The Best Book Covers of 2018

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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.)

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






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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