Top Ten Tuesday: Books with Mountains on Their Covers

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A mountain half bathed in evening sunlight. It is reflected in a perfectly-still lake at the foot of the mountain. Mountains are one of my favourite natural settings to find on book covers. They’re so majestic and breathtaking!

I spent part of my childhood living right next to a large mountain range, so they also bring up happy memories from those years.

There’s nothing like being nestled right next to the mountains.  You get so much snow in the winter, and the summers are nice and mild as well.

Here are ten beautiful covers that include mountains on them.

This list turned out to have more North American mountains on it than I was originally intending to include. If you know of beautiful book covers about mountain ranges in other parts of the world, I’d love to hear about them.

The Mountains That Remade America- How Sierra Nevada Geology Impacts Modern Life by Craig H Jones book cover. Image on cover shows a mountain in Nevada that's right next to a highway

1. The Mountains That Remade America: How Sierra Nevada Geology Impacts Modern Life
by Craig H Jones

The Eight Mountains by Paolo Cognetti book cover. Image on cover is a photo of snow-covered mountains.

2. The Eight Mountains by Paolo Cognetti

Everest- Mountain without Mercy by Broughton Coburn book cover. Image on cover shows sun setting on Mount Everest.

3. Everest: Mountain without Mercy by Broughton Coburn

Annapurna- The First Conquest of an 8,000-Meter Peak by Maurice Herzog book cover. Image on cover shows sun setting on Annapurna mountain peak.

4. Annapurna: The First Conquest of an 8,000-Meter Peak by Maurice Herzog

Uluru- Australia's Aboriginal Heart by Caroline Arnold book cover. Image on cover shows Mount Uluru in all of it's red, dusty glory.

5. Uluru: Australia’s Aboriginal Heart by Caroline Arnold

Walking in the Caucasus - Georgia by Peter Nasmyth book cover. Image on cover shows mountain covered in clouds and snow peeking above a thick forest of pine trees.

6. Walking in the Caucasus – Georgia by Peter Nasmyth

Adirondacks- Views of An American Wilderness by Carl E. Heilman II book cover. Image on cover is panoramic shot from a mountaintop to the lush forest and lake below.

7. Adirondacks: Views of An American Wilderness by Carl E. Heilman II

If Mountains Die- A New Mexico Memoir by John Nichols book cover. Image on cover shows stormy clouds passing over mountains bathed in red evening light.

8. If Mountains Die: A New Mexico Memoir by John Nichols\

Hannibal's March- Alps and Elephants by Gavin de Beer book cover. Image on cover is a painting of the Alps in spring when some snow still remains on them.

9. Hannibal’s March: Alps and Elephants by Gavin de Beer

The Sound of Mountain Water by Wallace Stegner book cover. Image on cover is of a mountain stream filled with water rushing over the many rocks in it.

10. The Sound of Mountain Water by Wallace Stegner

92 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday: Books with Mountains on Their Covers

  1. Great list. Same as you also love trees, I also love mountains but I didn’t see them growing up, so I don’t have such a personal link to them. Actually, I never lived close to any mountains. Maybe that’s why I chose trees, they bring back so many nice memories for me.

    Thanks for visiting my TTT earlier.

  2. This is a lovely take on the TTT this week — maybe, majestic is a better word! Visiting Uluru is n my list of places to visit in Australia.

  3. What beautiful covers! Mountains are some gorgeous scenery–I think I’m partial to the Hannibal’s March one simply because I’ve spent a lot of time studying Hannibal and enjoy most things to do with him, haha! This makes me want to go visit some mountainous regions (rather than simply view them from far away, haha).

    • Thank you!

      You must have learned so many interesting things by studying Hannibal.

      I hope you get to go visit some mountains soon.

  4. Way to narrow down your theme and make it a cool challenge! I live in the Shenandoah Valley of VA so we’re always surrounded by mountains. I think the prettiest one on your list is the ‘Annapurna’ one.

  5. What a great idea! I love that you found such a variety of mountains, rather than all one (like Everest). I live in western Canada, so we’ve got lots of forested mountains here. But I’ve always wanted to see Uluru!

  6. Wow! I love the selection of books you featured, it makes me miss traveling. I wish I can visit more places with mountains and the feel of countryside.

  7. I’ve done covers with water themes and flowers, but had never thought of mountains!]

    I visited Uluru a month or so ago. Such an amazing place.

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT!

    • Thank you!

      Wow, it must have been neat to grow up next to Mt. Hood.

      And, yeah, I have family who lives in that part of Arizona. Your big rocks there are quite pretty!

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