Here are ten of my favourite book covers this year!
Supernatural Enhancements – Edgar Cantero
Both intrigues and creeps me out! When I saw that cover I knew I had to read it!
Memory Wall – Anthony Doerr
Doerr is making waves with his latest, All The Light We Cannot See, but this short story collection cover has ammonites! And when put together like that, they create this fascinating pattern. I especially like how the words are partially hidden by the ammonites.
Seraphina – Rachel Hartman
The best thing about this cover is its use of bold colours. That purple! That green dragon! And the use of that dragon-like ‘S’! Gorgeous.
Winter Rose – Patricia A. McKillip
It is that kind of romantic, fairytale read, and the beautiful artwork on the cover emphasizes that.
March Book One – John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
I wondered about including graphic novels to the list – is it fair since the book is made up of illustrations? But I really liked the artwork in this graphic memoir, its retro look, and the way this cover focuses on the key parts of this book.
Sunny 1 – Taiyo Matsumoto
Yup, another graphic novel, this one translated from Japanese (my thoughts). A series about children who live in a group home of sorts, their parents unable to care for them full-time. I love how the covers of each book in the series features just one kid, giving them, in a sense, a chance in the spotlight.
The People in the Trees – Hanya Yanagihara (my thoughts)
A fun, bizarre cover, which might not immediately appeal, perhaps because of its use of the blank space behind the graphic. But so very relevant to the story.
Delphine – Richard Sala (my thoughts)
Another graphic novel. This one has a bit of a creepy fairytale element to it, if you haven’t guessed already. The cover drew me in. The story in the end, was a bit lacking.
The Crane Wife – Patrick Ness
I love this one. It’s bold and simple at the same time. And what great use of colours.
The Fever – Megan Abbott
This is one of those which make me wonder, what the hell is going on??? What’s with her hair and that odd position of her body? Is she falling? Convulsing? Seizing?? So naturally I had to read it.
What are some of your favourite covers of your reading year?