Rainbow Reads: 31 Books With Red Covers

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Recently I decided to do a Rainbow Reads series which is just one post of books with covers in one color for each color of the rainbow and obviously we have to start with red. This post is purely for fun and won’t have any book descriptions since it does include quite a few from series that aren’t book one. I’ve broken it down to YA books with red covers, non-fiction books with red covers, and fiction books with red covers and I tried to find a variety of genres for each. I do include the genre and if it’s part of a series or not for each book.

YA books with red covers

First up are all the YA books with red covers (and one new adult). The one genre that isn’t on here much, if at all, is contemporary in any of these categories. There are so many books on here that are actually on my TBR and quite a few that I’ve already read.

House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City)

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Genre: Fantasy (New Adult)

Series or Standalone: Series (#1)

Catching Fire

Author: Suzanne Collins

Genre: YA Dystopian

Series or Standalone: Series (#2)

Ruin and Rising

Author: Leigh Bardugo

Genre: YA Fantasy

Series or Standalone: Series (#3)

A Court of Thorns and Roses

Author: Sarah J Maas

Genre: YA Fantasy Romance

Series or Standalone: Series (#1)

Blood and Honey

Author: Shelby Mahurin

Genre: YA Fantasy

Series or Standalone: Series (#2)

Cemetery Boys

Author: Aiden Thomas

Genre: YA LGBT Fantasy

Series or Standalone: Standalone

This Mortal Coil

Author: Emily Suvada

Genre: YA Dystopian

Series or Standalone: Series (#1)

Reflection

Author: Elizabeth Lim

Genre: YA Fairytale Retelling

Series or Standalone: Series (#4, don’t need to be read in order)

Cruel Beauty

Author: Rosamund Hodge

Genre: YA Fairytale Retelling

Series or Standalone: Standalone

Red Queen

Author: Victoria Aveyard

Genre: YA Fantasy

Series or Standalone: Series (#1)

Illuminae

Author: Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Genre: YA Sci-fi

Series or Standalone: Series (#1)

The Rule of Many

Author: Ashley and Leslie Saunders

Genre: YA Dystopian

Series or Standalone: Series (#1)

Half Bad

Author: Sally Green

Genre: YA Fantasy

Series or Standalone: Series (#1)

Non-fiction books with red covers

Next up is non-fiction books with red covers. These were harder to find but I actually have two of them already to read and had to just look for some others. Most are non-violent true crime but there is one graphic novel on here, too!

The Library Book

Author: Susan Orlean

Genre: Non-violent true crime

Series or Standalone: Standalone

The Devil’s Highway

Author: Luis Alberto Urrea

Genre: Non-fiction border crossing

Series or Standalone: Standalone

Will My cat Eat My Eyeballs?

Author: Caitlin Doughty

Genre: Non-fiction death

Series or Standalone: Standalone

Persepolis

Author: Marjanee Satrapi

Genre: Non-fiction graphic novel

Series or Standalone: Series (#1)

The Falcon Thief

Author: Joshua Hammer

Genre: Non-violent true crime

Series or Standalone: Standalone

What We Talk About When We Talk About Books

Author: Leah Price

Genre: Non-fiction on writing

Series or Standalone: Standalone

Fiction books with red covers

Finally, adult fiction books with red covers. This category has the most variety including horror, fantasy, contemporary, romance, and thriller.

Magic for Liars

Author: Sarah Gailey

Genre: Fantasy/magic

Series or Standalone: Standalone

The House that Fell from the Sky

Author: Patrick Delaney

Genre: Horror

Series or Standalone: Standalone

Carrie

Author: Stephen King

Genre: Horror

Series or Standalone: Standalone

In the Miso Soup

Author: Ryū Murakami, Ralph McCarthy

Genre: Horror

Series or Standalone: Standalone

Dark Matter

Author: Blake Crouch

Genre: Sci-fi/Thriller

Series or Standalone: Standalone

The Hypnotist

Author: Lars Kepler

Genre: Thriller

Series or Standalone: Series (#1)

Holiday in Cambodia

Author: Laura Jean McKay

Genre: Short stories, travel

Series or Standalone: Standalone

Endangered Species

Author: Nevada Barr

Genre: Mystery

Series or Standalone: Series (#5, don’t need to be read in order)

Me Before You

Author: Jojo Moyes

Genre: Contemprary/Romance

Series or Standalone: Series (#1)

The World is a Narrow Bridge

Author: Aaron Thier

Genre: Fantasy/humor, I guess?

Series or Standalone: Standalone

Kindred

Author: Octavia E. Butler

Genre: Historical Fiction

Series or Standalone: Standalone

Interior Chinatown

Author: Charles Yu

Genre: Contemporary

Series or Standalone: Standalone

Have you read any of these books with red covers? Which ones?

Author: Megan Johnson

I'm Megan, a Wisconsin native currently working my way around the US. You can probably find me reading on the beach, wandering through the desert, or hanging out in a cute little coffee shop.

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