Top Ten Favourite Eerie or Atmospheric Book Covers

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This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is the Top Ten Favourite Eerie or Atmospheric Book Covers.

Top Ten Tuesday participants were given a little latitude in regard to this week’s topic, the only caveat being that our choice be Halloween-themed. It should therefore come as little surprise that I decided to take this opportunity to discuss one of my favourite topics of all – book covers! I know, I know. I’ll give you a minute to recover from the shock. In all seriousness, the design of a book’s cover can convey and accomplish a great deal, and the designers of today’s covers are to be commended. Below, please find a list of what I consider to be ten of the most beautifully eerie or atmospheric covers on the market today.

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

Doctor Sleep by Stephen King ● Through The Woods by Emily Carroll


Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce ● Sharp Teeth by Toby Barlow


You by Caroline Kepnes ● The Cavendish Home For Boys And Girls by Claire Legrand


The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd ● After The Woods by Kim Savage


Ten by Gretchen McNeil ● Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma

What are some of your favourite spooky, eerie, or atmospheric book covers? Let me know in the comments – I would love to hear from you!

14 responses to “Top Ten Favourite Eerie or Atmospheric Book Covers”

  1. Bekka says:

    The artwork on the inside of Through the Woods is even more beautiful than the cover, if you can believe it. I also love the cover of Imaginary Girls – it’s what drew me to the book in the first place and through it I ended up discovering one of my all-time favorite authors. Covers are important!
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  2. I’m loving all the reds this week. Red and black alway feel atmospheric on a book cover. Great picks!
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  3. Mary Jane says:

    We have a pretty similar topic this week… although the book covers you chose looks really beautiful! After the Woods, in my opinion, is the prettiest among the bunch.

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  4. Oh man all those covers are beautiful – I could so see myself buying them all just because of the covers! Sisters Red is especially striking.
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  5. I love the cover for Imaginary Girls. I’ve actually never heard of that one before and had to look it up on Goodreads. It sounds quite creepy and I love books that involve sisters. One of my personal favourite eerie covers is The Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters. To be honest, all her covers are creepy and wonderful.
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  6. Jen, great picks. These are all so moody–especially Imaginary Girls. That always creeps me out as a cover (and ha– so does the book)! Happy Tuesday!
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  7. I love book covers too! There are three here that really stand out: Sisters Red, After the Woods & Imaginary Girls. They are stunning. Happy Halloween.
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  8. Dawnie says:

    Beautiful covers!
    Who doesn’t love those?
    I just hope that most of those books are as beautiful as their covers!
    Wonderful list 🙂
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  9. Alexa S. says:

    The cover for Doctor Sleep always creeps me out! It just makes it look like such an intense, nerve-wracking tale. (I’ve got it on good authority from my husband, who says this is his favorite Stephen King novel, that this is the case!)
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  10. Great picks! I really want to try You and The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls.

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  11. I completely agree on Through the Woods and Imaginary Girls. Those are two of my favorite books. I also love the cover of The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff. Very spooky!
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  12. Carrie says:

    those are some very intriguing covers, even if scary books aren’t really my thing! 🙂 My TTT
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  13. Sara Strauss says:

    These are amazing! I love the cover for Through The Woods!
    ~Sara
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  14. Tasya says:

    The cover inside through the woods is much more beautiful, and it also has creepy stories! My favorite is through the woods cover. Absolutely beautiful.
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