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A Picture’s Worth: Roma, Juliette, and Mina Lee

Words have always carried more weight with me than images – give me a book over its movie any day – but I do love to see the beautiful images other people create when they’re in love with a book. That’s not my strength, but I can certainly appreciate it in others! So here’s a few of my faves based on what I’ve been reading recently.

These Violent Delights

I chose These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong as a Book of the Month because I had never heard of it before. And then promptly was told by others that they had been hearing about it everywhere for ages. ๐Ÿคฃ Not sure where I’ve been, but it was new to me! 1920s Shanghaiย combined with Romeo and Juliet and also gangs — yeah, I’m into that.

Ughhhh THE COLORS! They’re so pretty together! I love the high contrast on this one making the drama of the book cover’s details really stand out.

It was nice enough recently for me to chill on the deck again and enjoy some citrus while reading my delicious new book ๐Ÿ˜

It may be a retelling of Romeo and Juliet in some ways, but this new version definitely has more of a punch to it. The sharpness of the photo as well as the sticks and stones complement the prickly nature of the gang war the story focuses on.

While I love a lot about this one, my favorite is probably how well worn and loved the copy of the book is. That alone makes me think this is going to be a really good one!!

The Last Story of Mina Lee

I wrote about The Last Story of Mina Lee by Nancy Jooyoun Kim in a fast forward Friday feature a bit before it was published. And now, it’s finally out! And I finally have a copy! I’m so excited to dive into this generational story of women discovering who they really are. Plus, Korean stuff is always a bonus for me.

The lovely pale color coordination makes this look so delicate and pretty ๐Ÿ˜

Brilliant use of leading lines to frame the photo and draw your eye to the focus: the book!

This one feels so relatable because I also am a fan of reading outside sitting on grass on a sunny day ๐Ÿฅฐ Only difference is that I would be barefoot instead of having some stylish kicks

What a lovely bunch of covers!

Covers are 100% so important to a book. It’s so important that it’s even illegal to sell a book if it’s cover has been ripped off.

(Admittedly that’s more because it’s likely been stolen or otherwise illegally obtained, but still! It’s important!)

I am, of course, really excited to keep going on the insides of these gorgeous books too! ๐Ÿฅฐ


Reader, traveler, photographer, and always looking to learn!

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