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Make Your Shelfies More Zen With These 10 Minimalist Book Covers

10 Minimalist Book Cover Designs

Reduce visual clutter on your shelves by showcasing books with more muted and minimalist designs like these.

10 Minimalist Book Cover Designs

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Do you ever get stressed when there’s too much going on in a room? I know I do! Even without kinetic elements like children running around screaming, the visual elements of a space can add a great deal of clutter to our minds and make it difficult to concentrate.

If this sounds like you, something as simple as reducing the number of patterns, lines, shapes, etc. in a space can really alleviate some of that visual tension. With that in mind, here are some book covers that have a lot less “going on” than standard book cover design.

1. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

2. Catch-22: 50th Anniversary Edition

3. 1984

4. Long Day’s Journey Into Night

5. Evicted: Property and Profit in the American City

6. Sourdough

7. Artemis

8. Manhattan Beach

9. The Power

10. Who is Rich?

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10 Beautiful Book Covers

10 Beautiful Book Covers

These beautiful book covers caught my eye.

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If you’re looking for inspiration on some beautiful cover design, you’re in the right place. Feast your eyes on these book covers and their creative use of form, typography, color, and pattern to tell their stories.

1. Holding Up the Universe


2. The Midnight Star


3. History Is All You Left Me


4. Caraval


5. Carry On


6. All the Bright Places


7. Every Last Word


8. American Street


9. The Upside of Unrequited


10. Eliza and Her Monsters

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10 Lush Green Book Covers

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10 Lush Green Book Covers

10 Lush Green Book Covers

Green is such a lush and refreshing color, don’t you think?

10 Lush Green Book Covers

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The smell of freshly cut grass. Rosemary, oregano, thyme. The way the light filters through leaves on a bright, sunny day. Green is the color of nourishment and new growth. So, feed your mind and balance out your shelfies with these lush green book covers.

1. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life


2. A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty


3. Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet


4. A Lady Awakened


5. Lost Memory of Skin


6. Alice, I Think


7. Darkest Hour


8. Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here

9.Frabbles

10.The Beautiful Ones

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10 Vibrant Orange Book Covers

10 Vibrant Orange Book Covers

These vibrant covers practically leap off the shelves.

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From tinges in the sunset to the citrus tang of everyone’s favorite breakfast juice, orange is a central part of our daily lives. It whispers of promise, of hope, and of vibrant life. From the ferocity of a tiger to the fluttering of the humble monarch butterfly, orange is highly versatile. Here are some vibrant orange book covers sure to add some zest to your shelfies.

1. A Feast for Crows: A Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones)


2. Fated


3. Walkaway

4. Bright Side

5. The Martian


6. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

7. Stay With Me

8. Huck Out West

9. I Was Told to Come Alone


10. A Mango-Shaped Space

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10 Electric Yellow Book Covers

These yellow book covers are electrifying.

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Yellow makes a bold statement. It stands out in a drab and dreary world. In the gray of winter, it can bring us a splash of sunshine and warmth. Bring this vibrant and powerful color to your bookshelves to brighten up your shelfies.

1. A Brief History of Seven Killings


2. Spilling Ink: A Young Writer’s Handbook

3. The Seven Good Years: A Memoir

4. Gold Fame Citrus

5. Swing Time

6. Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain

7. The Rest is Weight

8. Lost City Radio

9. Judge This

10. A Horse Walks into a Bar


What did you think of this list? Which covers did you love? Were there any that you disliked? Let me know in the comments below!

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10 Brilliant Book Covers

 

Sometimes design is better than good— it’s brilliant.

10 Brilliant Book Covers

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I adore eye-catching and clever book covers, don’t you? They spark the imagination. And you have to admire the creativity that goes into some designs. Here’s a list of book cover ideas that caught my attention.

1. This Tiny Perfect World

2. The Poet X

3. From Unseen Fire

4. The Summer of Broken Things

5. The Last to Let Go

6. You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone

7. The Astonishing Color of After

8. Anger is a Gift

9. Paradox Bound

10. Head On


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10 Shocking Purple Book Covers

10 Shocking Purple Book Covers

Purple is so royal.

10 Shocking Purple Book Covers
Purple. Lavendar. Lilac. Such a rich color range with so many possibilities. From the sweet and juicy purple of Concord grapes to the plush, velvety purple of royalty. This hue has quite a bit to offer.

Here is a list of ten covers that utilize the rich tint in inspiring and creative ways.

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Without further ado, let’s begin:

1. Across the Universe


This mystical cover makes use of deep purples and magenta. There’s also a hint of the cups/faces illusion which adds to the mind-bending feel.

2. Half-Blood


And there is no doubt that light purple and black look amazing together. The central flower has a smoky, ethereal quality to it. Hauntingly beautiful.

3. Smokin’ Seventeen


I love that the author’s name is Plum. This purple cover features a textured background almost like a satin sheet. And the 3-D numbers are covered in beads of water.

4. The Dark Divine


And here is another example of a cover that ties black, white, and purple together. The translucent and ribbon-like quality of the purple cloth draws the eye in toward the figure.

5. Fifth Grave Past the Light


This cover plays to purple’s haunting qualities. The gritty texture in the background, the smoke rising from the center to the silver skull necklace. Everything on this cover bodes of the supernatural.

6. The Sleeping Beauty Proposal


And here we have a more pastel shade. The interplay between lilac, white, and silver ties everything together neatly. The sparkles don’t hurt, either.

7. Club Dead


This cover reminds me of Bewitched and Dracula. (And yes, the story has vampires but no nose-twitching witch.) Again we see purple tied to a supernatural story.

8. Down the Darkest Road


And this cover displays a vibrant purple sunset (or sunrise?) along with a purple-tinted road. There is an air of spookiness and danger to this cover.

9. Odd Thomas


I love, love, love Dean Koontz’s writing. And this is a book I owned at one point. (It got lost in one of my many moves.) Once more, purple is used to hint at mysterious and mystical things. There’s an ephemeral sense to this cover that leaves one wanting to know more.

10. Stargazer


This reminds me of a heavily filtered photo from the 60’s, but there is something reminiscent of the 1920’s in the figure’s face. Also, I love the title’s font. Super fancy fonts can be dangerous because of legibility concerns, but, in my opinion, this balances the line between mood and legibility. Plus, look at all the sparkles!


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10 Beautiful Blue Book Covers

10 Beautiful Blue Book Covers

Blue is such a calming color.

10 Beautiful Blue Book Covers

Blue surrounds us in nature. From the sky to sparkling blue waters, this color offers a sense of expansiveness and tranquility. And here’s a fun fact: humans only started seeing blue relatively recently. So why not add some of this fresh, soothing color to your bookshelf?

Here are some book covers whose designs center on the lovely hue. (Also, there are affiliate links in this post. I earn commissions from them at no cost to you.)

1. Oh. My. Gods.


Well, this book cover certainly has a sense of humor! And the deep blue field really makes the white and pink pop.

2. The Fault in Our Stars

Maybe John Green is one of my favorite authors and Youtubers. And maybe I loved this book to bits. But the cover’s phenomenal, too. I enjoy the interplay between the black and white speech bubbles. And the chalky font scrawls out the title loud and proud. Also, it’s all nicely nestled into a field of blue.

3. Wonder

And this cover features a lighter shade as a background. And the color repeats on the figure, directly under the title. It certainly catches the eye (pun intended).

4. All the Light We Cannot See


Well here is a cover that drenches us in blue. And I like how it plays to the green end of the spectrum.

5. Boy Meets Boy


Now, I’m a sucker for minimalist covers. And this one really hits the spot. Simple but powerful. And the Valentine heart title? Perfect.

6. Infinity


Well, this cover definitely plays with dark and light. The blue-tinted rays of light pull us into the center.

7. Where’d You Go, Bernadette


Maybe the graphic design-y elements of the cover pulled me in. And the fact that this book popped up everywhere probably had something to do with it, too. Either way, another great blue cover!

8. Tomboy


And this memoir doubles as a graphic novel. (Or is a graphic novel doubling as a memoir?) The play on restroom signage here is quite clever.

9. Dairy Queen


Have I mentioned that I’m a sucker for silly book covers? The pun, the cow wearing a tiara, the sky. Perfect. It’s all simply perfect.

10. The Coldest Girl in Coldtown


And here is a cover with a drastically different mood. It goes to show how versatile blue can actually be!


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Well, these books are simply stunning.

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Have you ever tried to arrange your books by color? Rainbow shelves are all the rage these days and lots of fun to look at. But ordering books by color can present its own problems, as I recently discovered. Spines rarely feature one color. And what about spines with large text? Do you sort by the color of the text or the spine?

As you can probably tell, I attempted to create my own rainbow shelves. And the result?

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Well, it’s not perfect, but it’s certainly prettier than it was before. This week’s post is one of several focusing on book cover colors. While I can’t promise that the spines will be red, I can promise the covers are absolutely stunning.

And before I begin, 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. (Yay, thank you!) There isn’t any cost to you at all. Plus, you’ll have one more beautiful book for your growing collection. Win-win. Without any further ado, let’s dive in.

Stunning Red Book Covers

1. Sisters Red

This cover stimulates the eyes and the mind. First, the stunning use of red and black negative space creates two opposing figures. And then there’s the wolf. This cover is bold and brilliant.

2. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making


And this cover has a nostalgic appeal. (Also, I’m partial to dragons as you may have noticed.) The banners and border flourishes on this cover also add a nice touch.

3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 1


An oldy but goody. The bright red background with the alternating darker stripes on the spine is certainly stunning. And the 3-D effect of the note “taped” to the front is well done.

4. The Book of Blood: From Legends and Leeches to Vampires and Veins


First of all, the font on this cover is perfectly suited to the spookiness of its subject matter. But the stark contrast between the abundance of white space and the bright red blood dripping down from the top of the cover is definitely eye-catching.

5. Through the Woods


This stunning cover makes excellent use of negative space. And the limited color palette draws the eyes straight to the title. Excellent use of red as a highlighter.

6. A Court of Thorns and Roses


The background’s vibrant hue brings the focus to the center of this book cover. And the thorny vines sprouting from the title add a nice touch.

7. Me Before You: A Novel


Another great example of how well black, white, and red work together. The font is fluid but easy to ready. And the red background really adds a visual punch.

8. I Am Half-Sick of Shadows: A Flavia de Luce Novel


This cover begs so many questions. Why is the skeleton wearing an elf hat? I love the snow settled onto each letter of the title. The subtle gradient on the red background makes it feel like there’s a gentle spotlight on the title.

9. Scarlet


And here is a red-centric cover with a slightly wider color range. The red cloth’s fluid lines are striking and guide the eye from the title to the figure who is out of frame. This is a book that begs to be opened.

10. Scythe


This last cover makes great use of negative space to create the figure’s face. And the interplay between black, red, and cream creates an entirely different feel. Simply stunning.


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10 Gorgeous Book Covers

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These gorgeous book covers are a feast for the eyes.

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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.