Wednesday, December 3, 2014

2014's Best Book Covers (#amonthoffaves)

The Month of Favorites continues!

Today we're chatting about our 10 favorite book covers.  I couldn't tell from the prompt if we were supposed to keep this to books that we read in 2014 (or if it even has to be books that we've read...perhaps book covers we've admired but not yet picked up?), but since it's the end of the year and we're wrapping up, I decided to limit this to books I read in 2014.

However...I've only read 43 books so far this year, and choosing 10 would mean nearly a quarter of the books I read this year would have to have eye-catching covers.  Which is not the case, unfortunately.  So instead, this is my top 5 book covers of books I read in 2014, because I was only honestly able to pick out 5 that seemed exceptional!

In no particular order...

1. Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult  (review)

It's just so pretty and calming.  Sometimes simplicity is all I want from a book cover.

2. The Blonde by Anna Godbersen  (review)

As much as I disliked the book itself, the cover is fairly dramatic.

3. Croak by Gina Damico  (review)

If you've read this book, you'll know that the main character (Lex) is fairly sassy and bad-ass, and this picture sums her up so well.  Plus, you know, scythe.  Kind of disarming.

4. What I Had Before I Had You by Sarah Cornwell  (review)

Makes me want summer and roller coasters and slurpees.

5. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman  (review)

The image of the girl in the water is beautiful, but also rather haunting.  A perfect fit for this novel.

What say you, readers?  Did you read anything with an especially lovely cover this year?


  1. I had a hard time choosing 10 myself and last year I think I only did 5. I do love your choices and The Ocean at the End of the Lane is my favorite from your list :-)

    1. Yes, I've seen that one on several lists! Love it.

  2. I've also chosen The Ocean at the End of the Lane but with the other cover (not a choice between the two - I love them both and they are complementary - but it was the cover of the edition I've read).

    I love very much the first cover, the fourth too.

    1. Yes, seems to be a very popular choice. I'll have to check out the other cover, not sure if I've seen it?

  3. Hild is my favorite cover this year!

  4. Now I want a corndog and a slurpee too! That cover is too fun.

  5. I love your picks. I picked 10 books from the books I read this year too. One of my faves was The Night Circus. Great post!

    1. Looooooove the Night Circus cover! I read that one a few years ago. And it has a wonderful story to match.

  6. I ALMOST put THE BLONDE on my list- a book that I picked up mainly for the cover!

    1. Unforutnately, the cover was the best thing about it for me! :-P

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