Brilliant Book Covers: The Best Covers of June 2019

Brilliant Book Covers: The Best Covers of June 2019

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 June 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!


Patsy by Nicole Dennis-Benn

Design by Steve Attardo and Sarahmay Wilkinson

A Philosophy of Ruin by Nicholas Mancusi

Design by Quinn Banting


Underland by Robert Macfarlane

Design by Pete Garceau

The Moon by Oliver Morton

Design by Pete Garceau

The Way Home by Mark Boyle

Mystery & Thriller

Fake Like Me by Barbara Bourland

Design by Rodrigo Corral

The Body in Question by Jill Ciment

Illustration by Cody Comrie, design by Janet Hansen

The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone by Felicity McLean

Design by Mark Campbell


Waiting for Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey

Design by Farjana Yasmin

Ayesha At Last by Uzma Jalaluddin

Design by Rita Frangie, illustration by Farjana Yasmin

Some Like It Scandalous by Maya Rodale

Design by Guido Caroti, illustration by Paul D’Innocenzo

Science Fiction & Fantasy

The Girl in Red by Christina Henry

Design by Judith Murello, art by Pep Montserrat

The Lesson by Cadwell Turnbull

Design by Kathryn Galloway English

Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey

Design by Will Staehle

Young Adult

Hungry Hearts: 13 Tales of Food & Love edited by Elsie Chapman

Design by Heather Palisi

Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay

Design by Dana Li, art by Jor Ros

Tell Me How You Really Feel by Aminah Mae Safi

Designed by Liz Dresner

Young Adult Sci-Fi & Fantasy

The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F. C. Yee

Design by Siobhán Gallagher, illustrations by Vincent Chong

Rise by Ellen Goodlett

Design by I Love Dust

Wicked Fox by Kat Cho

Design by Dana Li, art by Miranda Meeks

Middle Grade

Honeybees & Frenemies by Kristi Wientge

Design by Lizzy Bromley, illustration by Jorey Hurley

Midsummer’s Mayhem by Rajani LaRocca, illustrated by Rachel Suggs

Design by David Dewitt

Queen of the Sea by Dylan Meconis

Illustration by Dylan Meconis

Picture Books

The Hideout by Susanna Mattiangeli, illustrated by Felicita Sala

Design by Julia Marvel, illustration by Felicita Sala

Leila in Saffron by Rukhsanna Guidroz, illustrated by Dinara Mirtalipova

Illustration by Dinara Mirtalipova

Moth by Isabel Thomas, illustrated by Daniel Egnéus

Design by Claire Jones, illustration by Daniel Egnéus


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