Beautiful Covers of 2014

by courtvanhaaren

“Never judge a book by its cover” has to be one of the most well known idioms. Of course, just as we judge people, we still judge our book covers as well. If there was any doubt of that, just look into any debate about professionalism with self-publishing.

Regardless, it’s just as easy to be enchanted by book covers as it is to look down upon them. There are many different lists appearing as we close 2014 regarding the best book covers of the year. Of course, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so not every list will vibe with the reader. For instance, me. So my friends and I decided to create our own lists of beautiful book covers of the year.

Now, this particular list barely even scratches the potential candidates that were published this year. But after comparing over 2,500 covers I think it is safe to say that these particular covers had held their own enough for me to create this list. These particular books are only merited by their covers on this list, all though I do hope to review some of them soon.

So, without further ado, my list of beautiful book covers in no particular order:


Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi


Clipped Wings by Helena Hunting


Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira


Rain by Amanda Sun


Tease by Amanda Maciel


Joinings, A Seared Sky by Stuart Aken


The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton


The End of Eve by Ariel Gore


The Undertaking of Lily Chen  by Danica Novgorodoff