I don’t think I will ever end my love affair with beautiful book covers. They are the thing that will attract me to a book. If it’s a pretty cover, I will sometimes stop reading and just look at it for a while (anyone else do that? Just me… ok.)
I have been thinking again about my favourite book covers. I did a post about this back in 2015 (want to see them, click here,) and I thought it was about time I thought about five more favourites.
It was hard picking just five. I think I have managed to narrow it down.
My first favourite is the 10th Anniversary edition of Looking For Alaska by John Green (HarperCollins Children’s Books, January 2015.) The original cover (which is black with a white daisy) is lovely but this cover is so beautiful.
Gold, the cover is gold. I brought a copy of this edition just because I loved the cover. I already had a paperback copy.
Miles’s life is one big non event until he meets Alaska Young. Alaska draws Miles into her reckless world and steels his heart in the process. His life will never be the same again.
My next favourite is Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven (Penguin, October 2016.) This cover is simple but yet so pretty. Sometimes less is more and this was one of my favourites from last year.
Everyone thinks they know Libby – the girl once dubbed ‘America’s Fattest Teen.’ No one has looked past the weight to see who she really is.
She’s been trying to deal with the grief of loosing her mother.
Now she is ready for school. For new friends. For a new life.
My third favourite is The Little Teashop of Lost and Found by Trisha Ashley (which is due to be released by Bantam Press in March.)
This cover is absolutely stunning and I can’t wait to be able to add it to my book shelf. I absolutely adore it. The illustrations are just lovely and has such wonderful detail.
Alice was discovered on the Yorkshire Moors above Haworth as a baby.
Adopted but then later rejected by a horrible step-mother, Alice struggles to find a place where she belongs. Only baking brings her a sense of comfort.
When Alice does return to Haworth, she returns to baking. She makes friends but there are a couple of last twist and turns in her story.
The forth favourite cover is The Hourglass Factory by Lucy Ribchester (Simon & Schuster, January 2015.)
In my opinion, the detail on this cover is incredible. Ir’s a charming cover. There’s something so whimsical and interesting about it that it immediately made me want to read it.
The suffragette movement is reaching fever pitch but for Frankie, just getting into the world of newspapers is hard enough.
Sent to interview trapeze artist Ebony Diamond, Frankie finds herself fascinated by her. She follows her across London to a Mayfair corset shop that hides many dark secrets. Then Ebony diapers and Frankie is drawn in further.
My final favourite is The Day we Disappeared by Lucy Robinson.
This is one of my favourite covers ever. There is something so engaging about it. It allows some insight into the story without giving anything away. It’s such a good-looking cover. Aesthetically pleasing.
Annie has a secret. It’s a heart-breaking secret she wishes she didn’t have.
Kate has run away but she’s not going to say why. That would defeat the point of running.
I love, love, love this book cover.
What’s your favourite book cover?
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