The Best Book Covers of 2014

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I love books.  In fact, I think I must confess that I have abiliophobia, the fear of being without a book or at least something to read.

In recent years, my career has me surrounded with books whether in a library, a book warehouse, a bookstore or my home.  And what captures my attention? Book covers.

Book Covers Pull You In

Do you ever buy a book because you are attracted to its cover?  Book covers do that.  A well-designed book jacket stops you. Maybe makes you squint or smile or pause for a second. It calls you to pick up the book and look inside.

Each year, I make a list of the best book covers.  And, it’s not only fun, did you know that book covers also offer valuable leadership and goal setting lessons?  (Click here to read more.)

If you want to compare this year’s list with previous years:

2013 Best Book Covers

2012 Best Book Covers

2011 Best Book Covers

Drum roll, please.  Announcing the Best Book Covers of 2014.

 

2014 Book Cover List

 

Nobody is Ever Missing by Catherine Lacey

9780374534493

 

Bad Teeth by Dustin Long

9780544262003

 

The Fracking King by James Browning

9780544262997

 

Learning to Walk in the Dark by Barbara Brown Taylor

9780062024350

 

Euphoria by Lily King

9780802122551

 

The Vacationers by Emma Straub

9781594631573

 

The End – Or Something Like That by Ann Dee Ellis

9780803737396

 

Locomotive by Brian Floca

9781416994152

 

Crazy Busy by Kevin DeYoung

9781433533389

 

Friends Forever: 42 Ways to Celebrate Love, Loyalty, and Togetherness

9781426213687

 

In Case of Emergency by Courtney Moreno

9781940450261

 

Area X: The Southern Reach Triology: Annihilation; Authority; Acceptance by Jeff Vandermeer

9780374261177

 

Girl on a Wire by Gwenda Bond

9781477847824

 

The Way of Tea and Justice: Rescuing the World’s Favorite Beverage from Its Violent History by Becca Stevens

9781455519026

Leaving the Sea Stories by Ben Marcus

9780307739988

 

Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi

9781594631399

 

The Intervals of Cinema by Jacques Ranciere

9781781686065

 

100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith

9781442444959

 

Playing for the Commandant by Suzy Zail

9780763664039

 

Schizo: A novel by Nic Sheff

9780399164378

 

Ocean: A Photicular Book by Dan Kainen and Carol Kaufmann

9780761180517

 

Skippyjon Jones Snow What by Judy Schachner

9780803737891

 

 

The Man Who Couldn’t Stop: OCD and the True Story by David Adam

9781447259374

My Pet Book by Bob Staake

9780385373128

 

You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes: Photographs from the International Space Station by Chris Hadfield

 

9780316379649

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