Our Favourite Book Covers of 2017

Hey Savvy Readers! The end of the year is fast approaching and we’ve had a lot of great books to judge by their covers. While we still have more in store before 2017 comes to a close, check out our favourite book covers of the year so far!

The Lonely Hearts Hotel

The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O’Neill

There is an elegance and glamour in this cover that contrasts with the melancholy mood evoked by the title. It begs to be opened and read with tenderness. This cover is truly a work of art!

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Wicked Like a Wildfire by Lana Popvic

So gorgeous and so colourful! This cover is so beautiful I want to hang it on my wall!

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Miss You by Kate Eberlen

The details in this “patchwork quilt” like view of two people going about their lives are stunning. I just have to know if they ever end up in the same place at the same time.

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The Alice Network by Katie Quinn

This cover is stunning and suspenseful from the first glance. Is the woman arriving or leaving because of the war? Will she come back? And will she be the same? Also, am I the only one who wants that hat?

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The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

Eighteenth century portraiture with a Twenty-first century twist; the elegance of the portrait is juxtaposed beautifully with the playful doodles and graffiti like font. You just know you’re in for a wild ride!

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Attack of the 50 Ft Women: How Gender Equality Can Save the World by Catherine Mayer

The updated take on the poster for the cult-classic film is edgy for this nonfiction title. This is the embodiment of female empowerment!


Obsession by Amanda Robson

So simple but so creepy! Perfect for a thriller. That sinister blood orange curtain is so eye catching! What’s behind the curtain…and do I want to find out???

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The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry

Oh so colourful and oh so gorgeous! I need to pick this up and know more.


York: The Shadow Cipher by Laura Ruby

An exquisite vision of New York City and the title blends in so seamlessly with the rest of the skyscrapers. Who wouldn’t love a view like that? You just know you want to read it to find out more!

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Dividing Eden by Joelle Charbonneau

You can practically feel the thick, black ooze dripping down the throne!! You just know you’re in for a battle between the forces of good and evil.

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Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

Three words for this cover: bold and beguiling. The black magpie pops out (or should I say flies off?) the red background and reminds me of classic mystery novels. And does anyone else need to know what those symbols mean?

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Goodnight from London by Jennifer Robson

I have so many feelings about this cover; it just screams tragic War era romance. Is the couple embracing for the last time? Will they ever see each other again? Will they survive the war? Will I be a sobbing wreck? Answer to that last question: most likely.

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The Bad Seed by Jory John illustrated, by Pete Oswald

The cuteness of this cover speaks for itself. The Bad Seed looks so mischievous but so adorable, how bad can he really be?

So what do you think of our list? What’s your favourite book cover of 2017 so far? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter using the hashtag @SavvyReader.

Happy Reading!


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