It’s that time of year again! The time when I share all my favorite covers from the books I read!
Covers aren’t everything, obviously, but I do love a good one. So here are some
good amazing ones! I’m not going to talk about every single individual cover, but I’ll drop some thoughts I have here and there.
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*I’m sorry, I really wanted to credit all the cover artists, as I have in the past, but I’ve been struggling with finding energy/motivation and barely even managed to put this post together. If you’re interested in any of these artist’s/designer’s work, you can often find them in the first few pages of the sample on Amazon, sometimes the print sample rather than kindle, where copyright info is! Though unfortunately some publishers don’t include that.*
Grouping all the graphic novels together because they always look a bit different from other cover to me? Maybe it’s in my head. But I loved the art in all these, so it’s no surprise I love their covers too since they’re done by the artists! (Well, one is an anthology, so I didn’t love ALL the art, but the cover is still good!)
I grouped these together because they’re all pink, and I just thought it would be pretty 😄 Honestly pink is an underused color, it’s so nice. And these also just have lovely art styles and soft vibes.
Indie books with gorgeous covers, FTW! (Though these aren’t the only indie books on the list.) The first one is a little more scary, but these all also have soft vibes overall, which is fitting for the stories. Even the first, which has some darker stuff, has some softness too. Also, I know the Hymn of Memory cover was art done by the author!
These are the sort of badass, mysterious covers, and they definitely caught my attention and made me want to know more.
These have similar vibes and art styles to me, but obviously it’s one that I like. These are all gorgeous and have a bit of mystery or magic or edge to them while also conveying the romance.
I call these “people about to kiss (or already kissing).” Very creative, I know. Also not the only books on this list that could be in the group. But that’s because it’s a tried and true idea that works so well! I love seeing characters about to kiss, especially when the art is beautiful.
Ok I sorta ran out of similar covers to group together, but they’re still beautiful!
These two have a similar sort of layered 3D style and colors that really pop.
Last but most certainly not least, my ultimate favorites! The color and design on The Spear Cuts Through Water is just so eye-catching and bold and interesting. World Running Down has not only lovely art that stands out from what I usually see, it also has fantastic use of composition and big text and contrasting colors. (And it was an oil painting by the author himself!) And Spell Bound, also great use of color, nice font choice, beautiful art, and I love actually getting to see the characters as (hopefully) the author imagined.
Check out my other end of the year posts!
Gamer Musings: Top Ten Games I Played in 2023
Cover Love: Best Book Covers from Books I Read in 2023
Bookish Musings: Top Ten Characters from Books I Read and Games I Played in 2023
Bookish Musings: Top Ten Books/Series I Read in 2023 + Some Non-Bookish Things