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For the 11th Day of #Bookmas.. We Judge Books by their Covers


As you know by now, we are celebrating all things bookish by recognizing the 12 days of Bookmas, the most wonderful time of the year. This year I’m profiling a small selection of favourite things on a theme, based on what I’ve read and enjoyed (or even what’s been recommended to me by trusted advisors) in 2015. To me, Bookmas goes beyond Christmas Day until the end of the holidays (January 3rd). If you have suggestions or recommendations for topics, please leave them in the comments.

Today’s theme is Favourite Book Covers

Sometimes you CAN judge a book by its cover … because they are so lovely that they deserve your attention. There are many, many more that I could have included, but here are twelve that immediately came to mind. Let me know some of your favourite covers below!


MacKay’s three dimensional images are created using shadowboxes and paper cut outs – stunning design, cover and within.

Vivid imagery that hints at the dark nature of the stoyr, while the storm clouds bring us back to the Grishaverse.

THE SHOE. That is all. mad miss

Winner of loveliest use of flowers on a cover for the year – this was a charming and unexpected gem of a book. fates and furies

Still a favourite – and the cover mimics the confusion and chaos within.

Klassen’s illustrations only heighten the tension in Oppel’s book about a changling child and a very determined older brother. EverythingEverythingCover-679x1024

Loved the cover for this, especially how it has the switch from white to colour, just like the protagonist. Furiously_Happy_just_front_jacket_faux.indd

Rory is everything, and Lawson’s second book does not disappoint. armada

Loved the stylised retro feel to Cline’s follow up novel, and the Space Invaders feel was a perfect match to the story. some things

Young’s ability to create tiny pieces of art for her books is perfectly captured in her miniature umbrella. Marvels

Selznick’s beautiful book spans generations and moves from the sea to the theatre, and the cover is a gorgeous example. the-fox-and-the-star

Waterstone’s best book of the year has a deservedly lovely cover, reminding me of an ancient tapestry.

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