Bookish: The Best Book Covers of 2017

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BookTrib is partnering with Bookish to bring you more great content. People say you shouldn’t judge books by their covers, but here 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

When’s My Birthday?, Julie Fogliano

Mighty Moby, Ed Young

Pandora, Victoria Turnbull

Don’t Blink!, Tom Booth

Accident!, Andrea Tsurumi

Middle Grade

The Stars Beneath Our Feet, David Barclay Moore

The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding, Alexandra Bracken

The First Rule of Punk, Celia C. Perez

The List, Patricia Forde

Bone Jack, Sara Crowe

The Apprentice Witch, James Nicol

Young Adult

When Dimple Met Rishi, Sandhya Menon

The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas

Moxie, Jennifer Mathieu

Allegedly, Tiffany D. Jackson

Release, Patrick Ness

Echo After Echo, Amy Rose Capetta

Young Adult Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Wild Beauty, Anna-Marie McLemore

The Language of Thorns, Leigh Bardugo

Caraval, Stephanie Garber

The Book of Dust, Philip Pullman

This Mortal Coil, Emily Suvada

Freya, Matthew Laurence


The Duchess Deal, Tessa Dare

Until It Fades, K.A. Tucker

The Ruin of a Rake, Cat Sebastian

Wrong to Need You, Alisha Rai

A Sky Full of Stars, Samantha Chase

Wilde in Love, Eloisa James

Science Fiction & Fantasy

A Conjuring of Light, V.E. Schwab

Borne, Jeff VanderMeer

The Wanderers, Meg Howrey

Amberlough, Lara Elena Donnelly

Autonomous, Annalen Newitz

Into the Drowning Deep, Mira Grant

Mystery & Thriller

The Night Ocean, Paul La Farge

The Dry, Jane Harper

The River At Night, Erica Ferencik

Fierce Kingdom, Gin Phillips

The Long Drop, Denise Mina

Magpie Murders, Anthony Horowitz


Priestdaddy, Patricia Lockwood

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

Autumn, Karl Ove Knausgard

The Far Away Brothers, Lauren Markham

Blind Spot, Teju Cole

Incendiary, Michael Cannell


My Absolute Darling, Gabriel Tallent

The Idiot, Elif Batuman

The Age of Perpetual Light, Josh Weil

 Impossible Views of the World, Lucy Ives

How to Behave in a Crowd, Camille Bordas

Goodbye, Vitamin, Rachel Khong

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