Although we’re not supposed to judge books by their cover, it still happens. A good cover can draw the shopper’s eye, and impart some feeling of what the book has inside. Perhaps it’s an atmospheric murder mystery, a grimly functional war story, or a breathtaking journey into another country. Any of those can conveyed by the right cover, and some books are worth savoring just for their cover art.
In no particular order, here are my ten favorite book covers from 2017!
1. On Bikes: 50 Ways the New Bike Culture Can Change Your Life, Amy walker
Facing a city in the sunrise, with a day of adventures ahead of us, this cover is warm, inviting, and optimistic. I think it’s incredibly effective at delivering the title.
The utter goofiness of the original movie and many of the stories here is captured rather well by this art.
3. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, Neil deGrasse Tyson
10. Empires of Light
This cover inspired this list; I checked the book out several times before reading it, and every time I was drawn back by the gloriously lit tower and the art-deco like font.