top 5 tuesday: Favorite Book Covers

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the fantastic Bionic Bookworm.  This week’s topic:

OCTOBER 17 – Top 5 favourite book covers

Cheating a bit, but here we go:


Human Acts by Han Kang: This is one of my all-time favorite cover designs; I love the simple yet eerie imagery and I love the dissonance of the muted yellow.

The William Morrow covers of Agatha Christie‘s novels.  A few faves: And Then There Were None, Murder on the Orient Express, Endless NightSparkling Cyanide.  I’m obsessed with this series of covers and I’m slowly working on collecting them all…. I may go broke in the process but I’m having fun with it so far.


Running by Cara Hoffman.  This was a very strange little novel that I didn’t completely love, but I think the cover design is stunning – I love the Greek statues and the slightly off-tone primary colors.


The Vegetarian by Han Kang: I genuinely tried to narrow it down and choose only one Han Kang cover, but I love both of them so much.  I love how delightfully creepy this one is, and I love the bold red of the background.

The Kopp Sisters series by Amy Stewart: Girl Waits With Gun, Lady Cop Makes Trouble, Miss Kopp’s Midnight Confessions.  I love the old fashioned newspaper cover design and the use of bold colors.  And Constance Kopp’s no-nonsense expression in all of these images is pretty great.

What can I say – I’m pretty predictable.  Bold colors + some cool art design + clean font are the way to my heart.

What are some of your favorite book covers?

20 thoughts on “top 5 tuesday: Favorite Book Covers

    I especially love when the style is used for books that deliberately hearken to ~classics. These designs look a lot like some of the special redesigns done for classics, often with the B&N classic editions which use a lot of foil.
    The Hazel Wood:
    That Inevitable Victorian Thing:

    Also I love the book covers for both the Grisha and Six of Crows books. Leigh’s covers are exactly what I think YA fantasy covers SHOULD be. Stylish, sets the tone and shows something of the world, but NO FREAKING PEOPLE ON IT and no horribly awkward photoshopping.

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    • YES I love that type of design, I feel like I see that a lot more often with British editions of literary fiction, so I love when American covers do that thing. Simple and sleek and classy is the WAY TO GO.

      Agreed COMPLETELY re: Leigh, she’s the YA fantasy cover queen for sure. I feel like YA covers are either stunning artsy masterpieces or the most horribly garish things you’ve ever seen and there is no in between.


    • I don’t know what it is about it that I love so much either!!! It was a Netgalley read and I wish I’d liked it more so I could have an excuse to buy the physical copy…

      And thanks again for organizing it, I love this topic!

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  2. That edition of Human Acts is gorgeous! Those are the same Christie covers I’m slowly collecting as well. In fact, I had ordered one online and it arrived yesterday and THEY SENT THE WRONG EDITION. I was silently furious about it.

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  3. LOVE those Agatha Christie covers, they’re half the reason I want to read one of her books lol. And I love those Kopp Sister covers, they’ve always stood out to me whenever I see them.

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    • DANG I should have brought you some Christies!!! Though to be fair I don’t actually own a copy of And Then There Were None which is the one I usually recommend that people start with. But if you ever want to borrow any others HIT ME UP my current stash is pretty impressive hahahah


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