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The Most Beautiful Book Covers Of 2018

Go ahead and judge these books by their covers.

Posted on December 13, 2018, at 1:59 p.m. ET

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1. The Ensemble by Aja Gabel

Riverhead Books

Designed by Grace Han.

Get it from Amazon for $17.68, Barnes & Noble for $23.40, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.

2. Circe by Madeline Miller

Bloomsbury Publishing, Little, Brown and Company

Left: UK cover design by David Mann; Right: US cover designed by Will Staehle

Get it from Amazon for $16.42, Barnes & Noble for $16.42, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.

3. The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer

Riverhead Books

Designed by Ben Denzer

Get it from Amazon for $15.52, Barnes & Noble for $25.20, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.

4. When Katie Met Cassidy by Camille Perri

G.P. Putnam’s Sons

Designed by Lynn Buckley

Get it from Amazon for $16.51, Barnes & Noble for $22.50, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.

5. Number One Chinese Restaurant by Lillian Li

Henry Holt and Co.

Designed by Rick Pracher, illustration by Callie Deitrick

Get it from Amazon for $17.70, Barnes & Noble for $24.30, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.

6. The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

G.P. Putnam’s Sons

Designed by Sandra Chui

Get it from Amazon for $14.23, Barnes & Noble for $20.80, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.

7. Severance by Ling Ma

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Designed by Rodrigo Corral

Get it from Amazon for $17.68, Barnes & Noble for $20.80, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.

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

Atria

Designed by Rodrigo Corral

Get it from Amazon for $15.63, Barnes & Noble for $20.70, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.

9. Feel Free by Zadie Smith

Penguin Press

Designed by gray318

Get it from Amazon for $19.04, Barnes & Noble for $25.20, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.

10. Educated by Tara Westover

Random House

Designed by Barbara M. Bachman

Get it from Amazon for $16.80, Barnes & Noble for $17.83, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.

11. An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

Algonquin Books

Designed by Jaya Miceli

Get it from Amazon for $16.11, Barnes & Noble for $16.17, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.

12. Tell Me Lies by Carola Lovering

Atria Books

Designed by Donna Cheng

Get it from Amazon for $15.50, Barnes & Noble for $23.40, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.

13. Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday

Simon & Schuster

Designed by David Litman

Get it from Amazon for $23.40, Barnes & Noble for $11.77, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.

14. Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao

Flatiron Books

Designed by Keith Hayes

Get it from Amazon for $14.29, Barnes & Noble for $23.39, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.

15. The Incendiaries by R. O. Kwon

Riverhead Books

Designed by Jaya Micelli

Get it from Amazon for $17.09, Barnes & Noble for $20.80, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.

16. Dog Symphony by Sam Munson

New Directions Publishing

Designed by Joan Wong

Get it from Amazon for $9.56, Barnes & Noble for $13.46, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.

17. The Queen of Hearts by Kimmery Martin

Berkley

Designed by Colleen Reinhart

Get it from Amazon for $17.31, Barnes & Noble for $23.40, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.

18. A Long Way From Home by Peter Carey

Knopf

Designed by gray318

Get it from Amazon for $12.62, Barnes & Noble for $24.26, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.

19. The Pisces by Melissa Broder

Hogarth

Designed by Rachel Willey

Get it from Amazon for $17, Barnes & Noble for $22.50, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.

20. Family Trust by Kathy Wang

William Morrow

Designed by Mumtaz Mustafa

Get it from Amazon for $13.49, Barnes & Noble for $13.49, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.

21. The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner

Simon & Schuster

Designed by Peter Mendelsund

Get it from Amazon for $16.50, Barnes & Noble for $21.60, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.

22. The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson

Viking

Designed by Matt Vee.

Get it from Amazon for $20.91, Barnes & Noble for $21.96, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.

23. The House of Impossible Beauties by Joseph Cassara

HarperCollins

Designed by Sara Wood, associate art director at Ecco

Get it from Amazon for $21.76, Barnes & Noble for $16.87, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.

24. Cherry by Nico Walker

Penguin Random House

Designed by Janet Hansen

Get it from Amazon for $18.32, Barnes & Noble for $21.56, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.

25. The Art of Gathering by Priya Parker

Riverhead Books

Designed by Amanda Dewey

Get it from Amazon for $19.04, Barnes & Noble for $22.85, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.

26. The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

HarperTeen

Designed by Erin Fitzsimmons

Get it from Amazon for $14.81, Barnes & Noble for $15.65, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.

27. Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi

Grove Press

Designed by Ruby Onyinyechi Amanze

Get it from Amazon for $15.25, Barnes & Noble for $14.40, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.

28. Still Lives by Maria Hummel

Counterpoint

Jacket designed by Jaya Miceli

Get it from Amazon for $17.68, Barnes & Noble for $23.40, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.

29. The Seas by Samantha Hunt

Tin House

Designed by Diane Choette, illustration by Gemma Capdevila

Get it from Amazon for $13.56, Barnes & Noble for $17.96, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.

30. Belly Up by Rita Bullwinkel

A Strange Object

Designed by Kelly Winton

Get it from Amazon for $14.20, Barnes & Noble for $14.95, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.

31. Heartbreaker by Claudia Dey

Random House

Designed by Rachel Willey

Get it from Amazon for $16.81, Barnes & Noble for $23.40, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.

32. My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

Doubleday

Designed by Michael J. Windsor

Get it from Amazon for $15.28, Barnes & Noble for $18.36, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.

33. Insomnia by Marina Benjamin

Catapult

Designed by Nicole Caputo

Get it from Amazon for $12.89, Barnes & Noble for $17.06, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.

34. She Would Be King by Wayétu Moore

Graywolf

Designed by Kimberly Glyder

Get it from Amazon for $17.70, Barnes & Noble for $20.80, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.

35. Welcome to Lagos by Chibundu Onuzo

Catapult

Designed by Bill Bragg

Get it from Amazon for $17.10, Barnes & Noble for $23.40, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.

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

Artisan

Designed by Hubert & Fischer

Get it from Amazon for $13.36, Barnes & Noble for $17.96, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.

37. America Is Not the Heart by Elaine Castillo

Viking

Design by Matt Vee

Get it from Amazon for $18.36, Barnes & Noble for $24.30, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.

38. The Overstory by Richard Powers

W. W. Norton & Company

Designed by Evan Gaffney

Get it from Amazon for $23.47, Barnes & Noble for $17.49, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.

39. Brown by Kevin Young

Knopf

Designed by Jason Kernevich

Get it from Amazon for $18.36, Barnes & Noble for $24.30, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.

40. The Golden State by Lydia Kiesling

MCD

Designed by Rodrigo Corral, photographs by Jesse Heath

Get it from Amazon for $17.10, Barnes & Noble for $23.40, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.

41. Census by Jesse Ball

Ecco

Designed by Sara Wood, associate art director at Ecco

Get it from Amazon for $14.27, Barnes & Noble for $23.39, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.

42. The Infinite Blacktop by Sara Gran

Atria Books

Designed by Alex Merto

Get it from Amazon for $17.10, Barnes & Noble for $23.40, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.

CORRECTION

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

CORRECTION

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

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