Plants on the Cover
Read a book with a plant on the cover.
June 1, 2021
Read a book with a plant on the cover—trees, flowers, leaves—you pick!
We’ve gathered together some fantastic fiction with flowers or other plants on the cover. If non-fiction is more your speed, head over to this year’s Books for National Gardening Day or last year’s Ten eBooks to Read This Arbor Day.
This list is part of the 2021 Adult Summer Reading program.
The Book of Lost Saints
Daniel José Older
Visited by an ancestral spirit who would have him unearth family secrets from the Cuban Revolution, a young Cuban-American embarks on an investigation marked by ghostly helpers, a new love, a murderous gangster and changes in his sense of identity.
The Forbidden Garden
An American nursery owner with a rare gift with plants jumps at the chance to help revive a run-down, Shakespearean garden on a country estate in England and becomes intrigued with the house’s haunting history and the owners brother-in-law.
Her Daughter’s Mother
In this gripping and emotional domestic suspense debut for fans of The Perfect Mother, a newly pregnant woman inadvertently befriends her egg donor–only to find herself a key suspect when the woman vanishes without a trace.
The Language of Flowers
Discovering the symbolic meanings of flowers while languishing in the foster-care system, eighteen-year-old Victoria is hired by a florist when her talent for helping others is discovered, a situation that leads her to confront a painful secret from her past.
A Life Without Flowers
Twenty-four years after losing her daughter in a tragic accident, Carol Denman has finally made peace with Katie’s father. But releasing her ex-husband from blame and facing how deeply she held herself responsible were only the first steps in Carol’s journey toward peace. With the pain of her failed first marriage behind her, Carol is determined to mend her broken relationship with her mother. But she soon discovers she isn’t the only one who has been hanging on to bitterness
Little Fires Everywhere
When a custody battle divides her placid town, straitlaced family woman Elena Richardson finds herself pitted against her enigmatic tenant and becomes obsessed with exposing her past, only to trigger devastating consequences for both families.
The Nine Lives of Rose Napolitano
An emotional novel about motherhood–about a woman who has never thought she wanted to become a mother, and how she does or does not decide to go ahead and have a child.
Orchid & the Wasp
An iron-willed young woman comes of age while traveling through London, Dublin and New York to secure her dysfunctional family’s future after the departure of her career-oriented father.
The Red Lotus
Falling in love with a wounded former patient and accompanying him on a cycling trip to Vietnam, an emergency-room doctor uncovers a bizarre series of deceptions that culminate in her boyfriend’s unexplained disappearance.
The Sweet Taste of Muscadines
Returning to her Southern hometown in the wake of a tragedy, Lila and her brother uncover details surrounding their domineering mother’s suspicious death, who had been in the care of their third sibling.
In Amsterdam in the 1630s, a young wife escapes her stifling marriage to an older man into the arms of the artist who is hired to paint their portrait
The award-winning author of The Poisonwood Bible traces the experiences of a woman whose efforts to protect her family from sudden unemployment are shaped by the story of an ostracized 19th-century science teacher.