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14 Delicious Covers of 2017

1st July, 2017

12 delicious book covers of 2017

Who doesn’t love pretty books? I sure do. Of course, it is the content that matters the most; but the cover cannot be dismissed as a trivial thing. It is the cover that catches your eye, draws your attention towards the book and finally makes you argue with yourself whether there is space on your shelves for another beauty.

Here are some swoon worthy covers of 2017 that you can feast on. They are so delicious that I could eat them all. Which one is your favourite?

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Cover design by Nathan Burton

Viking (January, 2017)

Welcome to Lagos by Chibundu Onuzo

Welcome to Lagos by Chibundu Onuzo

Cover design by Bill Bragg

Faber & Faber (January, 2017)

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

Cover design by David Grogan + Aitch

Del Rey (January, 2017)

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Cover design by Melissa Four

Hutchinson (February, 2017)

Little Nothing by Marisa Silver

Little Nothing by Marisa Silver

Cover design by James Paul Jones

Oneworld (March, 2017)

One day we'll all be dead and none of this would matter by Scaachi Koul

One Day we’ll all be Dead and None of This Would Matter by Scaachi Koul

Cover design by C. S. Richardson

Doubleday Canada (March, 2017)

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Cover design by Alasdair Oliver

Hodder and Stoughton (March, 2017)

Swimmer among Stars by Kanishk Tharoor

Swimmer Among the Stars by Kanishk Tharoor

Cover design by Justine Anweiler

Picador (April, 2017)

The Teeth of the Comb and other Stories by Osama Alomar

The Teeth of the Comb and other Stories by Osama Alomar

Cover design by Erik Carter

New Directions (April, 2017)

Strange Heart Beating by Eli Goldstone

Strange Heart Beating by Eli Goldstone

Cover design by Jo Walker

Granta (May, 2017)

The Wonder by Emma Donoghue

The Wonder by Emma Donoghue

Picador (May, 2017)

Flesh and Bone and Water by Luiza Sauma

Flesh and Bone and Water by Luiza Sauma

Cover design by Lauren Peters Collaer

Scribner (June, 2017)

See what I have done by Sarah Schmidt

See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt

Cover design by Yeti Lambregts

Tinder Press (May, 2017)

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy

Cover design by David Eldridge

Hamish Hamilton (June, 2017)

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Are any of these covers your favourites too? Which are the noteworthy covers of 2017 in your opinion?

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  1. I love all of these! They make a beautiful selection when they’re all together. I know we’re not supposed to choose books based on their covers, but honestly it does make a difference to my choices. Somehow I feel like a good cover is worth paying a bit more for.

    1. I agree about that. Especially if I am at a book store and there is a striking cover, I will pick it up and read the blurb and then decide. A good cover says a lot about the book.

  2. Oh wow! What a gorgeous set of book covers. I especially liked the ‘Ministry of Utmost Happiness and Swimmer Among the stars. 🙂
    And I wish that more people (and by people I mean authors – esp Indian and Indie ones) paid attention to their book covers too.

    1. Thank you so much. I love nice covers, though I don’t often buy the prettiest ones out there. I am so glad that now cover designers are given more importance (but still it is so difficult to google a designer for a book) and many designers are putting up posts on their thinking and design process. A very interesting world.

      I get what you mean about some of the Indian books. I have wondered the same. I do not know whether we give less importance to covers or whether the renumeration is not tempting enough for good designers; but some covers are really terrible. I remember I once got a book with a cover that looked like it had been done on Word or something. It was that bad. And needless to say I did not feel like picking it up. Aleph is one Indian pub house that publishes lovely cover designs and I adore their covers. They certainly give a lot of importance to the cover design as well.

  3. Cover design is so fascinating *o*
    Some of my personal favourite for 2017 would be Killing gravity by Corey J. White, All Systems red by Martha Wells, The Ruin of Angels by Max Gladstone…. also the new Penguin Orange Collection from 2016 for Halloween was amazing! I could go on and on but I’ll try and stop there ahaha

  4. Oh my goodness, some of these are absolutely STUNNING. The Wonder is probably my favorite of all of these. I love a good cover, always. I’m definitely one of those people that tend to judge a book by its cover. I have to be intrigued by that first, most of the time.

  5. Oh wow, all of these covers are stunning – and I haven’t heard about most of these books so I am grateful twice for this lovely post, thank you! <3 I am especially in love with The Bear and The Nightingale cover, Swimmer Among the Stars and, of course, Strange The Dreamer <3 Beautiful post,t hank you so much for sharing this <3

  6. All these are so gorgeous. I love how their so unusual and whimsical. I really like the cover for Strange Heart Beating. I have so many questions after seeing that cover. The Bear and the Nightingale is so lovely too. I haven’t read it, but it’s on my TBR and I’ve read a couple of glowing reviews for it.

    1. I was very curious because of the cover too. The book is about a lady who is killed by proximity to swans. I have not yet finished reading the book but I am very very curious about it. Bear and the Nightingale is wonderful. I hope you will pick it up

  7. All these covers are beautiful – but the ones I love the most are The Bear and the Nightingale and Strange The Dreamer. And I’ve yet to read those two. I also think Follow Me Back by AV Geiger and Obsidian and Stars deserve some cover love too.

    1. I just googled the ones you mentioned. Obsidian and Stars is such a striking cover indeed. I have heard good things about Strange the Dreamer. I want to read it too. Bear and the Nightingale is fantastic!

  8. Oh! What a delicious post this is! I read ‘The Bear and the Nightingale’ a couple of months ago. Unfortunately, I read the beauty on my Kindle, and missed this gorgeous cover. Now, at least for keepsake, I want to buy the physical copy. 🙂

    1. I was mesmerized by the beauty of that cover. The designer went through alot of research to design it so well. If you enjoyed the book, then a physical book would be a nice buy

  9. Delicious indeed! In your pic on the front of the blog, my eyes were drawn to the Gentleman in Moscow cover — it’s such a strong striking one!

  10. I completely agree with you. All of these covers are so gorgeous! I especially love the ones for The Wonder, Homegoing, Flesh and Bone and Water, and The Bear and the Nightingale.

  11. OHHH THEY ARE SO GORGEOUS. I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHICH TO HUG FIRST. I love love love The Bear and the Nightingale cover and may or may not have bought it exclusively for that. And yessss to Strange the Dreamer. Also I really love the one for The Man in Moscow and The Wonder! I hadn’t seen either of those before, but wooooooow.

  12. I always judge a book by its cover. And I’m usually very specific about what edition I want, which is not a good thing when you’re visiting a second-hand book and an employer is bringing you the books out from a warehouse… Glad to know I’m not alone though!

  13. /heart eyes/ All of these are so beautiful-some of them even majestic. I definitely want those copies of Homegoing and Strange the Dreamer. And, of course, The Bear and the Nightingale as I mentioned in your review. Thanks for sharing these with us, Resh Susan!

  14. LOVE all the covers you selected here! My favorites are probably A Gentleman in Moscow, Strange the Dreamer, and The Bear and the Nightingale. I will actually be reading Strange the Dreamer this month, so fingers crossed the inside match the outside 🙂

  15. These covers are all beautiful!! I have Homegoing and The Ministry of Utmost Happiness 🙂

    Resh, I think we have very similar tastes in books! A lot of the books you’ve been reviewing has caught my eye or I already have them on the shelves. And from this list, I really really want to read Gentleman in Moscow, The Bear and the Nightingale and The Wonder

    1. I am glad to hear that Melinda. Always lovely to discover bookworms with similar taste. What were your favourite books of 2017?

      I have heard amazing things about A Gentleman in Moscow. I want to read it soon. The Bear and the Nightingale was an amazing book for me

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