Top Fifteen Favourite Illustrated Book Covers

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This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is the Top Fifteen Illustrated Book Covers.

When I first saw this week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic, I don’t think I could possibly have been more excited. Because if there’s one thing I think we all know by now, it’s that I have an undeniable weakness for a beautiful, well-designed book cover. That said, while there are a number of book cover design trends that I have a particular weakness for (i.e. Silhouettes, Typography, etc) there is absolutely nothing I adore more than an illustrated cover. I love them so much, in fact, that I was unable to limit myself to a mere ten choices this week. Oops! If only I were know for decisive decision-making, too…

As always, these choices are listed in no particular order.

1) Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

2) Saving Kabul Corner by N.H. Senzai

3) Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple

4) Tell The Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt

5) Landline by Rainbow Rowell

6) This One Summer by Jillian Tamaki & Mariko Tamaki

7) Love With A Chance of Drowning by Torre DeRoche

8) Bird by Chrystal Chan

9) I’ll Be There by Holly Goldberg Sloan

10) Mad Women by Jane Maas

11) How We Met by Katy Regan

12) Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce

13) The Teleportation Accident by Ned Beauman

14) Between Two Ends by David Ward

15) The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls by Claire Legrand

13 responses to “Top Fifteen Favourite Illustrated Book Covers”

  1. Carrie-Anne says:

    I love a good illustrated cover. It’s so much more imaginative and personal than some glossy cover models, and you know it’s really an act of love and care to take so much time to hand-craft a cover.
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  2. I’m a cover lover too. I think you’ve got some gorgeous choices on this list. I love the cover of Bird. So simple, yet so effective.
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  3. Oh some very pretty covers there 🙂 I like how the colours all kinda “go” too.
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  4. Ashley Norris says:

    I love illustrated book covers! I especially love Fangirl, Eleanor & Park, The Beginning of Everything, and the cover for Where’d You Go Bernadette.

    Great post! Here’s my TTT

  5. Bella says:

    Wonderful choices! I am a big fan of the illustrated cover trend too. I love the simplicity of This One Summer – I will have to check it out! Fangirl has another great cover, as does The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls.
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  6. I’ve always liked the cover for I’ll Be There. It’s so pretty with the colors and makes you wonder what the story is about.
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  7. Katie says:

    Oh man, illustrated covers are my FAVORITE! And these are some gorgeous ones. Good choice on featuring them for the list 🙂
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  8. Sarah says:

    This post has is giving me feelings…I am OBSESSED with it! Nicely done!! All of these covers are simply stunning and I honestly don’t know if I could choose one. Fangirl is a sentimental favorite because I LUURRVVVE that book and I always feel like I’m looking at myself when I see that image of Cath on the computer. Must be the hair…I’ve ALWAYS got a messy bun going on.

  9. I love all of these illustrations! Between Two Ends makes me want to learn more about the story, same for Tell The Wolves I’m Home. I think the reason I like the illustrated covers is because they come off as more thoughtful — instead of just plunking on a model, adding some Gaussian blur and calling it a day, someone drew out these pieces and colored them to pop! Also, I love your paintbrushes!
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  10. Frasier says:

    Your eye for covers is as always spot on. I always feel bad judging books by covers but some I can’t help but pick up because of the covers.
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  11. I looove illustrated covers! (They made my list, too.) This post looks so pretty!
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  12. I love how you kept your list to the top covers in a particular style! My list:
    http://fortheartofit.blogspot.com/2014/06/top-ten-tuesday-cover-trends.html
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  13. The original Sisters Red cover is one of my all time favorites. I was so sad when they changed it! I also love the cover to Tell The Wolves I’m Home. So good!
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