The 11 Best Book Covers of November
Bright Covers in a Dark Month
Another month of books, another month of book covers. In this dark and darkening month, we need some nice things to look at—here are some of my favorites:
A brilliant idea and execution for this fictional biography of Cary Grant.
With a title (and an author’s name) this long, what can you do? Turn it into an object—a star? a vortex?—and set it on a field, readability be damned.
Striking, alluring, and mysterious—but also more than that. “What mattered to me, was that the cover feature an Indigenous woman who could be Kari, who could be my mother, who could be me,” Wurth told Lit Hub. “Because let’s think, you and I, about how many times we’ve seen an Indigenous woman featured—sans stereotypical accoutrements—on the cover of a mainstream novel. Mexican Gothic. Black Sun. These are novels—and covers—I adore. But White Horse centers a photo of a real woman—whoever she is—who looks like she could come from a branch of my family.”
A memorable (if slightly terrifying, when you think about it) illustration only enhanced by the jumbo text treatment, and the way the fire licks at and encircles the title.
So simple and so lovely and so frank and so weirdly funny, just like Mayer’s poems themselves.
I love the use of text as adornment here—and what I can only describe as the restraint in this cover for a book at least partially about Prince.
The text treatment is doing a lot of energetic work here, but I’m particularly charmed by the color story. For whatever reason, this color green is rare on book covers; I always flag it when I see it.
German noir movie poster as book cover—with an update on the expected hypnotic swirl.
I love the delicacy and strangeness of this cover. The sense of looking through a microscope makes the title curious; it’s one of those book covers that makes you interested to know more.
A very precise cover: giving that queasy feeling you get when you’ve been on Instagram too long (don’t miss the story bar at the top), which is exactly what this book demands.
The book cover of the season! Just perfect in every way: striking, funny, almost cute. Chef’s kiss emoji, as they say.