Would you be surprised if I told you I actually had to think about this one?
The top five naked hardcovers on my bookshelves should be simple, right? Except I leave dust jackets on when I read them because they protect the book and I’m worried about losing them. Plus, most hardcovers naked are plain anyway.
Two of these books were no-brainers, but the others took some time to find. Hopefully, publishers will make an effort to make the naked hardcover of a book as pretty as they do the dust jacket.
My top five naked hardcovers are:
Heartless by Marissa Meyer
I received this edition of Heartless back when I was subscribed to Owlcrate and this was the first of their exclusive covers. Thankfully, the insides lived up to the beauty of its outside.
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
Probably the coolest cover on this list and one of the most hyped books of 2018 and I STILL have not read it yet. I need to get out of this weird slump first before it potentially ruins the experience for me.
A List of Cages by Robin Roe
Don’t let the cute starry cover fool you: A List of Cages will reach into your chest, rip your heart out, and then gleefully tear it into teeny, tiny pieces while you watch.
The Price Guide to the Occult by Leslye Walton
This one was easy: it was already a naked hardcover. It has a creepy feel to it that draws the eye, plus cool sprayed red pages.
Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E.K. Johnston
I almost forgot Exit, Pursued by a Bear had a pretty naked hardcover. It is periwinkle blue, with a tiny iconic quote from the book that the main character says to her best friend: “I love you.” “I know.”