Brilliant Book Covers: The Best Covers of March 2019

Brilliant Book Covers: The Best Covers of March 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 March 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!


Zora and Langston by Yuval Taylor

Design by Steve Attardo, art by Juan Fuentes

Instructions for a Funeral by David Means

Design by Alex Merto

Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi

Design by Helen Yentus


Sissy by Jacob Tobia

Design by Tal Goretsky

Midnight by Victoria Shorr

Design by Sarahmay Wilkinson

Mystery & Thriller

The River by Peter Heller

Design by Kelly Blair

The Other Americans by Laila Lalami

Design by Janet Hansen

All the Wrong Places by Joy Fielding

Design by Scott Biel


This Scot of Mine by Sophie Jordan

Design by Patricia Barrow, illustrations by Jon Paul Ferrera

Hot Texas Sunrise by Delores Fossen

Harlequin Enterprises, LTD.

Science Fiction & Fantasy

Young Adult

Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds

Design by Erin Fitzsimmons

Heroine by Mindy McGinnis

Design by Erin Fitzsimmons

You Asked for Perfect by Laura Silverman

Art by Philip Pascuzzo

Young Adult Sci-fi & Fantasy

The Beast Player by Nahoko Uehashi, translated by Cathy Hirano

Illustration by Yuta Onoda

Dealing in Dreams by Lilliam Rivera

Illustration by Aster Hung

Middle Grade

The Great Jeff by Tony Abbott

Art by Mina Price, design by Nicole Brown

Hicotea by Lorena Alvarez

Illustration by Lorena Alvarez

Beast Rider by Tony Johnston and María Elena Fontanot de Rhoads

Illustration by Edel Rodriguez

Picture Books

The Bear, the Piano, the Dog, and the Fiddle by David Litchfield

Design by Opal Roengchai, illustration by David Litchfield

Poetree by Shauna LaVoy Reynolds, illustrated by Shahrzad Maydani

Illustration by Shahrzad Maydani

Circle by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen

Illustration by Jon Klassen


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