Kick Butt Book Covers

Don’t judge a book by it’s cover. Yeah right. Can anyone honestly say that they don’t, before reading, do a little judging of a book based on the cover? I know I do. All the time.

What I don’t do is judge an author by their covers. Publishers are a different story. One of my favorite authors, has at times, not had the most flattering covers. It breaks my heart when a great book, has a dreadful cover.

Today, I want to take a second a celebrate some amazing book covers of books that I am dying to read.

I think that the cover to Raina Telgemeier’s Smile is one of the top 10 covers of all time (I smell a future Nerdy Book Club post), and early this week Raina did not disappoint when she released the cover to her upcoming graphic novel Drama.

Drama’s  scheduled release date: September 2012

I love everything Kate Messner writes, and I’ve been waiting impatiently for her to reveal the cover to her 2012 middle grade novel Capture the Flag. I was not disappointed.  I can’t look at the cover without asking myself tons of questions as to what the book is about.

Capture the Flag’s scheduled release date: June 1, 2012

Like the authors mentioned above, Tom Angleberger doesn’t need great covers to sell books. Thankfully, since he dropped the pen name of Sam Riddleburger, Tom’s covers have been lights out. I think the first cover is the one Amulet ended up going with, but love both of these Fake Mustache covers. It’s hard to believe that these covers were designed for the same book. Looking at them separately I would have predicted totally different stories.

Fake Mustache’s scheduled release date: April 1, 2012

Enough about covers. I’m off to read Wonder by R.J. Palacio. Have you seen the cover?



3 thoughts on “Kick Butt Book Covers

  1. All books I really want to read. Lately I rarely find myself wandering a bookstore or the library looking for books because I seem to know what I’m looking for and trust friends’ reviews more than the covers…but I do so totally love a great cover. Beauty Queens has an amazing cover!


  2. This would make an awesome Nerdy Book Club top ten list! I can think of some of the worst covers too. I think the best covers are the ones that do justice to the words beneath. Usually, if I am disappointed in a cover it is because it was misleading.


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