The 10 Best Book Covers of November
A Nice Row of Palate Cleansers
Another month of books, another month of book covers. Here are my favorites from November—an elegant and controlled group, on the whole, to offset the traditional American month of excess.
There’s nothing that new about this tonal bisected style for nonfiction, but this version, with the two walking figures, is so clean and energetic that it caught my eye.
Another bisected cover, in an entirely different way. I’m a sucker for these vintage illustration collages, I have to say. (Also I’m a poet, apparently.)
There is a simple, sad elegance to this cover that I just love.
“I love how Will Staehle’s cover instantly conveys two of the novel’s dreams—on the left, a ghostly vision of forgotten history (a scene from the 1901 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo), on the right, a glimpse of fevered possibility (one of my characters is a science fictioneer),” Park told Lit Hub. “The fonts rock. Subtly threaded in gold is the title, translated into the language of my ancestors—Korean—something I never would have dreamed to suggest, but which ties it all together. I asked if my Korean name could be woven in as well, and there it is, three syllables only my family knows. I actually still can’t look at this without crying.” Read more here.
The power of the crop!
What do you do with a title like Happy? I guess if you’re Alex Merto, you just lean allllllll the way in.
Clearly the correct text treatment, among other things.
This one is very beautiful, in my opinion, with wonderfully surprising text and color choices.
I love a good text cover—this one is giving “magical life-changing book that you found in a corner in the library” vibes.
What a font, what a mood.