Rainbow Reads: Books With Purple Covers

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While this isn’t the last in my series of Rainbow Reads, it is the last if you’re going by ROYGBIV. Today, it’s all about books with purple covers.

I usually try to include a variety of genres, but there are only so many non-fiction books with purple covers (I would love your suggestions on any you may know.)

This list is predominantly YA fantasy books with purple covers and YA romance books with purple covers. There are a couple of anthologies, some adult romance, a little dystopian, a little sci-fi, and a few thrillers, both adult and YA.

Purple cover books are a lot harder to come by in other genres and much harder to find that most of the other colors, especially blue. But I love purple and there are some seriously beautiful covers on this list.

I’ve read a few of them but also have a lot of them on my TBR and I’ll get to them someday! But don’t I say that about them all?

  • If you want to listen to some of these, consider trying Audible! You can get your first month free (one free book) plus tons of others they have for free.  Get that Audible deal here.
  • If you’re on more of a budget, try Scribd!  You can get your first month free there. You can read books and listen to audiobooks. It is unlimited (especially the reading) but if you listen to tons of new audiobooks you may be restricted after a few. I don’t listen to enough to confirm this, but I do use Scribd myself and like it a lot.
  • If you want to read more on your Kindle but don’t want to buy books, Kindle Unlimited is a wonderful option. It’s $9.99 a month but if you read a lot and like to read more than just new releases, it could be worth it. Get Kindle Unlimited here!
  • Get $5 off of $25 from BookOutlet! This is a great place to find new books for pretty cheap. They also have sales quite a bit, so keep an eye out for those. I tend to check here for books I want if they’re more expensive other places. They don’t have everything but they do have a lot. Get that deal here.
  • Thrift Books has become my go-to when I’m looking for a book and want it cheap. It’s great if you like buying used books. With this you can get a free book after spending $30!
  • Shop my book lists here! You can find every book list I have on Bookshop.org (except my monthly round-ups) and I add everything I can but they occasionally won’t have some. I do occasionally add extras though. If any lists are empty, they’ll be filled in shortly! Shop my bookshop.org book lists here.

This is not the Jess Show

Author: Anna Carey

Genre: YA thriller

Series or Standalone: Series, #1

Aurora Rising

Author: Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff

Genre: YA sci-fi

Series or Standalone: Series, #1

In Search of Captain Zero

Author: Allan C. Weisbecker

Genre: Central America travel memoir

Series or Standalone: Standalone

The Perfect Stranger

Author: Megan Miranda

Genre: Thriller

Series or Standalone: Standalone

Toxic

Author: Sara Shepard

Genre: YA thriller

Series or Standalone: Series, #15

Killer

Author: Sara Shepard

Genre: YA thriller

Series or Standalone: Series, #6

White Smoke

Author: Tiffany D. Jackson

Genre: YA paranormal thriller

Series or Standalone: Standalone

Cinderella is Dead

Author: Kalynn Bayron

Genre: Ya fairytale retelling

Series or Standalone: Standalone

Ringer

Author: Lauren Oliver

Genre: YA dystopia

Series or Standalone: Series, #2

Lost in the Never Woods

Author: Aiden Thomas

Genre: YA fantasy

Series or Standalone: Standalone

The Amateurs

Author: Sara Shepard

Genre: YA thriller

Series or Standalone: Series, #1

Randomize

Author: Andy Weir

Genre: Sci-fi novella

Series or Standalone: Series, but they aren’t related

Girls of Paper and Fire

Author: Natasha Ngan

Genre: YA fantasy

Series or Standalone: Series, #1

Source

Author: K.M. Hill

Genre: YA dystopian

Series or Standalone: Series, #3

Graduation Day

Author: Joelle Charbonneau

Genre: YA dystopian

Series or Standalone: Series, #3

Starry, Starry Night

Author: Lurlene McDaniel

Genre: Holiday short stories

Series or Standalone: Standalone

These Witches Don’t Burn

Author: Isabel Sterling

Genre: YA LGBTQ+ Fantasy

Series or Standalone: Series, #1

Eat and Love Yourself

Author: Sweeney Boo, Lylian Klepakowsky

Genre: Graphic novel

Series or Standalone: Standalone

The Witch Boy

Author: Molly Ostertag

Genre: Graphic novel

Series or Standalone: Series, #1

When the Stars are Scattered

Author: Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed

Genre: Graphic novel

Series or Standalone: Standalone

You Should See Me in a Crown

Author: Leah Johnson

Genre: YA contemporary

Series or Standalone: Standalone

Steeple

Author: John Allison, Sarah Stern, Jim Campbell

Genre: Graphic novel

Series or Standalone: Series, #1

Welcome to Night Vale

Author: Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor

Genre: Sci-fi

Series or Standalone: Series, #1

Glass

Author: Ellen Hopkins

Genre: YA poetry

Series or Standalone: Series, #2

When the Moon was Ours

Author: Anna Marie McLemore

Genre: YA fantasy

Series or Standalone: Standalone

That Inevitable Victorian Thing

Author: E.K. Johnston

Genre: YA sci-fi

Series or Standalone: Standalone

Geekerella

Author: Ashley Poston

Genre: YA romance contemporary

Series or Standalone: Series, #1

Half-Blood

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout

Genre: YA fantasy

Series or Standalone: Series, #1

A Pho Love Story

Author: Loan Le

Genre: YA romance

Series or Standalone: Standalone

Something is Killing the Children

Author: James Tynion IV, Werther Dell’Edera

Genre: Graphic novel

Series or Standalone: Series, #2

Blood Like Magic

Author: Estelle Sambury

Genre: YA fantasy

Series or Standalone: Series, #1

Juliet Takes a Breath

Author: Gabby Rivera

Genre: YA LGBTQ+ fiction

Series or Standalone: Standalone

Starfish

Author: Akemi Dawn Bowman

Genre: YA contemporary

Series or Standalone: Standalone

Jane Anonymous

Author: Laurie Faria Stolarz

Genre: YA mystery

Series or Standalone: Series, #1

The Lightness of Hands

Author: Jeff Garvin

Genre: YA mental health

Series or Standalone: Standalone

Love, Jacaranda

Author: Alex Flinn

Genre: YA contemporary romance

Series or Standalone: Standalone

When Light Left Us

Author: Leah Thomas

Genre: YA sci-fi

Series or Standalone: Standalone

Lay it on my Heart

Author: Angela Pneuman

Genre: YA fiction

Series or Standalone: Standalone

The Smell of Other People’s Houses

Author: Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock

Genre: YA sci-fi

Series or Standalone: Standalone

The Secret Recipe for Moving On

Author: Karen Bischer

Genre: YA contemporary romance

Series or Standalone: Standalone

The Box in the Woods

Author: Maureen Johnson

Genre: YA mystery

Series or Standalone: Series, #4

Romancing Mister Bridgerton

Author: Julia Quinn

Genre: Historical romance

Series or Standalone: Series, #4

Cool for the Summer

Author: Dahlia Adler

Genre: YA LGBTQ+ romance

Series or Standalone: Standalone

Up All Night

Author: Various authors, it’s an anthology

Genre: YA contemporary romance anthology

Series or Standalone: Standalone

All Kinds of Other

Author: James Sie

Genre: YA contemporary LGBTQ+

Series or Standalone: Standalone

The Crown

Author: Kiera Cass

Genre: YA dystopian romance

Series or Standalone: Series, #5

Fix Her Up

Author: Tessa Bailey

Genre: Romance

Series or Standalone: Series, #1

Run Rebel

Author: Manjeet Mann

Genre: YA contemporary poetry

Series or Standalone: Standalone

The Diviners

Author: Libba Bray

Genre: YA fantasy

Series or Standalone: Series, #1

Daughter of the Burning City

Author: Amanda Foody

Genre: YA fantasy

Series or Standalone: Standalone

The Bone Witch

Author: Rin Chupeco

Genre: YA fantasy

Series or Standalone: Series, #1

Glitch

Author: Heather Anastasiu

Genre: YA dystopia

Series or Standalone: Series #1

One True Loves

Author: Elise Bryant

Genre: YA romance contemporary

Series or Standalone: Series, #2

The Dating Plan

Author: Sara Desai

Genre: Romance

Series or Standalone: Series, #2

The Mythic Koda Rose

Author: Jennifer Nissley

Genre: YA LGBTQ+ contemporary romance

Series or Standalone: Standalone

Trouble Girls

Author: Julia Lynn Rubin

Genre: YA LGBTQ+ contemporary

Series or Standalone: Standalone

We Can’t Keep Meeting Like This

Author: Rachel Lynn Solomon

Genre: YA contemporary romance

Series or Standalone: Standalone

Defy the Night

Author: Brigid Kemmerer

Genre: YA fantasy

Series or Standalone: Series, #1

Broken Throne

Author: Victoria Aveyard

Genre: YA fantasy dystopia

Series or Standalone: Series, #4.5

Ruinsong

Author: Julia Ember

Genre: YA fantasy

Series or Standalone: Standalone

How beautiful is this cover!?

You Were Never Here

Author: Kathleen Peacock

Genre: YA thriller

Series or Standalone: Standalone

Muse of Nightmares

Author: Lani Taylor

Genre: YA fantasy

Series or Standalone: Series, #2

We Own the Sky

Author: Luke Allnutt

Genre: Contemporary fiction

Series or Standalone: Standalone

Wicked Like A Wildfire

Author: Lana Popovic

Genre: YA fantasy

Series or Standalone: Series, #1

Seven Crowns

Author: E.V. Everest

Genre: YA fantasy

Series or Standalone: Series, #1

Goldeline

Author: Jimmy Cajoleas

Genre: Middle-grade fantasy

Series or Standalone: Standalone

Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women and Witchcraft

Author: Multiple authors since it’s an anthology

Genre: Anthology

Series or Standalone: Standalone

Have you read any of these books with purple covers? Which ones? Which purple cover book are you going to read?

Author: Megan Johnson

I'm Megan, a cheesehead at heart currently residing in the Sunshine State. You can probably find me reading, watching Forensic Files, or both.

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