Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover Issue 87: Non-Fiction (Part 9)

Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover is a regular feature on Pop! Goes The Reader in which I pay tribute to some of the best and brightest the publishing world has to offer in the way of book cover design. This feature is inspired by Katie’s feature Cover Love on her blog One Page At A Time. The idea is being used with her gracious permission.

Some of my favourite covers this week include Bolshoi Confidential: Secrets of The Russian Ballet From The Rule of The Tsars To Today by Simon Morrison, What Would Dolly Do?: How To Be A Diamond In A Rhinestone World by Lauren Marino, The Secret Lives of Color by Kassia St. Clair, Hands: What We Do With Them and Why by Darian Leader, Priestdaddy by Patricia Lockwood, Ma’am Darling: 99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret by Craig Brown and Life In The Garden by Penelope Lively.

Please Note: I’ve done my best to credit the designers, artists and illustrators responsible for the beautiful covers below whenever possible. If you know of an uncredited contributor responsible for any of these designs, please let me know and I would be happy to include proper attribution in this post. Their work is lovely and deserves to be credited.

01. Rock ‘n’ Radio: When DJs and Rock Music Ruled The Airwaves by Ian Howarth (Design by David Drummond)
02. Bolshoi Confidential: Secrets of The Russian Ballet From The Rule of The Tsars To Today by Simon Morrison (Design by Jo Walker)

03. Running Up That Hill by Vassos Alexander
04. My Life With Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues by Pamela Paul

05. What Would Dolly Do?: How To Be A Diamond In A Rhinestone World by Lauren Marino
06. The Secret Lives of Color by Kassia St. Clair

07. Things Are What You Make Of Them: Life Advice For Creatives by Adam J. Kurtz
08. Hands: What We Do With Them and Why by Darian Leader

09. Sweet Spot: An Ice Cream Binge Across America by Amy Ettinger (Design by Cassandra Garruzzo)
10. A Secret Sisterhood: The Literary Friendships of Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot, and Virginia Woolf by Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney (Design by Jackie Shepherd)

11. Priestdaddy by Patricia Lockwood (Design by Rachel Willey)
12. Alone: Lost Overboard In The Indian Ocean by Brett Archibald (Design by Hewer Text)

13. Cigars by Nicholas Foulkes
14. Ma’am Darling: 99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret by Craig Brown

15. The Wood: The Life and Times of Cockshutt Wood by John Lewis-Stempel
16. Life In The Garden by Penelope Lively

17. Dying by Cory Taylor
18. Orchid Summer: In Search of the Wildest Flowers of the British Isles by Jon Dunn

Now it’s your turn! What are some of your favourite Non-Fiction covers? Did I list one of your favourites here or is there one I forgot that just has to be included? Let me know in the comments!

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