We are often told that we should not judge the book by its cover. But let’s be honest - the very first things that draw us to the book are usually the title and the cover. If the designer’s book cover idea is not appealing to us we will probably just leave the book on the shelf.
That’s why we have looked for the most creative book covers from 2020, and below are our favourites.
Daphne Merkin, 22 Minutes of Unconditional Love; cover design by Na Kim.
Hannah Capin, Foul is Fair; cover design by Olga Grlic.
Fernanda Melchor, Hurricane Season; cover design by Jamie Keenan.
Gabriella Burnham, It is wood, it is stone, cover design by Caroline Cunningham.
Jane Hirshfield, Ledger; cover design by John Gall.
Joyce Carol Oates, Night, Sleep, Death, the Stars; cover design by Jamie Keenan.
Leigh Stein, Self Care; cover design by Lynn Buckley.
Rejean Ducharme, Swallowed; cover design by David Drummond.
Dubravka Ugresic, The Age of Skin; cover design by Jack Smyth.
Alix E. Harrow, The Once and Future Witches; cover design by Lisa Marie Pompilio.
Lee Conell, The Party Upstairs; cover design by Stephanie Ross.
Simone Weil, The Power of Words; cover design by David Pearson.
Mary South, You Will Never Be Forgotten; cover design by Jamie Keenan.
Lily King, Writers & Lovers; cover design by Kelly Winton.
Do you agree with our pick? Tell us which book cover ideas you liked lately.