Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover Issue 88: Literary Fiction (Part 8)

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 The Dogs of Littlefield by Suzanne Berne, The Château by Paul Goldberg, The Way Back To Us by Kay Langdale, The Afterlives by Thomas Pierce, A Life of Adventure and Delight by Akhil Sharma, The Italian Teacher by Tom Rachman, The Nothing by Hanif Kureishi, Still Lives by Maria Hummel, A Brave Man Seven Storeys Tall by Will Chancellor, The Friendly Ones by Philip Hensher, The Hearts of Men by Nickolas Butler and The Emissary by Yōko Tawada.

Please Note: I’ve done my best to credit the designers and artists responsible for the beautiful covers below, but was unable to find this information for a number of those listed. If you know of an uncredited designer responsible for any of these book covers, 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. The Dogs of Littlefield by Suzanne Berne
02. The Château by Paul Goldberg (Designed by Steven Seighman, Art by David Curtis Studio)

03. The Way Back To Us by Kay Langdale
04. The Invaders by Karolina Waclawiak

05. The Afterlives by Thomas Pierce (Design by Gretchen Achilles)
06. Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday

07. A Life of Adventure and Delight by Akhil Sharma (Design by Alex Kirby)
08. The Italian Teacher by Tom Rachman (Design by Jaya Miceli)

09. The Nothing by Hanif Kureishi (Design by Jamie Keenan)
10. Hollow by Owen Egerton (Design by Matt Dorfman)

11. Still Lives by Maria Hummel
12. The Word For Woman Is Wilderness by Abi Andrews

13. A Brave Man Seven Storeys Tall by Will Chancellor
14. The World Is A Narrow Bridge by Aaron Thier

15. The Friendly Ones by Philip Hensher
16. The Hearts of Men by Nickolas Butler (Design by Allison Saltzman)

17. The Hearts of Men by Nickolas Butler
18. The Emissary by Yōko Tawada

19. My Cat Yugoslavia by Pajtim Statovci (Design by Oliver Munday)
20. We All Love The Beautiful Girls by Joanne Proulx (Design by Jennifer Griffiths, Cover image by Ian Ross Pettigrew)

Now it’s your turn! What are some of your favourite Literary 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!

One response to “Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover Issue 88: Literary Fiction (Part 8)”

  1. I’m a total sucker for covers with bright rainbow colors. I’d probably pick up A Life of Adventure and Delight and The Italian Teacher on the strength of their covers alone. But really, anything multi-colored really catches my eye–I love the covers for The Way Back to Us and The Invaders as well. Fun post!

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