These gorgeous book covers are a feast for the eyes.

gorgeous book covers

On Pinterest, I get a lot of engagement from my Cool Book Covers board. And is it any wonder? With so many gorgeous book covers out there and eye-popping designs, some novels simply pin themselves. But I didn’t want to leave my blog audience out of the fun. Instead, I’m creating a weekly book cover list that you, too, can ogle to your heart’s content.

Full disclosure: there are affiliate links after this point. So, if you see a lovely book that you decide to purchase, I will receive a small commission. There isn’t any hidden cost to you, and you get one more beautiful book for your collection. Win-win, right? Great. Let’s dive in.

Gorgeous Book Covers

1. Replica

This cover features bright, bold colors. The front and back covers contrast each other (more on that later). Also, the typography is clear, clean, and has some shadow to create a sense of depth. Now, this book is designed unusually internally, as well. It can be read forwards or flipped backward and upside down. Rather than a true front and back cover, this book has two front covers focusing on the stories of two different characters. Creative, right?

2. Finding Audrey

The contrast between the blues in the alternating stripes and the vibrant yellow creates a beautiful clarity in this lovely book cover. It also uses negative space in a clever way so it is unclear where the figure begins or ends.

3. We Are All Made of Molecules

This book’s typography is fascinating. Made to look like a typewriter font, the edges are blurred as if the ink has bled over onto the page. Also, all the letters are lowercased, preparing the mind to think small. The mass of colorful circles almost look like cells under a microscope, and some have been playfully turned into faces.

4. It’s Kind of a Funny Story

Though a mere outline, the figure on this book is a stark contrast from the plain background. Within the confines of the figure, there is what appears to be a colorful city map. The hand-drawn style font of the title is squeezed in perfectly. So, this is definitely a gorgeous book cover.

5. Dumplin’

This is a fabulously minimalist book cover. The font is clean and simple. (Serifs need not apply.) And the central figure instantly draws the eye.

6. Under Rose-Tainted Skies

Look at those lush, watercolor-inspired strokes. And watch how the title subtlely changes colors. Even the not-so-caged bird seems ready to fly off the page.

7. Wishtree

This gorgeous book cover features a backlit tree, adding a suffused glow. And the touches of red ribbon against the blue-green of the leaves add visual interest.

8. Made You Up

Next, this grungy and gorgeous book cover caught my eye. The blues simply wash down the page interspersed with shadows and specks of light. Also, the figure stands out with the bright red lips and hair.

9. Autoboyography

And I absolutely love this cover. Probably because there’s a book inside of a book. (Maybe Inception is one of my all-time favorite movies. And I’m getting off track.) Therefore, this book cover is awesome. And I especially appreciate the shooting star that underlines the title. Well played.

10. They Both Die at the End

Well, what can I say? I love blue. And this gorgeous book cover really drew my attention. Maybe because it features a lovely cityscape. But it’s most likely because the grim reaper is hiding in the shadows. Did you see it before I pointed it out to you?

Which covers did you like? Are there any in this list you didn’t care for? Let me know in the comments below.


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