Recently, I was making a mood board for my best friend’s wedding and to find a specific color that complements their color motif, blush pink, was unexpectedly overwhelming. Imagine to my surprise, Pinterest shows me these oceans of color palette with pink Pantone names I never heard before? It was really hard to choose. It felt like I had a color overload along the process of eliminating which is and which isn’t suited for my mood board.
This was what inspired me to come up with Pantone Book Cover Edition, a new series of post here on Tale Out Loud where I will be featuring books according to the color of their cover and is a little different from all other lists of books sorted by color you have already encountered. Because here, I included the equivalent Pantone used for each book. So, today we will talk a lot about pink!
But how does pink makes someone feel even when simply having thoughts about it? To be honest, I craved for pink cotton candy, sprinkled donuts and pink velvet cupcakes the entire process of writing this post. So it is impossibly hard for me not to associate pink with sugar and spice. It is sweet, charming and euphoric—a befitting way to describe the feeling of happiness this color could ever give to anyone. No wonder why people will say or use the expression “tickled pink” whenever someone is happy and content.
It is also a symbol for health which is easily associated with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and evokes femininity that it became one of the significant colors every International Women’s Day. (Segue, here in the Philippines, we celebrate National Women’s Month with this year’s theme: “We Make Change Work For Women”. See #WomenMakeChange.)
While we are on it, let’s not forget how Millennial pink once conquered the world of fashion and design, equating pink for both men and women and breaking the culture tied to it that pink is for girls and blue is for boys—bringing gender together on all catwalks of life. It is modern, playful yet exudes a strong character of innocence and like for instance, in Judaism and Islam, it’s the color worn on religious festivals as a symbol of purity.
In terms of its use as a choice of color for a book cover, I always feel giddy and excited when the dust jacket or hardcover comes in pink. Moreover when it is sprayed edges, embossed and debossed in pink. So without further ado, here are the books, some are forthcoming and newly released, in different shades of pink perfection that are hard not to swoon right over.
1. Playing with Matches by Hannah Orenstein | Amazon • Book Depository
2. 52 Reasons to Hate My Father by Jessica Brody | Amazon • Book Depository3. Indecent by Corinne Sullivan | Amazon • Book Depository
4. Make Trouble Young Readers Edition by Cecile Richards with Lauren Peterson | Amazon • Book Depository
5. I Am Out With Lanterns by Emily Gale | Book Depository
6. Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me by Mariko Tamaki | Amazon • Book Depository
7. No Big Deal by Bethany Rutter | Amazon UK • Book Depository
8. The Grace Year by Kim Leggett | Amazon • Book Depository
9. Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi | Amazon • Book Depository
10. It’s Not Like It’s a Secret by Misa Sugiura | Amazon • Book Depository
11. Prince Charming by Rachel Hawkins | Amazon • Book Depository
12. Broken Hearts, Fences and Other Things to Mend by Katie Finn | Amazon • Book Depository
13. Unwifeable by Mandy Stadtmiller | Amazon • Book Depository
14. Practically Ever After by Isabel Bandeira | Amazon • Book Depository
15. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell | Amazon • Book Depository
16. Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston | Amazon • Book Depository
17. If I’m Being Honest by Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka | Amazon • Book Depository
18. She Regrets Nothing by Andrea Dunlop | Amazon • Book Depository
19. Turn It Up! by Jen Calonita | Amazon • Book Depository
20. A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard | Amazon • Book Depository
21. The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner | Amazon • Book Depository
22. She’s the Worst by Lauren Spieller | Amazon • Book Depository
23. 13 and Counting by Lisa Greenwald| Amazon • Book Depository
24. Testimony from Your Perfect Girl by Kaui Hart Hemmings | Amazon • Book Depository
25. You Must Not Miss by Katrina Leno | Amazon • Book Depository
26. When The Light Went Out by Bridget Morrissey | Amazon • Book Depository
27. Pretend I’m Dead by Jen Beagin | Amazon • Book Depository
28. Pretty by Justin Sayre | Amazon • Book Depository
29. The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed | Amazon • Book Depository
30. Kiss Me in Paris by Catherine Rider | Amazon • Book Depository
31. Unpregnant by Jenni Hendriks & Ted Caplan | Amazon• Book Depository
32. The Right Swipe by Alisha Rai | Amazon• Book Depository
33. And She Was by Jessica Verdi | Amazon • Book Depository
34. A Totally Awkward Love Story by Tom Ellen & Lucy Ivison | Amazon • Book Depository
35. Places No One Knows by Brenna Yovanoff | Amazon • Book Depository
36. Better Than the Best Plan by Lauren Morrill | Amazon • Book Depository
37. Amelia Westlake Was Never Here by Erin Gough | Amazon • Book Depository
38. Fat Angie: Rebel Girl Revolution by E.E. Charlton-Trujillo | Amazon • Book Depository
39. Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde | Amazon • Book Depository
40. My Ideal Boyfriend is a Croissant by Laura Dockrill | Amazon • Book Depository
41. The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo | Amazon • Book Depository
42. Tell Me Lies by Carola Lovering | Amazon • Book Depository
43. The Glitch by Elisabeth Cohen | Amazon • Book Depository
44. I Hate Everyone But You by Gaby Dunn & Allison Raskin | Amazon • Book Depository
45. Making Friends with Alice Dyson by Poppy Nwosu | Book Depository
46. City of Love by Susane Colasanti | Amazon • Book Depository
47. Wrecked by Maria Padian | Amazon • Book Depository
48. Fake It Till You Break It by Jenn P. Nguyen | Amazon • Book Depository
29. Summer Skin by Kirsty Eagar | Amazon • Book Depository
30. A Lady’s Guide to Selling Out by Sally Franson | Amazon • Book DepositoryWe may interpret colors differently. What pink means to me might not what it means to everyone. But we can all agree that somehow, it affects us.
How about you? How does pink make you feel? Among all the shades of pink, which one is your favorite? What pink cover did you love the most? Let me know in the comments below!
Disclaimer: This post is in no way paid by Pantone or any use of their products’ affiliate links.