Favorite Book Covers From My Reads This Year – what did you like about each one?
I’m playing catch up here, as we just got back from a three-day road trip. More on that in another post, but for now, here are my favourite book covers for the year.
I really like this cover of Beauty is a Wound as it isn’t too ‘Oriental’, as books set in Asia – or written by Asians – tend to be depicted. So thank you so much for that, John Gall and New Directions.
The Strange Library – Haruki Murakami
While I didn’t love the book, I definitely loved the look of the book, especially the way the cover opens up and all those fascinating illustrations and photographs that went along with the book. Yay Chip Kidd!
Zombillenium – Arthur de Pins
Such a fun read this comic series set in a theme park staffed by supernaturals. I like how the park is depicted as reflections in the sunglasses. And there you can see this winged creature. Who is that?
The Serial Garden: The Complete Armitage Family Stories – Joan Aiken
So first, a unicorn! That always scores points with me.
I read the e-book version on Scribd, which had the first cover, but I am so drawn to the second cover, which is a bit more dark and intriguing. And indeed, suitable for this collection of children’s stories, which are sweet, charming, amusing, but also has a dark side (my thoughts on the book).
The Royal We- Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan
Such a fun colourful cover that just pops out at you.
Supermarket – Brian Wood
While I didn’t think that this comic was all that fantastic, I loved the colour scheme used throughout, much like the cover.
Also, I didn’t read this as a single issue, but as part of a volume, but I really think this is one of the best Ms Marvel cover art ever! Because Wolverine and that grimace. And her arm around him.
What were some of your favourite book covers among your reads this year?