What is your favorite cover art?
Shark by Will Self (British edition)
Chip Kidd’s covers are always interesting.
The bird girl statue that was in I believe the Bonaventure cemetery in Savannah was featured on the cover of a non fiction book called Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt. It was about the murder of a male hustler in the old Johnny Mercer house. Who did it was never in doubt but the eclectic cast of characters made this non fiction book read like an unputdownable novel. To this day one of the most enjoyable reading experiences I ever had.
i had forgotten all about this book! thank you for posting.
p.s. i read it while on a 3 month contract in Augusta, GA.
Did you take the tour in Savannah? I was at a used book sale and bought a copy a few weeks ago. I lent my copy to a friend who never returned it. I read it more than once when it wad first out, it begs a re-read !
@Andrea yes i went to Savannah during that time. Yes, i looked for and found the statue.
@Andrea 2000. like i said, i had forgotten all about that book. as i’m sure you know, it was controversial in Savannah as several of the people in it are alive and well. and not portrayed in the best light.
@EN and then the movie didn’t make it any better.
One of my favorite books.
i think i’ll re-read it.
I’m going to. I remember just enjoying it to no end.
I love this one because the “books” glow in the dark, which I found out after reading it one night and wondering what was glowing. ?
darn i read that and never found that out
His recent book, “Sourdough” also has a cover that glows in the dark. If you liked Mr. Penumbra you will enjoy “Sourdough” as well. Very quirky and whimsical.
will do thx
Yay! I’ve only read it via e-book (a couple of times), so I didn’t see the glow-in-the-dark effect of the cover…but a bigger Yay is that Sloan has written another book!
I loved both, but I did feel sourdough had a better ending. Loved it!
@Linda I read it and never saw that either.
Birth of Venus
Loved this book by Sarah Dunant! Her others are good too, but I think this is her best so far.
So lovely. I bought this book for the cover art. Haven’t read it yet, but I pick it up and look at it sometimes.
The art throughout the book is beautiful too. The story is very good and a very fast read.
Any book from McSweeney’s, Dave Eggers publishing company, they are all gorgeous.
Can’t pick one but I can tell you the cover makes or breaks if I choose the book…if it remotely looks Harlequin Romancey it’s OUT
Looks like someone in the WH
This is better looking
Loved the book and it’s cover
The Great Gatsby
That Way Lies Camelot.
I’m drawn to covers that make me snicker – like books by Sarah Vowell or Tina Fey. I also love antique or vintage covers, that evoke a cozy or nostalgic feel. Any cover on a J.R.R. Tolkien book, is a favorite.
Some of these, although I don’t think they are actually used as covers. The Pride & Prejudice is very nice. https://creativeaction.network/collections/recovering-the-classics
I like the True Blood Art
The cover of the book I’m currently reading is quite beautiful:
CAMERAlot the digital book.
The Night Circus
Yes, j loved the cover of NIGHT CIRCUS, but sorry, did not like the book at ll.
Just tagging this post. Will post a picture of a cover I like later when I’ve got the time… Today’s task is spring cleaning.
This cover art from Ray Bradbury’s The Halloween Tree. So deliciously spooky! (Check out the tree)
I don’t really have one, I just want to see the replies. ?☕
I like the new Dune cover! Very modern-looking.
Great Book/Great Cover!
I have not gotten this, but I want to. It’s gorgeous!
I actually haven’t read this book, but I have always admired Frazetta’s work, e.g., for the “Conan the Barbarian” series, and the image on this book, “The Death Dealer” is my favorite picture by Frazetta. It was reprised for a cameo appearance in “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.”
Ray Bradbury. Not a big fan but this old cover I find haunting.
Circe. This photo doesn’t do it justice,
I picked this one up because of the cover and am so glad I did. It’s such a funny book!
This so perfectly reflected the story line. The old worn door forming a cross. The back cover is bordered by a double wedding ring quilt pattern reflecting the two marriages of the protagonist. Perfect!
The girl with the pearl earring.
The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd.
My grandmother’s copy of Little Women
Tin Man has a beautiful cover!
You must be logged in to post a comment.