Favorite Book Covers of 2018

I wasn’t planning on doing a post like this but I saw Hannah and Aurora do it and it looked like such fun.  So here we go.  Favorite covers of 2018.

  1. Almost Love by Louise O’Neill (riverrun, UK): Not usually a fan of faces on covers but the muted colors are a good look.
  2. Social Creature by Tara Isabella Burton (Doubleday, US): Again, I usually hate the single eye on a cover look, but the smudged eyeliner takes this to another level.
  3. The Idiot by Elif Batuman (Penguin Press, US): Technically from 2017 but this feels more like a 2018 book so I’m including it.  This is probably my cover of the year to be completely honest.  It’s iconic, minimalist, and memorable, what more could you ask for.
  4. Self-Portrait with Boy by Rachel Lyon (Scribner, US): In contrast, this one is a bit busy, but the color scheme is great and this image fits so well with the content of the book.
  5. My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh (Penguin Press, US): Easily one of the most iconic covers of the year.
  6. Milkman by Anna Burns (Faber & Faber, UK): I just really like pink, what can I say.
  7. In Our Mad and Furious City by Guy Gunaratne (Tinder Press, UK): …… I just really like pink, what can I say.
  8. The Pisces by Melissa Broder (Hogarth, US): I don’t know if this is objectively pretty or if it’s so ugly it’s good, but either way I just adore this cover.
  9. Tin Man by Sarah Winman (GP Putnam & Sons, US): I’m easily won over by a bit of gold foil.
  10. I Am, I Am, I Am by Maggie O’Farrell (Tinder Press, UK): Probably tied with The Idiot for my favorite: I love anatomical hearts on covers (Hannah and I have a growing collection of heart cover books that we send each other that hopefully one day we will compile into a blog post), and this one is just stunning.
  11. The Queen of Hearts by Kimmery Martin (Berkley, US): Another clear frontrunner in the anatomical heart cover category.
  12. Sight by Jessie Greengrass (John Murray, UK): This composition!
  13. Vita Nostra by Marina and Sergey Dyachenko (Harper Voyager, US): A dramatic cover befitting the drama within very nicely.

What’s your favorite cover from 2018?  Comment and let me know!

28 thoughts on “Favorite Book Covers of 2018

    • Yes, that one is stunning! I wish I had liked the book enough to justify purchasing it, but alas, it was a 3-star read for me. So I shall just admire it from afar.


    • Good choice! I really like the Brinkley too, the font and color choices are so good. The Moshfegh is just SO striking. I need to buy that one just to have it on my shelves.


    • I’m happy to hear that! I don’t read a whole lot of YA which makes me an outlier in the book blogging community, but there is a lot of love for literary fiction in certain circles on here! Hopefully you’ll discover some new favorites!

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      • I do follow one blog that reads only classics, which I *love* because YA definitely takes center stage in the book blogging community. I haven’t really dabbled into literary fiction, though, so I’m looking forwards to all these new recommendations! 😊

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      • Very cool, I hope you find some new favorites! This is definitely a very YA-dominated space, and I respect that people are so passionate about YA but I do wish I could share that passion myself! Oh well, I’m happy over in my little literary/classics corner.

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