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:
Drum roll, please. Announcing the Best Book Covers of 2014.
2014 Book Cover List
Nobody is Ever Missing by Catherine Lacey
Bad Teeth by Dustin Long
The Fracking King by James Browning
Learning to Walk in the Dark by Barbara Brown Taylor
Euphoria by Lily King
The Vacationers by Emma Straub
The End – Or Something Like That by Ann Dee Ellis
Locomotive by Brian Floca
Crazy Busy by Kevin DeYoung
In Case of Emergency by Courtney Moreno
Area X: The Southern Reach Triology: Annihilation; Authority; Acceptance by Jeff Vandermeer
Girl on a Wire by Gwenda Bond
The Way of Tea and Justice: Rescuing the World’s Favorite Beverage from Its Violent History by Becca Stevens
Leaving the Sea Stories by Ben Marcus
Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi
The Intervals of Cinema by Jacques Ranciere
100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith
Playing for the Commandant by Suzy Zail
Schizo: A novel by Nic Sheff
Ocean: A Photicular Book by Dan Kainen and Carol Kaufmann
Skippyjon Jones Snow What by Judy Schachner
The Man Who Couldn’t Stop: OCD and the True Story by David Adam
My Pet Book by Bob Staake
You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes: Photographs from the International Space Station by Chris Hadfield