The Best Book Covers of 2018

Book Jackets

You have been waiting all year for this moment and it’s finally here! Drum roll. It’s time to announce our favorite book covers of the year.

Do you ever buy a book because of its cover?

Do you ever just admire the book cover for its artistic qualities?

Regular readers of this website know that I make a list of the best book covers each year. 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:

2017 Best Book Covers

2016 Best Book Covers

2015 Best Book Covers

2014 Best Book Covers

2013 Best Book Covers

2012 Best Book Covers

2011 Best Book Covers

 


“In the old days, books had awful covers and marvelous content; nowadays, the opposite happens.” -Giacomo Leopardi

 


“If you cannot judge a book by its cover, surely we should not judge an author by one book alone?”-E.A. Bucchianeri

 


“If people don’t notice your cover or don’t connect with it, the author of the book next to yours will be very grateful.” -David Leonhardt

 


“Yet I have come to distrust book jackets calculated to prick desire like a Bloomingdale’s window, as if you could wear what you read.” -Lynne Sharon Schwartz

 

Here are the Best Book Covers of 2018:

Pillow Thoughts II: Healing the Heart by Courtney Peppernell

 

How Do Dinosaurs Learn to Read? by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague

 

Ink by Alice Broadway

 

In The Night Wood By Dale Bailey

 

American Hippo by Sarah Gailey

 

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

 

The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

 

Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman

 

Emily Windsnap and the Falls of Forgotten Island by Liz Kessler

 

Educated by Tara Westover

 

We Were the Lucky Ones: A Novel by Georgia Hunter

 

The Overstory by Richard Powers

 

Madness is Better Than Defeat by Ned Beauman

 

Empress by Ruby Lal

 

The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner

 

A Tiny Piece of Something Greater by Jude Sierra

 

Ocean Meets Sky by Terry and Eric Fan

 

The Map of Salt and Stars by Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar

 

Blue by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

 

Smoke And Mirrors by K.D. Halbrook

 

The Outsider by Stephen King

 

The Pisces by Melissa Broder

 

And, of course, this author is very proud of the design of his own book that came out this yearThe Book of Mistakes: 9 Secrets to Creating a Successful Future by Skip Prichard. I take zero credit for the design. The talented Jody Waldrup designed this cover.

The Book of Mistakes: 9 Secrets to Creating a Successful Future by Skip Prichard.

 

The version that is now out in Mexico looks rather cool too:

 

The book trailer is also awesome, if you haven’t seen it.

 

 

Have a great 2019!!!

 

 

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