Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover–Issue Thirty-Three: Contemporary (Part 6)

“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!

Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover is back and we’re taking yet another look at the covers of the contemporary genre! Again! I know, I know. It has been a couple of weeks since we last saw this feature on Pop! Goes The Reader. Frankly, after over thirty editions and an innumerable number of book covers, I must admit that it’s becoming increasingly difficult to compile enough covers to justify a post in any particular genre. That said, I’m always on the lookout for new covers and beautiful designs to celebrate, and today is no exception. Honestly? I think this might be one of my favourite posts yet! The illustrations, the saturation of colour, and the vast variety of fonts in this week’s post are nothing short of perfection. Don’t believe me? See for yourself! Some of my favourite covers this week include Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli, The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion, Shine Shine Shine by Lydia Netzer, Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan, I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson, Searching For Sky by Jillian Cantor, The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu and Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume.

Ghosting by Edith Pattou ● Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli ● Astonish Me by Maggie Shipstead

The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion ● Shine Shine Shine by Lydia Netzer ● Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

One Of The Guys by Lisa Aldin ● Searching For Sky by Jillian Cantor ● I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson

Cataract City by Craig Davidson ● The Furies by Natalie Haynes ● Unspeakable by Abbie Rushton

Flat Water Tuesday by Ron Irwin ● Since You’ve Been Gone by Anouska Knight ● The Appetites of Girls by Pamela Moses

The Honest Truth by Dan Gemeinhart ● Searching For Sky by Jillian Cantor ● The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu

Written In The Stars by Aisha Saeed ● My Best Everything by Sarah Tomp ● Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume

Deenie by Judy Blume ● The Boy Next Door by Katie Van Ark ● Friendship by Emily Gould

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!

3 responses to “Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover–Issue Thirty-Three: Contemporary (Part 6)”

  1. Woah, these covers are simply gorgeous! Adding most of them to my to-read list solely based on the covers. 😉

    Some of my recent fave contemporary covers are Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid, Starry Night by Isabel Gillies, John Green’s Paper Towns and A Thousand Pieces of You.
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  2. I think my favorite contemporary cover is ‘Fangirl’ by Rainbow Rowell. What I love about it is the simplicity and the color (I am talking about the original one with the mint green (is it considered mint green?) cover). I also enjoy the font on it.

    A recent favorite is Adi Alsaid’s ‘Let’s Get Lost.’ I think it fits the road trip vibe of the book well and the colors are pleasing to the eye.

    I think what I also like about these two books is that there aren’t stock photos of people on them. I get so tired of those kinds of covers.
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  3. Sandy S. says:

    Thanks so much for your post, so many great books.

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