(in my collection, anyways)
Howdy, friends! I’m seriously running out of book list ideas here, clearly, so if you need book recommendations of a certain genre or type, tell me! I need some inspo for my next post!
This list will be my favorite book covers on my own shelves – I have some gorgeous editions, but I also just love some of the art. These are the prettiest (or just plain coolest) books I own.
Illuminae by Amie Kauffman and Jay Kristoff
This blast of starlight is so absolutely stunning, and the redacted words and blacked out passages clue you into the craziness just inside. I thought the cover was pretty, but I wasn’t totally sold on the story at first. I remember buying this one from Target, and picking it up and putting it back maybe three times before just taking the leap. I’m glad I did; this crazy story of science fiction is one of my favorites, and the cover art’s energy matches the intensity and the vibe of the book really well. Get a copy of the first in there series here.
My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix
What would this list be without a Grady Hendrix? All his book covers perfectly fit the very niche theme he writes to, and My Best Friend’s Exorcism is no exception. Designed to look like a VHS tape of a cult classic horror film, this one nails it on atmospheric horror. This was the first Grady Hendrix I ever picked up, and it was 100% driven by the cover art! Get a copy of your very own here.
The Arsonist by Stephanie Oakes
Talk about wildly interesting: The Arsonist cover art is so visually intriguing that it definitely influenced me picking it up to start with. The bright colors in contrast with the black and white photo definitely pop out from the shelf. The spine, in addition, looks like the side of a match box (to light the fire of the cover). I ended up loving the story, too, and I think the cover art is an awesome match to its contents. Get your very own copy here.
A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro
How can you not love this Victorian-esque hidden picture cover? The colors, the vibe? I think it’s just a really pretty book, but it’s a huge plus that I thoroughly enjoyed the story inside. The series covers end up matching in similar style, just like he Illuminae Files, but each with a brand new color scheme. I love the toile-style look to these! Pick up a copy here.
Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King & Owen King
This one may be an odd choice, but if you take the time to look at this one, I think it’s undeniably beautiful. Naturally, the book is horror, and the butterfly cocoon-like cast that falls over the women’s eyes in this book is supposed to be truly horrible…but the color scheme, the stunning art, and the shimmery gleam just completely pull you into this one. I love this cover in general, but it also tops the list as my favorite King covers. Get a copy for yourself here.
What book covers have been your favorites? What’s the nicest book in your collection??
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