Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover–Issue Forty-Nine: Contemporary (Part 10)

“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.

I think we’re all familiar with the age-old adage “Don’t judge a book by its cover”. And you know what I have to say about that? Rubbish! Covers are an invaluable part of a book’s package. A truly great cover can tell you a lot about the novel contained within its pages. Book covers can also catch your attention and attract you to a novel you might otherwise ignore. So go ahead, judge a book by its cover – We all do it!

Over the last couple of months there have been a positively astounding number of cover reveals for forthcoming 2015 and 2016 releases. Even more exciting, the majority of these have been for novels in my preferred genre, contemporary and realistic fiction, a few of which I’ll be highlighting in today’s post. Some of my favourite covers this week include The Girl Who Fell by Shannon M. Parker, Cracked by Clare Strahan, Saving Montgomery Sole by Mariko Tamaki, All This Has Nothing To Do With Me by Monica Sabolo, Extraordinary Means by Robyn Schneider, Don’t Fail Me Now by Una LaMarche, For The Forest Of A Bird by Sue Saliba, The Distance From Me To You by Marina Gessner and Why We Took The Car by Wolfgang Herrndorf.

The Girl Who Fell by Shannon M. Parker ● Cracked by Clare Strahan ● Down From The Mountain by Elizabeth Fixmer

We Own The Night by Ashley Poston ● Saving Montgomery Sole by Mariko Tamaki ● All This Has Nothing To Do With Me by Monica Sabolo

Extraordinary Means by Robyn Schneider ● The Pause by John Larkin ● Painless by S.A. Harazin

The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness ● Don’t Fail Me Now by Una LaMarche ● Arkie’s Pilgrimage To The Next Big Thing by Lisa Walker

Damage Done by Amanda Panitch ● Just Visiting by Dahlia Adler ● Rules for 50/50 Chances by Kate McGovern

For The Forest Of A Bird by Sue Saliba ● The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes by Anna McPartlin ● When We Collided by Emery Lord

Has To Be Love by Jolene Perry ● The Distance From Me To You by Marina Gessner ● Why We Took The Car by Wolfgang Herrndorf

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!

5 responses to “Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover–Issue Forty-Nine: Contemporary (Part 10)”

  1. Chloe Lauren says:

    OMG WOW! These covers are absolutely gorgeous! I loved Why We Took The Car and that cover just fits it so well. The new Patrick Ness book also looks amazing! This is such an awesome idea! Love it 🙂
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  2. These are so many great covers! I love the one for The Girl who Fell and Just Visiting. Thanks so much for sharing!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian
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  3. Holly J says:

    I am in LOVE with the covers for Down from the Mountain, We Own the Night, Just Visiting, The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes, and When We Collided. But they’re all so pretty. Thanks for sharing! 🙂
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  4. Jumana says:

    These are gorgeousssssssss! Oh my god.. I need to own them all, seriously! Especially Extraordinary Means♥

    – Jumana @ Books by Jay
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  5. My goodness I adore these! I love Has to be Love, The Distance From Me to You, and The Rest of Us Just Live Here best of all- but honestly I don’t dislike any of your choices!! The other version of The Rest of Us Just Live Here is going to be glow in the dark too, so that is pretty fun! I think you’ve pretty much got all the contemporary ones that I like this year, these are fabulous!
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