Bookish: The Best Book Covers of 2017

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People say you shouldn’t judge books by their covers, but our friends at Bookish we’re not just readers—we’re cover-judging-rebels. As 2017 draws to a close, we wanted to pay homage to the incredible designs that stood out on bookstore shelves like works of art. Are you a rebel too? Let us know what your favorite covers of 2017 were!

Picture Books

Before She was Harriet, Lesa Cline-Ransome

Before She was Harriet Lesa Cline-Ransome

When’s My Birthday?, Julie Fogliano

When's My Birthday? Julie Fogliano

Mighty Moby, Ed Young

Mighty Moby

Pandora, Victoria Turnbull

Pandora Victoria Turnbull

Don’t Blink!, Tom Booth

Don't Blink! Tom Booth

Accident!, Andrea Tsurumi

Accident! Andrea Tsurumi

Middle Grade

The Stars Beneath Our Feet, David Barclay Moore

The Stars Beneath Our Feet David Barclay Moore

The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding, Alexandra Bracken

The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding Alexandra Bracken

The First Rule of Punk, Celia C. Perez

The First Rule of Punk Celia C. Perez

The List, Patricia Forde

The List Patricia Forde

Bone Jack, Sara Crowe

Bone Jack Sara Crowe

The Apprentice Witch, James Nicol

The Apprentice Witch James Nicol

Young Adult

When Dimple Met Rishi, Sandhya Menon

When Dimple Met Rishi Sandhya Menon

The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas

The Hate U Give Angie Thomas

Moxie, Jennifer Mathieu

Moxie Jennifer Mathieu

Allegedly, Tiffany D. Jackson

Allegedly Tiffany D. Jackson

Release, Patrick Ness

Release Patrick Ness

Echo After Echo, Amy Rose Capetta

Echo After Echo Amy Rose Capetta

Young Adult Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Wild Beauty, Anna-Marie McLemore

Wild Beauty Anna Marie McLemore

The Language of Thorns, Leigh Bardugo

The Language of Thorns Leigh Bardugo

Caraval, Stephanie Garber

Caraval Stephanie Garber

The Book of Dust, Philip Pullman

The Book of Dust Philip Pullman

This Mortal Coil, Emily Suvada

This Mortal Code Emily Suvada

Freya, Matthew Laurence

Freya Matthew Laurence

Romance

The Duchess Deal, Tessa Dare

The Duchess Deal Tessa Dare

Until It Fades, K.A. Tucker

Until It Fades KA Tucker

The Ruin of a Rake, Cat Sebastian

The Ruin of a Rake Cat Sebastian

Wrong to Need You, Alisha Rai

Wrong to Need You Alisha Rai

A Sky Full of Stars, Samantha Chase

A Sky Full of Stars Samantha Chase

Wilde in Love, Eloisa James

Wilde in Love Eloisa James

Science Fiction & Fantasy

A Conjuring of Light, V.E. Schwab

A Conjuring of Light V.E Schwab

Borne, Jeff VanderMeer

Borne Jeff VanderMeer

The Wanderers, Meg Howrey

The Wanderers Meg Howrey

Amberlough, Lara Elena Donnelly

Amberlough Lara Elena Donnelly

Autonomous, Annalen Newitz

Autonomous Annalen Newitz

Into the Drowning Deep, Mira Grant

Into the Drowning Deep Mira Grant

Mystery & Thriller

The Night Ocean, Paul La Farge

The Night Ocean Paul La Farge

The Dry, Jane Harper

The Dry Jane Harper

The River At Night, Erica Ferencik

The River at Night Erica Ferencik

Fierce Kingdom, Gin Phillips

Fierce Kingdom Gin Phillips

The Long Drop, Denise Mina

The Long Drop Denise Mina

Magpie Murders, Anthony Horowitz

Magpie Murders Anthony Horowitz

Nonfiction

Priestdaddy, Patricia Lockwood

Priest daddy Patricia Lockwood

One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter, Scaachi Koul

One Day We'll all be Dead Scaachi Koul

Autumn, Karl Ove Knausgard

Autumn Karl Knausgard

The Far Away Brothers, Lauren Markham

The Far Away Brothers Lauren Markham

Blind Spot, Teju Cole

Blind Spot Teju Cole

Incendiary, Michael Cannell

Incendiary Michael Cannell

Fiction

My Absolute Darling, Gabriel Tallent

My Absolute Darling Gabriel Tallent

The Idiot, Elif Batuman

The Idiot Elif Batuman

The Age of Perpetual Light, Josh Weil

The Age of Perpetual Light Josh Weil Impossible Views of the World, Lucy Ives

Impossible Views of the World Lucy Ives

How to Behave in a Crowd, Camille Bordas

How to Behave in a Crowd Camille

Goodbye, Vitamin, Rachel Khong

Goodbye, Vitamin Rachel Khong

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