When Shanah announced September’s topics and I saw this on the list, I realized three things.
- I have never done a post specifically on book covers on my blog before, or none that I can recall.
- I don’t do posts dedicated to book covers because I have no idea how to critique them or give an explanation as to why I like them so much.
- I am not a fan of most of the book covers I’ve read so far in 2019.
In the initial draft of this post, I was going to focus on book covers of books I had bought so far this year, though the majority of them I have not read. Only that turned into a post with more books than I had the time to write about.
Aside from not loving most of the covers, a lot of the books I have read this year I got out of the library. In most cases, I don’t own copies yet. That was part of the reason I initially focused more on the books I bought this year.
Most of these will I buy eventually, or maybe ask as presents for Christmas. I am currently on another book buying ban that might last for the rest of 2019.
Until then, here are my favorite book covers (so far) of 2019:
Marina by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
I love the hardcover copy of Marina, as it fits the creepy yet romantic atmosphere of the novel. Sadly, it’s one of the books I don’t own yet.
Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
After the fail that was Illuminae for me, I had no intention of reading Aurora Rising. I confess, besides the synopsis, I was drawn in by the cover. I love this particular shade of purple.
A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi
If I had to pick one of the prettiest books I own, it would be A Crown of Wishes. I love the color scheme and the mysteriousness of the girl riding on the horse.
Vicious by V.E. Schwab
I had known about Vicious for years, never bothering to buy my own copy or reading it from the library. Not until the reprint of the cover. And, as far as I’m concerned, it was worth the purchase. It fits the story way better than the original did.
Invisible Ghosts by Robyn Schneider
Another book on this list I don’t own yet, the Invisible Ghosts cover gives off a cheerful kind of sadness. If you have read the book, you might understand what I mean.