Book Covers that are Works of Art

Have you ever bought a book just for the cover? GUILTY AS CHARGED. If you’re also a rebel when it comes to old idioms, you’ll love these artistic covers.

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The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue

Dublin 1918: three days in a maternity ward at the height of the Great Flu. A small world of work, risk, death and unlooked-for love, by the bestselling author of The Wonder and ROOM.

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Catherine House by Elisabeth Thomas

A gothic-infused debut of literary suspense, set within a secluded, elite university and following a dangerously curious, rebellious undergraduate who uncovers a shocking secret about an exclusive circle of students…and the dark truth beneath her school’s promise of prestige.

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Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

In a novel-in-verse that brims with grief and love, National Book Award-winning and New York Times-bestselling author Elizabeth Acevedo writes about the devastation of loss, the difficulty of forgiveness, and the bittersweet bongs that shape our lives.

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Five Little Indians by Michelle Good

With compassion and insight, Five Little Indians chronicles the desperate quest of these residential school survivors to come to terms with their past and, ultimately find a way forward.


Soot by Dan Vyleta

The electrifying sequel to the national bestseller Smoke – bringing readers back to a world Entertainment Weekly called “part Dickens, part dystopia and totally immersive.”


The End of the Ocean by Maja Lunde

From the author of the number-one international bestseller The History of Bees, a captivating story of the power of nature and the human spirit that explores the threat of a devastating worldwide drought, witnessed through the lives of a father, a daughter and a woman who will risk her life to save the future.


Life as a Unicorn by Amrou Al-Kadhi

From a god-fearing muslim boy enraptured with their mother, to a vocal, queer drag queen estranged from their family, this is a heart-breaking and hilarious memoir about the author’s fight to be true to themself.

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The Library of Legends by Janie Chang

From the author of Three Souls and Dragon Springs Road comes a captivating historical novel in which a convoy of student refugees travel across China, fleeing hostilities of a brutal war with Japan.


Writers & Lovers by Lily King

Writers & Lovers follows Casey – a smart and achingly vulnerable protagonist – in the last days of a long youth, a time when every element of her life comes to a crisis.

What’s your favourite book cover, Savvy Readers? Let me know in the comments below or on twitter @SavvyReader.

Happy gazing,


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