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As I mentioned on last year’s Valentine’s Day freebie post, I don’t actually celebrate this holiday.
I do, however, love conversation hearts, so this year’s freebie post will be all about covers that feature those delicious little candies.
If you’ve never eaten a conversation heart, they’re hard, sweet, and a little chalky. You can generally only buy them during the few weeks before Valentine’s Day.
Each one has a short, romantic message printed on it. They might say “love you,” or be mine,” or some other phrase like that.
It was interesting to me to see how many similarities there were on the covers in this list. Only a few of them broke the mould, and I didn’t even know there was such a thing as a mould for books with conversation hearts on their covers.
1. At the Drive-In Volcano by Aimee Nezhukumatathil
2. Life is More Than Candy Hearts by Lisa Bilbrey
3. Five Little Candy Hearts by William Boniface
4. True Love by Whitney Gaskell
5.Will Shortz Presents I Love You, Sudoku!: 200 Sweet to Sinister Puzzles by Will Shortz
6. The Hell with Love: Poems to Mend a Broken Heart by Mary D. Esselman
7. Romantically Challenged by Beth Orsoff
8. Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
9. Thwonk by Joan Bauer
10. The Heartbreak Messenger by Alexander Vance
129 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday: Conversation Hearts on Book Covers
Great twist on this week’s topic! I think Boy Meets Boy is the only cover I’ve seen before.
Who knew there were so many books with candy hearts on the cover?
I know, right? 🙂
Oh your hitting my sweet tooth. I love those little candies.
Love this! I had no idea there were so many covers with candy hearts.
I know, right? And thanks.
A fun twist, as usual! I really need to get around to reading Boy Meets Boy, it’s been on my TBR for years now!
Heh, thanks! Hope you like Boy Meets Boy.
Funny how many covers use those candy hearts! I’ve never noticed that before.
How are there so many books with these on the cover!! Lots are them trying to be edgy with it too
I know, right? LOL!
I didn’t know there were so many books with conversation hearts on the cover! How did you find them all. Have you read them?
I found them on a Goodreads list! I haven’t read them yet, but I’d like to.
I did not know there were so many covers with conversation hearts on them. Such a fun list!
Love your unique take on this!
Such a fun topic, I had no idea there were so many covers with candy hearts on the cover.
Thank you! Yeah, there are a lot of them!
yum now i want some conversation hearts haha!
Ha! Same here.
I had no idea this many books had candy hearts on the covers! I think I’ve only ever seen Boy Meets Boy with them before, but I’ll definitely be checking some of these out. Great twist on the topic!
Thank you. I hope you enjoy these books.
Ah cute choice of topic!
My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2021/02/09/top-ten-tuesday-302/
Great idea for this week’s topic. Here is my post-https://paigesofbook.blogspot.com/2021/02/top-ten-tuesday-favorite-couples.html.
Aww, I’ve never had a conversation heart before! But I guess as Lisa Bilbrey says, Life is More Than Candy Hearts (choking hazard warning duly noted), haha. Lovely TTT
Oh, how fun! I love candy hearts so much! I like all the book covers — so clever.
Thank you! I love candy hearts, too.
Ooh this is fun. I love #4. 7 is great too though. 🙂
I actually don’t celebrate it either! These are so fun!
Yay! I’m glad you enjoyed my post.
We called them LoveHearts. Great idea for this week! 😊
Aww, what a nice name for them. And thanks.
I didn’t know so many books featured conversation hearts! Great post 🙂
Thank you. Yeah, it’s such a creative cover idea.
Fun post! I never knew there were so many books with conversation hearts on the cover! Valentine’s Day is definitely not my favorite holiday either, but I hope you have a wonderful day anyway!🥰
Thank you! You, too.
Well done for finding all those covers! Our UK versions are slightly different and called Love Hearts, but they have some really random sayings on these days!
Thank you! Love Hearts are such a cute name for that candy. I didn’t know they had super random sayings on them these days.
So cute! I love cover posts.
These all look so nice and cute! And now I’m craving candy hearts 🙂
Thanks! Hope you get to eat a few candy hearts this Valentine’s week.
Wow. I can’t believe you found so many books with some version of candy hearts on the cover. I haven’t eaten candy hearts for years but I think by-n-large they are ghastly. Ha! Thanks for visiting and checking out my titles that fit on a conversation heart candies!
You’re welcome. Yeah, there are a surprising number of books out there with this theme!
These are some cute covers. It’s not Valentine’s Day without these conversation hearts.
Heh, for sure.
Great idea! I never realized so many books had candy hearts on the cover.
Thank you. And I hear you there.
This post is so adorable! And has me wanting conversation hearts!
Thanks. Hope you get to eat a few this year!
I absolutely love this topic! I love conversation hearts as well. My mom, sister and I bought them every year around this time and would eat them together talking about what each of our conversation hearts would say as we ate them. Great TTT!
What a nice tradition your family has!
I didn’t know there were so many books with conversation hearts on the cover! I haven’t eaten them since I was a kid, but you’re definitely right… the first thing that comes to mind when asked to describe the taste is chalky!
Do you have a favourite Valentine’s Day candy?
Cuuute post idea! I also love these candy hearts. 🙂
Yay! And thanks.
What a great take on this week. I had to hop over to Goodreads and check some of these out, like “Thwonk”. I never would have thought there would be so many covers with conversation hearts.
Thank you! Hope you like Thwonk.
Wow, that’s a lot of books with conversation hearts on the cover! I never noticed how many there are before.
There were far more of them than I would have originally guessed!
The only one I’ve read is Boy Meets Boy, but like others have said I didn’t know there were so many with candy hearts on them!
There are tons of them! Did you like Boy Meets Boy?
Love this twist! They’re definitely an eyecatching addition to a cover.
Thank you. And, yes, they’re super eye-catching.
I don’t really like the candy hearts, but they’re definitely a big mark of the holiday. I’m impressed that so many books use them for their covers!
Yes, they’re definitely a big marker of Valentine’s Day!
huh. i never realized that there were THAT many books with candy hearts on the cover. something to look for in the future, I guess. thanks for this twist on the topic!
You’re welcome. Yeah, there are a ton of them out there!
These all look cute! I had no idea there would be so many books with candy hearts on their cover
Thank you. Yes, there were far more of them than I would have guessed!
Wow — what a cool topic choice. The only one of these I know is Boy Meets Boy, and I can only think of one other book off the top of my head with candy hearts (Lauren Conrad’s “Sweet Little Lies”). I especially love that you found a Joan Bauer to put on here, because I didn’t even know that one existed and it looks like a fun Valentine’s Day read.
Thank you! I hope you enjoy Bauer’s book.
what a great idea! i had no idea so many books had candy hearts on them!
Thank you. I had the same reaction.
What a unique idea! Love your post.
Thank you very much.
To think there are so many book covers with sweetheart candy.
I know, right?! 🙂
I didn’t know there were so many book covers with candy hearts on them. 🙂
There are so many of them!
What a unique idea. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a book with candy hearts on the cover, but clearly there are tons. Now I want some candy hearts, I feel like it’s half-nostalgia, have really liking the taste.
Thank you. I hope you do get to eat some candy hearts this week.
I like the pink, orange, and white candy conversation hearts, or at least I used to. Have tried to kick the candy habit, and only eat my real favorites on occasion now. I was like Steve Almond, who wrote Candyfreak — addicted to candy! Thanks for visiting my blog!
You’re welcome. Good for you for kicking the candy habit! Honestly, I need to eat healthier, too. I’m working on it. 🙂
What a cute version of this post. Love all these covers. Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog today.
Thank you. And you’re welcome.
Thanks for visiting my TTT! And now I want candy hearts! Lol. 🙂
You’re welcome. Hope you get to eat some candy hearts this week!
What a lovely twist to the topic. I used to love those hearts. I’m not into celebrating Valentine’s Day, either, I don’t think it’s a big thing for many Europeans.
My favourite of those books would probably be the Sudoku one. I love them. Especially the tough ones, my favourites are Killer Sudokus.
Thanks for visiting my TTT earlier.
You’re welcome. I love tough sudoku puzzles, too!
The Heartbreak Messenger’s cover is so cute! 😍
I know, right?
Am amazed there are so many book covers with candy hearts. Fitting for Valentine’s Day reads!
Wow!! I never knew there were so many covers with them!! Such a fun topic. I remember when they temporarily stopped making them a couple years ago. It was crazy!
Yeah, that was a surprise! I was so glad when they went back into production again.
What an original idea! Love this list 🙂
Love your covers! I didn’t realize there were so many books with the conversation hearts on them. Thanks for stopping by mine.
Thank you and you’re welcome.
very cool take on the topic.. and did not realize there were so many books using conversation hearts on their cover 🙂
Thank you. Yeah, it surprised me, too!
Love your take on this week’s topic! I had no idea there were so many books with candy hearts on the cover 🙂
These are fun! I am going to have to check some of these out!
These covers are so cute. I think this is the first time I’ve ever seen conversation hearts on a book cover. 🙂
Thank you! Yeah, I didn’t realize it was a thing until recently either.
OH this is an interesting one, I’ve never gave a thought on how many books had conversation hearts on them!
Thoses little heart candies are my favorite… and now you’ve left me craving them! Ahaha- definately need to get some before they’re gone again.
There were more than I would have guessed!
Hope you get to eat some heart candies this week. I love them, too.
Such a fun twist this week! I had no idea there were so many books with conversation hearts on the covers. Several of these were new to me, so thank you for sharing them. <3
Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed this post.
super cute idea!
wow, what a cute idea! I’m going to check I love you Sudoku!
Thanks! Hope you like that Sudoku book!
Hahaha I love this type of candy but I never used them to write anything (just… yum! 😂)
Interesting mix! I had no idea how many cover designs used this!
Thank you for sharing!
Thank you! I’m glad you enjoy this type of candy.
Classic candy! I love conversation hearts. I didn’t realize that there were that many books that actually had them on the cover heheh. Great topic choice and thanks for stopping by my blog 🙂