10 Books with Red, White, and Blue Covers 🇬🇧

It’s almost the Fourth of July!

I don’t celebrate it, because I’m British, but I hope that everyone who does has a good time and stays safe around barbecues and fireworks 🎇 (and don’t forget to drink responsibly and legally if you do drink)

We don’t have a national day or an independence day in the UK (and anybody who tries to celebrate our “independence” from the EU will be hunted down by me) for reasons that are incredibly obvious to everyone but the British school system (*cough*colonialism*cough*), but our flag is the same three colours as the US flag, and the prompt was for books that match your country’s flag, and because my country is unoriginal, I have to stick with red, white, and blue.

Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld | Lois Lane: Fallout by Gwenda Bond | Dracula by Bram Stoker

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas | Uglies by Scott Westerfeld | Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black | Cinder by Marissa Meyer | Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the University by Benjamin Alire Sáenz | These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

What are the colours of your country’s flag? Are they different, or are they unoriginal like every one that has a red/white/blue flag?

17 Comments

  1. 03/07/2018 / 12:53 PM

    Great list! Agreed, the idea of us leaving the EU being our ‘independence day’ is ridiculous. Bloody Farage. On to much nicer things, though, this is a very good selection of books – I need to get to The Hate U Give soon!

    • 05/07/2018 / 1:38 AM

      There are so many awful things I could say about Farage, but they’re not appropriate to say here 😂

  2. 03/07/2018 / 2:45 PM

    Ooh, I didn’t think to include Lois Lane, but those books are perfect for the theme.

  3. 03/07/2018 / 4:09 PM

    Fireworks! Yay 🙂 I like the cover of The Hate U Give, and Dante and aristotle is another great one!

    • 04/07/2018 / 7:10 PM

      Fireworks are so fun! Although on my side of the pond we won’t get any until November. THUG and Ari and Dante are definitely two of my favourite covers 🙂

  4. 04/07/2018 / 12:45 AM

    I didn’t do one this week, but I like how you did separate colour categories for your books.

    • 04/07/2018 / 6:58 PM

      I figured splitting them up was the better way since I couldn’t find many with all three colours on at the same time 🙂

  5. 04/07/2018 / 11:37 PM

    Aristotle & Dante has one of my favorite covers ever. I’m sad that my copy has award stickers all over it. I’m glad that the book has won so many awards, but stickers are evil. I want to see the cover.

    • 05/07/2018 / 1:40 AM

      The ton of stickers on the covers makes me sad too. A beautiful cover like that shouldn’t be covered up!

  6. 09/07/2018 / 9:33 PM

    I was really pleased by how much I liked the Lois Lane story – I need to continue the series. 🙂

    Lauren @ Always Me

    • 28/07/2018 / 2:32 PM

      You should! It’s such a great series 🙂

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  8. So many pretty covers! Alas, like you and many others my country’s flag consists of the uninspired red, white, and blue. Probably because Australia was invaded by a country with a red, white, and blue flag, to be honest.

    • 28/07/2018 / 2:17 PM

      That is usually the case with a few former colonies, unfortunately. But at least some of them gave themselves new flags after decolonisation (i think).

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