The Most Beautiful Book Covers Of 2018

Go ahead and judge these books by their covers.

1. The Ensemble by Aja Gabel

2. Circe by Madeline Miller

3. The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer

4. When Katie Met Cassidy by Camille Perri

5. Number One Chinese Restaurant by Lillian Li

6. The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

7. Severance by Ling Ma

8. Heads of the Colored People by Nafissa Thompson-Spires

9. Feel Free by Zadie Smith

10. Educated by Tara Westover

11. An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

12. Tell Me Lies by Carola Lovering

13. Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday

14. Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao

15. The Incendiaries by R. O. Kwon

16. Dog Symphony by Sam Munson

17. The Queen of Hearts by Kimmery Martin

18. A Long Way From Home by Peter Carey

19. The Pisces by Melissa Broder

20. Family Trust by Kathy Wang

21. The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner

22. The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson

23. The House of Impossible Beauties by Joseph Cassara

24. Cherry by Nico Walker

25. The Art of Gathering by Priya Parker

26. The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

27. Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi

28. Still Lives by Maria Hummel

29. The Seas by Samantha Hunt

30. Belly Up by Rita Bullwinkel

31. Heartbreaker by Claudia Dey

32. My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

33. Insomnia by Marina Benjamin

34. She Would Be King by Wayétu Moore

35. Welcome to Lagos by Chibundu Onuzo

36. You and I Eat the Same, edited by Chris Ying

37. America Is Not the Heart by Elaine Castillo

38. The Overstory by Richard Powers

39. Brown by Kevin Young

40. The Golden State by Lydia Kiesling

41. Census by Jesse Ball

42. The Infinite Blacktop by Sara Gran


Ben Denzer designed the cover of Female Persuasion. A previous version of this post misattributed the design.


Matt Vee designed the cover of The Feather Thief. A previous version of this post misattributed the design.

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