My favorite book covers

My Policeman by Bethan Roberts (historical fiction, romance, LGBT+): Are we surprised? When Jack Edwards recommended this queer romance and the cover is Brighton Pier I was sold. I can’t wait to read it and see the upcoming Harry Styles adaptation!

Columbine by Dave Cullen (non-fiction, true crime): I love the use of negative space and colors of the sky in this cover. It really gives emulates the tone of the book.

Look Alive Out There by Sloane Crosley (essays): Not a “wow” book, but it will always put a smile on my face as I read it while in Thailand. Plus, the combination of light blue and yellow is just perfectly happy.

Me by Elton John (memoir): Was anyone else obsessed with those Pinik edits where you make everything grayscale except one attribute? Just me? Regardless, this is a stunning picture of an amazing man.

Lore by Alexandra Bracken (fantasy, mythology): The texture of this is absolutely magnificent. I’m pretty sure when I first saw this cover I literally gasped. This is due to be released to me soon and I can’t wait to give it a read.

Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo (fiction, contemporary): These color combinations are absolutely beautiful with the subtle photographs in the background.

The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin (non-fiction, science): I can’t tell you how long ago I bought this and still haven’t read it. This cover feels very warm and beautiful to me.

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (fiction, classics): As you can tell by now, I love blue and the little doodles on this cover are also so adorable.

End of Watch by Stephen King (fiction, crime): The final book of the Bill Hodges trilogy is wonderful. The negative-like effect is really abrasive and sets the mood well for the book, even if the reader doesn’t know the story behind the fish.

What are some of your favorite book covers?


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