Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover Issue 95: Historical 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 Retribution Rails by Erin Bowman, Huck Out West by Robert Coover, The Optickal Illusion by Rachel Halliburton, The Muse by Jessie Burton, The House on Vesper Sands by Paraic O’Donnell, The Boy In The Striped Pajamas by John Boyne, My Lady’s Choosing: An Interactive Romance Novel by Kitty Curran and Larissa Zageris, At The Table of Wolves by Kay Kenyon, A Well-Behaved Woman: A Novel of the Vanderbilts by Therese Anne Fowler, Dread Nation by Justina Ireland and The Radical Element by Jessica Spotswood.

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. Retribution Rails by Erin Bowman
02. Huck Out West by Robert Coover

03. West by Carys Davies
04. The Optickal Illusion by Rachel Halliburton

05. The Summer Wives by Beatriz Williams
06. So Much Life Left Over by Louis de Bernières

07. The Good People by Hannah Kent
08. The Muse by Jessie Burton

09. The House on Vesper Sands by Paraic O’Donnell
10. The Boy In The Striped Pajamas by John Boyne (Cover art by Oliver Jeffers)

11. My Lady’s Choosing: An Interactive Romance Novel by Kitty Curran and Larissa Zageris (Cover art by Alice Mollon)
12. Hell & High Water by Tanya Landman

13. Impossible Saints by Clarissa Harwood
14. Isadora by Amelia Gray

15. At The Table of Wolves by Kay Kenyon (Cover illustration by Mike Heath)
16. The Birdman’s Wife by Melissa Ashley

17. A Well-Behaved Woman: A Novel of the Vanderbilts by Therese Anne Fowler
18. Absalom’s Daughters by Suzanne Feldman

19. Demi-Gods by Eliza Robertson (Cover design by Kelly Hill, Cover art by James Rieck)
20. So Much Life Left Over by Louis de Bernières (Cover design by Kelly Blair)

21. Goblin by Ever Dundas
22. A Long Way From Home by Peter Carey

23. Dread Nation by Justina Ireland (Cover design by David Curtis)
24. The Radical Element by Jessica Spotswood (Editor)

25. To Die In Spring by Ralf Rothmann (Cover design by Oliver Munday)
26. Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson (Cover design by Milan Bozic)

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

2 responses to “Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover Issue 95: Historical Fiction (Part 9)”

  1. Kip Wilson says:

    Love these covers so much! Other favorite historical covers of mine include SALT TO THE SEA, JAZZ OWLS, OUTRUN THE MOON, and THE KENNEDY DEBUTANTE (that last one is coming out in October, 2018).

  2. I love all of these! I also love the covers for THE MINIATURIST by Jessie Burton, Z: A NOVEL OF ZELDA FITZGERALD by Therese Anne Fowler, and THE ALICE NETWORK by Kate Quinn. 🙂

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