Everyone’s heard the age-old saying “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” Yet, most book lovers will admit to purchasing a book on a whim based on nothing more than its cover.
Below are some designs that art and literary critics (not us!) have chosen as the best book covers of 2017. How do your tastes measure up against theirs? (Warning: you will likely either hate all of them or love all of them!) If you knew nothing else about these stories, are there any that you would consider buying? How heavily do covers influence you when shopping for new books?
Were there any times when a really great cover led you to read a not so great story? Or times when you almost didn’t read a great book because of a really bad cover?
Best Book Covers of 2017 (chosen by art and literary critics)
These best book covers were found via the casualoptimist.com & pastemagazine.com. Check them out to see more new covers, or to learn more about the designers. And we’d also love to hear if you agree with these critics’ tastes. Please let us know your thought about how covers influence your reading below in the comments!
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