saying hi would be great! Don’t forget to stop by the other participants!

Today’s cover characteristic: Black covers

Sugar’s list:


5. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
4. The Three (The Three #1) by Sarah Lotz
3. Starstruck by Cyn Balog
2. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

And Sugar’s favorite…


1. What the Raven Saw by Samantha-Ellen Bound

This cover is one of my favorites of all time! What a cover!

Do you have 5 favorite covers with the characteristic “Black covers” on them? Then leave a link in the Linky please.

1. Marsha @ Keeper Bookshelf
2. Page @ Never Enough Shelf Space
3. Book Sp(l)ot Reviews
4. Alysia @My Little Pocketbooks

The upcoming themes:

19the April – Babies

And then:

Yellow cover, Hats, Red cover, Swords, Green Cover, Cigarette/Smoking, Cars, Cups, Cakes

  • I wasn’t sure at first, but there were more black book covers in my files than I thought. Yay Me! 🙂

    Marsha @

    • Sugar & Snark

      Yea I was also surprised at how many black covers there were!

  • Gorgeous covers! I really love your number one pick; it’s crafty. Also Starstuck, but especially The Three (as it eerily implies there was, or maybe, a fourth).

    • Sugar & Snark

      Oh yes! The Three was so creepy!!! You read it?

      • No, I haven’t. But, it’s been on my TBR as a possible book club read. Thanks for letting me know it’s good 🙂

        • Sugar & Snark

          It was very unique!

  • I love The Night Circus soooo much. I love the covers you pick.

    • Sugar & Snark

      I agree, that book was epic! It still sticks with me!