I am such a sucker for a gorgeous book cover! I am actually taking a course right now called The Introduction to Book Design. Coincidentally, our discussion topic this week is to share the most beautiful book cover we have come across lately. Could the timing for this week’s Top Five Tuesday be any better? Another discussion question is to share the ugliest cover we have come across lately… and I am struggling with that one! Any suggestions?
With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo
With the Fire on High is by far my favourite cover of the year. It is so beautiful and I love everything about it. The illustration of Emoni is stunning and really brings her to life. I am loving the trend of having illustrations of the characters on the cover. The fruit that surrounds her is also a nice touch. The burgundy colour of the cover is also unique! And let me tell you, the story inside is just as, if not more, gorgeous!
Wilder Girls by Rory Powers
There is something so striking and haunting about the cover of Wilder Girls. It really makes you wonder what is going on in this story. It is a shame that I have heard so many mixed things about the story itself, but this cover alone tempts me to still give it a chance!
The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
The cover for The Unhoneymooners captures the vibe of the story so well! This is by far the best of the Christina Lauren book covers. One of my favourite things about this novel was the setting, which this cover certainly reflects. I need to read more books set in Hawaii! I have also come to the conclusion that I am a sucker for a bright yellow cover.
Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield
The more I look at the cover of Once Upon a River, the more I appreciate it. This is the book that I plan to read next and the cover itself intrigues me. How does the swan come in to play? I love that the neck of the swan is made to look like a river and that the title flows in the way that it does. I love the covers of all of Diane Setterfield’s novels- The Thirteenth Tale being one of my all time favourites!
Let Me Hear a Rhyme by Tiffany D. Jackson
Is there a more fun cover than this one?! I knew I wanted to read Let Me Hear a Rhyme as soon as I saw it! I need to make it a priority because I have only heard amazing things. What I love most about this cover is that it has a total 80s vibe. There is a lot going on but it just works. This might be my favourite typography ever- it really tells you something about the story inside!
I would love to know what you think of these covers and what is your favourite cover on the year!
71 thoughts on “Five 2019 Book Covers I Love”
I love the cover for wilder girls. Great list.
Thank you! There is something so eerily beautiful about that cover b
Once Upon A River and With The Fire On High are GORGEOUS😍😍
They really are!
With the Fire on High is one of my favorite covers ever. It’s wonderful. Great list!
I completely agree!
I am obsessed with the cover of With the Fire on High and I can only hope that I love the story just as much when I finally read it!😍
I thought that the story inside did the cover justice!
All great choices!
Let’s be fair … who ISN’T a sucker for a good book cover? I’ve honestly bought books SOLELY because of the cover … thank gosh most of them were good ha-ha!
I can’t wait to read “With the Fire on High” … I bought it and it’s so beautiful! I want to make sure I will like “Wilder Girls” and “Once Upon a River” before I buy it. I think they’re stories I will enjoy based on reviews I’ve seen.
So have I! It usually pays off!
I think you will love With the Fire on High. I feel the same about Wilder Girls- love the cover but I have heard mixed reviews.
I hope so! It’s a book about food … what’s not to love?! 😉
I love the cover for Wilder Girls and nearly didn’t pick it up due to recent reviews. I’ve just finished it and enjoyed it so much. Definitely give it a go. Creepy and beautiful!
That is so good to hear. Thanks!
These are all great covers! I’m a sucker for a book cover too. I especially love covers with starry skies on them for some reason? haha
I love that too! We need more books with covers like that!
Great picks! I love the covers for With the Fire on High and Wilder Girls. Both are probably my favorites.
They are stunning, especially in person!
They are all pretty, but my absolutely favourite is Wilder Girls. Also, The Unhoneymooners is full pf positive energy with that yellow!
I love the cover of Let Me Hear a Rhyme. It’s beautiful. Great picks, btw.
Thank you! It is so fun, isn’t it?!
I haven’t heard of Let Me Hear A Rhyme but the cover is really fun! Awesome list!
Thank you! Such an 80s vibe- I love it!
Great list. I love the cover for Once Upon A River, which incidentally is my next read! My favourite cover of 2019 is The Familiars.
That is awesome because I plan to pick it up soon as well! I just saw The Familiars cover.. it is everything that I love in a cover design.
Great selection! The Wilder Girls cover is one of my absolute favourites as well.
It is so striking!
I love your choices! I really thought about putting Wilder Girls or Let Me Hear A Rhyme on mine, too. I love those.
Thank you! Such great covers. I think YA has the best covers.
You’re welcome. I agree, they do. I’ve seen some really nice MG ones, too. But overall, definitely YA.
I love these covers! Especially the wilder girls’ cover!
Me too! So hauntingly beautiful!
Wow! Wilder Girls is a masterpiece of illustration!
These are all such gorgeous covers! I love the trend of characters on covers too 🙂 Graphic design is so cool and the artists are so talented. I’m happy this topic went along with your class
I really should follow more cover designers. It is a shame they don’t receive more attention!
Yeah, that’s so true. I follow a few children’s book artists and they’re very talented, it’s nice to see the creativity
My favorite cover so far of the year is Night Tiger
It does have a stunning cover and it is high on my TBR!
I’m not one to swoon over covers but Tiffany Jackson forever! And Wilder Girls was probably my favorite book of the summer fling.
Yes! I can not wait to read Let Me Heat a Rhyme!
I cannot wait to hear what you think!
I love the cover for my latest read, Midnight at the Wandering Vineyard by Jamie Raintree, It also always makes me want a glass of wine! haha
I just looked it up and it’s gorgeous! I’m so tempted to read it for the cover alone. Are you enjoying it?
I did enjoy it. I have a full review on my blog if you’re interested http://www.katiethelibrarian.com But I definitely read it mostly for the cover too!
I loved the Unhoneymooners too, but thanks for making me look at the cover!
It’s such a fun book with a a cover that matches the story perfectly!
I read it on Libby so I guess I never saw the cover
Great list. 🙂 I liked the cover of The Unhoneymooners.
Me too! It is so bright!
With the fire on high is also on my list, it is gorgeous! And wilder girls is so beautiful as well!
They were the two covers that instantly came to mind!
They are all so pretty 😍😍😍
With the Fire on High is an incredible cover, and so aesthetically pleasing!
I also added Wilder Girls to my list, because the art style is so beautiful and I’m so in love with it💕.
Those two covers are probably my favourites! There is something so unique about the cover of Wilder Girls.
Great picks! I love the covers of these books. I was a bit disappointed with the Wilder Girls story, but the cover is still pretty amazing.
I have heard mixed things about Wilder Girls! It is too bad because the cover is so great.
Love the cover of Let Me Hear a Rhyme.
Me too. It’s so fun!
Love these covers too! Especially the one for wilder girls!
It is so haunting and unique!
Totally agree! All of these covers are so stunning, I especially love Wilder Girls!
Wilder Girls is probabl the most loved in the comments and I totally understand why!
These are all beautiful choices. I love the colours of With The Fire On High and Wilder Girls is just so stunning yet haunting. I can totally see what you mean about how well the swan doubles as a river too, it’s so clever.
As for bad covers what always comes to mind for me is The Graces by Laure Eve. The American cover is gorgeous and the original UK one was fine but the newest is just… amateurish tbh. Idk it just really bothers me when the US cover is so pretty and the UK one is literally just the title /:
Stunning and haunting is the perfect way to describe the cover of Wilder Girls.
I can totally see what you mean about the new UK cover for The Graces. I am always fascinated by the differences between US and UK covers. It is strange in Canada because we never know which one we are going to get!
I really don’t know why they changed that one. But yes I always find seeing the differences fascinating too and love looking at all the different covers that are around. I didn’t realize that you got a mixture of the two in Canada though.
They all look amazing! <3 Excited to read these
I have read three of them and the stories are just a good as the covers!
I’ve read With the Fire on High months ago and loved it! I’m especially excited to read Unhoneymooners and Wilder Girls! I’ve only heard good things about these 🙂