Book Jackets

It’s no secret that I love books. Last year, I confessed to abiliophobia, the fear of being without a book or at least something to read. There’s little more concerning to me than being stuck somewhere with nothing to read.

Fortunately for me, my career has me covered. Whether in a library, a book warehouse, a publisher, a bookstore or my home, I always have several within reach.

Like most of us, a book cover captures my interest. I often pause and peruse books simply based on the graphic design.

Do you ever buy a book because you are attracted to its cover?  That’s the goal of every designer: to influence that moment and make you take action. Pick me up!

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.)

 

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

2014 Best Book Covers

2013 Best Book Covers

2012 Best Book Covers

2011 Best Book Covers

 

Without further ado, here are the Best Book Covers of 2015.

Destinations of a Lifetime: 225 of the World’s Most Amazing Place By National Geographic

9781426215643

The First King of Hollywood: The Life of Douglas Fairbanks By Tracey Goessel

9781613734049

 

The Laws of Cooking: And How to Break Them By Justin Warner

9781250065131

Living with a SEAL: 31 Days Training with the Toughest Man on the Planet By Jesse Itzler

 9781455534678

 

Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words By Randall Munroe

9780544668256

 

Trace: Memory, History, Race, and the American Landscape By Lauret Savoy

9781619025738

The Hundred Year Flood By Matthew Sales

9781477829547

 

Language Arts By Stephanie Kallos

9780547939742

 

Hold Still By Sally Mann

9780316247764

 

After the Parade By Lori Ostlund

9781476790107

 

When the Doves Disappeared By Sofi Oksanen

9780385350174

 

Church of Marvels By Leslie Parry

9780062367556

 

Hurry Please I Want to Know By Paul Griner

9781936747955

 

Look Who’s Back By Timur Vermes

9781623653330

 

The Room By Jonas Karlsson

9780804139984

 

The Seven Good Years: A Memoir By Etgar Keret

9781594633263

 

Satin Island: A Novel By Tom McCarthy

9780307593955

 

Rarely Seen: Photographs of the Extraordinary By National Geographic

9781426215612

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