My Favourite Book Covers

Orion, January 2015.

Orion, January 2015.

If you’re a frequent visitor to Novel Kicks then you will know that I have a thing for book covers. It is bordering on obsession if I am honest. It was a little hard to pick but here are a few of my favourite book covers…

That Part was True by Deborah Mckinlay. 

I think this is one of my favourite covers ever. I read this at the beginning of the year and loved it. Eve writes to Jackson to praise a scene from one of his books and they discover a mutual love of cookery and food. They are soon exchanging letters.

The plot was great. It’s a gentle kind of book. I completely adored this cover. The blue cover and the decoration is so beautiful I almost didn’t want to read it because I didn’t want to ruin the cover.

 

Penguin, 2008.

Penguin, 2008.

Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen. 

This particular cover was re-released as part of Penguin’s hardback clothbound classics series and was designed by Coralie Pickford-Smith.

The story of Pride and Prejudice is so well known. Lizzie and Darcy’s story will always be one of my favourites. There has also been so many editions of this book but I think that this cover is one of my favourites. It’s so pretty.

 

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

First of all, I am in love with the blurb of this book.

Vintage, 2012.

Vintage, 2012.

‘The circus arrives without warning. No announcements proceed it. It’s simply there when yesterday it was not.’ 

It’s so good and it has made me want to read it. It’s been on my TBR pile for a while and I determined to read it by the end of the year. This cover is absolutely beautiful and mysterious. I love, love, love it.

 

Dream a Little Dream by Giovanna Fletcher. 

I have mentioned this book a couple of times lately but I can’t seem to talk about it enough. It’s one of my favourites of the year. I really liked it. Sarah is OK. True, she has to share her friends with her ex boyfriend and his new girlfriend but she’s happy (sort of.) Sarah begins to dream of a handsome man who then arrives in her real life too. It’s a clever plot and I couldn’t put the book down.

My favourite thing is the cover. It’s one of my absolute favourites. It’s so pretty, whimsical and romantic. It reminds me of Lisa Jewell’s earlier book covers – just such lovely artwork and it’s instantly recognisable as Giovanna’s novel.

Penguin, June 2015.

Penguin, June 2015.

Penguin, Sept 2013

Penguin, Sept 2013

 

Let it Snow by John Green, Lauren Miracle and Maureen Johnson. 

This book is three short stories by three authors but the stories are all interconnected. Residents of Gracetown are snowed in. One person ventures out from her stranded train and she sets events in motion that will change a few lives. One girl takes a risky shortcut with an adorable stranger. Three friends set out to win a race and the fate of a teacup pig falls into the hands of a lovesick barista. It sounds brilliant.

It’s a book that’s completely up my street and a list of mine would not be complete without a christmas cover in there somewhere. I adore this one. It’s so simple but so pretty. It looks lovely on my bookshelf. It’s a christmas book. Enough said.

 

Gallic Books, April 2015.

Gallic Books, April 2015.

The Red Notebook by Antoine Laurain. 

It has been a great year for book covers. The Red Notebook is another book I read earlier in the year and I absolutely adored it. Laurent Letellier finds an abandoned handbag on a Parisian street and he wants to return it to its owner – if only there was a clue as to who it belongs to.

This cover is just incredibly pretty. It’s embossed and has gorgeous colours. The illustration is lovely. There’s also a bookmark attached onto the inside cover or at least that is what I used it for anyway.

 

Thursdays in the Park by Hilary Boyd. 

This book is SO pretty. I absolutely adore it and this cover has definitely made me want to read the book. Jeanie finds herself a little lost after her husband of thirty years leaves her. Then one day, she meets Ray. She just needs the courage to take another shot at love.

Quercus, August 2011.

Quercus, August 2011.

This book is really suited to this time of year (the colours of the cover is very autumn.) It could have almost come out of the Secret Garden colouring book. At least that is what it reminds me of.

 

All the books mentioned are available in most UK bookshops. 

 

 

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Laura
I’m Laura. I started Novel Kicks in 2009. I wanted a place to post my writing as well as give other writers like me the opportunity to do the same. There is also a monthly book club, a writing room which features writing prompts, book reviews, competitions, author interviews and guest posts.

I grew up by the sea (my favourite place in the world) and I currently live in Hampshire. I am married to Chris, have a cat named Buddy and I would love to be a writer. I’m trying to write the novel I’ve talked so much about writing if only I could stop pressing delete. I’ve loved writing since creative writing classes in primary school. I have always wanted to see my teacher Miss Sayers again and thank her for the encouragement. When not trying to write the novel or writing snippets of stories on anything I can get my hands on, I love reading, dancing like a loon and singing to myself very badly. My current obsession is Once Upon a Time and I would be happy to live with magic in the enchanted forest surrounded by all those wonderful stories provided that world also included Harry Potter. I love reading chick lit. contemporary fiction and novels with mystery.

3 Responses to My Favourite Book Covers

  • pam says:

    I loooooove book covers too! I work in a library and get sucked into roaming and looking at the covers. sometimes I read one bc of the cover and I find out the cover was the best thing about it…but that’s okay, they still get points for the cover.

    • Laura says:

      How cool that you work in a library. 🙂 How do you get any work done? The publishers seem to be doing so well with the book covers at the moment. I’ve seen so many pretty ones.

    • Laura says:

      Your job sounds so brilliant. How do you get any work done? The publishers are doing such a great job with the book covers at the moment.

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