Best Book Covers


I am very guilty of judging books by their covers. I often peruse book shops and let a gorgeous cover magnetically pull me to it. Often enough, the cover is a good indicator of the content inside. Most recently I was drawn to Worn Stories. I’m also smitten by the three covers above. The Vacationers is written by my friend Emma Straub so I’m bias but I am beyond certain I’d be swooning over the cover whether or not I knew Emma. Nobody is Ever Missing is another stunning cover, one of many designed by the talented Charlotte Strick who I had the pleasure of working with on my illustrative series of illustrations for Rachel Cusk’s novel in issues 207-210 of the Paris Review (and here’s a great interview with her on it’s nice that). The Woman Destroyed cover by Peter Mendelsund led me back to his site which is a treasure trove of stunning work.

Buzzfeed included Emma and Charlotte’s covers in this great round-up.

4 Responses to Best Book Covers

  1. Jessica December 2, 2014 at 4:37 pm #

    Those are great covers…and I love the new look of the blog!

  2. Samantha Hahn December 4, 2014 at 12:11 pm #

    Thanks so much Jessica!

  3. shoko December 4, 2014 at 6:13 pm #

    wonderful covers! if i have a spare few minutes during the day, i love perusing bookstores just for the art 🙂

  4. Samantha Hahn December 5, 2014 at 10:14 am #

    Great minds think alike Shoko ; )

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