Brilliant Book Covers: The Best Covers of April 2019

Brilliant Book Covers: The Best Covers of April 2019

2019’s best book covers

You can’t judge a book by its cover, but you can admire a beautiful cover design anyway. At least, that’s how the Bookish editors feel about it. Here, we’ve rounded up April 2019’s best book covers and selected three favorites in each genre. We suggest adorning your shelves with these beauties in addition to, of course, reading them!


Sabrina & Corina by Kali Fajardo-Anstine

Artwork by Gustavo Rimada

Henry, Himself by Stewart O’Nan

Design and illustration by Colin Webber

The Cage by Lloyd Jones

Design by W. H. Chong


Greek to Me by Mary Norris

Design by Nick Misani, art direction by Ingsu Liu

Mind Fixers by Anne Harrington

Design by Matt Dorfman, art direction by Sarahmay Wilkinson

When You Learn the Alphabet by Kendra Allen

Design by Kimberly Glyder

Mystery & Thriller

Miracle Creek by Angie Kim

Design by Na Kim

The Department of Sensitive Crimes by Alexander McCall Smith

Design by Kelly Blair, photograph by Ilona Wellmann/Millennium Images

A Good Enough Mother by Bev Thomas


Meet Cute by Helena Hunting

Design by Elizabeth Turner Stokes, illustration by Monika Roe

Fumbled by Alexa Martin

Design by Colleen Reinhart

A Duke in Disguise by Cat Sebastian

Art by Christine Ruhnke

Science Fiction & Fantasy

Storm of Locusts by Rebecca Roanhorse

Illustration by Tommy Arnold

Amnesty by Lara Elena Donnelly

Design by Vault 49

Emily Eternal by M. G. Wheaton

Design by Natalie Chen

Young Adult

How to Make Friends with the Dark by Kathleen Glasgow

Design by Jen Heuer, art design by Alison Impey

The Meaning of Birds by Jaye Robin Brown

Design by Jessie Gang, art by Elliana Esquivel

Forward Me Back to You by Mitali Perkins

Design by Cassie Gonzales

Young Adult Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Descendant of the Crane by Joan He

Design by Ellen Kokontis, illustration by Feifei Ruan

We Rule the Night by Claire Eliza Bartlett

Design by Karina Granda, art by Billelis

The Raven’s Tale by Cat Winters

Design by Hana Nakamura, art by Shane Rebenscheid

Middle Grade

Orange for the Sunsets by Tina Athaide

Design by Laura Eckes, art by Olivia Duchess

The Library of Ever by Zeno Alexander

Design by Ellen Duda, art by Matt Rockefeller

The Line Tender by Kate Allen

Design by Jessica Jenkins, art by Xingye Jin


Picture Books

Mango Moon by Diane de Anda, illustrated by Sue Cornelison

Art by Sue Cornelison

Gondra’s Treasure by Linda Sue Park, illustrated by Jennifer Black Reinhardt

Art by Jennifer Black Reinhardt


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