Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover–Issue Fifty-Six: Contemporary (Part 11)

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.

Two years. Fifty-six editions. We’ve come a long way, baby, and I can find no better evidence of this than today’s collection, which is officially the largest number of covers I’ve ever assembled in a single post. There have been a great number of exciting cover reveals over the last few weeks and, much to my excitement and delight, many of these have been for my favourite genre of all, contemporary and realistic fiction. While there’s something to be said for the importance and wonder of every type of story – the comfort and enchantment of romance, the thrill and intrigue of mystery, the magic and escapism of fantasy – for whatever reason none touch me as deeply as the paradoxically simple, but difficult, truths we’re forced to confront every single day of our lives and the novels willing to tackle them in honest and unflinching detail. Some of my favourite covers this week include Unforgivable by Amy Reed, Summer Of Supernovas by Darcy Woods, The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson, The Art Of Not Breathing by Sarah Alexander, One by Sarah Crossan, Will You Won’t You Want Me? by Nora Zelevansky, Lucky Few by Kathryn Ormsbee, Green Valentine by Lili Wilkinson, Exit, Pursued By A Bear by E.K. Johnston and Night Owls by Jenn Bennett.

01. Unforgivable by Amy Reed
02. Stars Melt To Milk by Brittany Touris
03. Summer Of Supernovas by Darcy Woods

04. Even If The Sky Falls by Mia Garcia
05. The Decent Proposal by Kemper Donovan
06. The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

07. This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! by Jonathan Evison
08. The Art Of Not Breathing by Sarah Alexander
09. Underwater by Marisa Reichardt

10. One by Sarah Crossan
11. Will You Won’t You Want Me? by Nora Zelevansky
12. The Square by Rosie Millard

13. Lucky Few by Kathryn Ormsbee
14. Things I Can’t Explain by Mitchell Kriegman
15. Green Valentine by Lili Wilkinson

16. Hector and the Secrets Of Love by François Lelord
17. American Girls by Alison Umminger
18. Cure For The Common Universe by Christian McKay Heidicker

19. Hector and the Secrets Of Love by François Lelord
20. Ask Me How I Got Here by Christine Heppermann
21. Exit, Pursued By A Bear by E.K. Johnston

22. Cut Both Ways by Carrie Mesrobian
23. Walk The Edge by Katie McGarry
24. The Baby by Lisa Drakeford

25. Night Owls by Jenn Bennett
26. A World Without You by Beth Revis
27. Frannie and Tru by Karen Hattrup

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

6 responses to “Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover–Issue Fifty-Six: Contemporary (Part 11)”

  1. I love the cover for FRANNIE AND TRU. And having read AMERICAN GIRLS (or in the UK– MY FAVOURITE MASON GIRL), it’s an interesting pick but I’m not sure it relates to the text. I love the UK version of NIGHT OWLS — I find the cover for her USA one so blah. Too bad it’s expensive to ship other editions.
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  2. Amanda says:

    I loved the cover for This is Your Life Harriet Chance – and it fit so well. I was so bummed I was too mad at the book to finish!

    So many pretty covers! I really like A World Without You the best I think!
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  3. THESE ARE ALL SO BEAUTIFUL – and I think I just added at least 75% of them to my Goodreads. These cover posts you do are always hard on my Goodreads to-read list, because I am such a cover whore and always end up wanting to read all these books with beautiful covers.

    I am completely obsessed with the cover of Morgan Matson’s new book and I cannot wait to add it to my M.M. collection.
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  4. Well, there went my TBR list! haha Thank you for all these lovely titles I got to add to my 2016’s.. so many beauties!! I’m really excited for all the coming contemporaries 🙂
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  5. Skyler Martin says:

    I now really want to read One

  6. Holly J says:

    Ooh, I didn’t see the one for Walk the Edge, and I really like it! I LOVE the covers of The Unexpected Everything, Night Owls, A World Without You, Ask Me How I Got Here (which I’d never heard before, so thank you!), and The Art of Not Breathing. I love these posts, Jen! 🙂
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