Many thanks to The Broke and the Bookish for these prompts and coordinating this meme! Go check out what other bloggers have posted — it’s a great way to find new reads and new blog writers to follow.
This week is devoted to celebrating the art of book covers. Who says you can’t judge a book by its cover? I know I have and while sometimes it hasn’t worked out, the practice has also led me to some of my all time favorite books. So here are ten books that have covers that are spectacular and content to match. There’s a broad spectrum of literary styles and genres represented here, some of which are well known and others that deserve to be more widely read, but all are gorgeous to look at.
Leaving the Sea: Stories by Ben Marcus
The Teleportation Accident by Ned Beauman
The Tower, the Zoo, and the Tortoise by Julia Stuart
Death and the Penguin by Andrey Kurkov
Amphigorey by Edward Gorey (for that matter, this list should include any book cover for his own work or others that he designed)
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (This cover is here to represent all of the magnificent Penguin Hardback Classic editions created by Coralie Bickford-Smith — collecting them will yield a wonderful library of timeless books and they look amazing together)
A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
What covers do you love? Are there covers you love for books that you don’t?