The Best Book Covers of 2017

The Best Book Covers of 2017

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!

Click each cover to get a closer look at the design.

Picture Books

Middle Grade

The Stars Beneath Our Feet by David Barclay Moore

Knopf Books for Young Readers


The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Pérez

Viking Books for Young Readers


Bone Jack by Sara Crowe

Philomel Books

Young Adult


Release by Patrick Ness

Design by Erin Fitzsimmons, photograph by Andrew Yuzko

Young Adult Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore

Design by Danielle Mazzella di Bosco


Freya by Matthew Laurence

Square Fish Books

Romance

Science Fiction & Fantasy


Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant

Design by Lauren Panepinto, image by Arcangel Images

Mystery & Thriller

The Dry by Jane Harper

Flatiron Books

The River at Night by Erica Ferencik

Gallery/Scout Press

Nonfiction

Priestdaddy by Patricia Lockwood

Design by Rachel Willey

Autumn by Karl Ove Knausgård

Penguin Press

Blind Spot by Teju Cole

Random House

Incendiary by Michael Cannell

Minotaur Books/ St. Martin’s Press

Fiction

How to Behave in a Crowd by Camille Bordas

Tim Duggan Books

Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong

Design by Karen Horton

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