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34 Of The Most Beautiful Book Covers Of 2015

Do judge these books by their covers.

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1. Delicious Foods by James Hannaham

Design by Keith Hayes. Art by Kara Walker.
Little, Brown and Company

Design by Keith Hayes. Art by Kara Walker.

2. The Hundred-Year Flood by Matthew Salesses

Design and illustration by Laserghost.
Little A

Design and illustration by Laserghost.

3. Satin Island by Tom McCarthy

Design by Peter Mendelsund.
Knopf

Design by Peter Mendelsund.

4. Not on Fire, But Burning by Greg Hrbek

Design by Adly Elewa.
Melville House

Design by Adly Elewa.

5. Marvel and a Wonder by Joe Meno

Design and art by Jon Resh and Joe Meno.
Akashic Books

Design and art by Jon Resh and Joe Meno.

6. The Bees by Laline Paull

Design by Sara Wood.
Ecco

Design by Sara Wood.

7. The Sellout by Paul Beatty

Design by Rodrigo Corral. Illustration by Matt Buck.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Design by Rodrigo Corral. Illustration by Matt Buck.

8. When the Doves Disappeared by Sofi Oksanen

Design by Kelly Blair.
Knopf

Design by Kelly Blair.

9. A Manual for Cleaning Women by Lucia Berlin

Design by Rodrigo Corral and Colleen Griffiths.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Design by Rodrigo Corral and Colleen Griffiths.

10. All That Followed by Gabriel Urza

Design by Lucy Kim.
Henry Holt and Co.

Design by Lucy Kim.

11. The Story of My Teeth by Valeria Luiselli

Design by Mary Austin Speaker.
Coffee House Press

Design by Mary Austin Speaker.

12. Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights by Salman Rushdie

Design and illustration by Kelly Blair.
Random House

Design and illustration by Kelly Blair.

13. Paulina & Fran by Rachel B. Glaser

Illustration by Kaethe Butcher. Typography by Nina LoSchiavo.
Harper Perennial

Illustration by Kaethe Butcher. Typography by Nina LoSchiavo.

14. Book of Numbers by Joshua Cohen

Design by Oliver Munday.
Random House

Design by Oliver Munday.

15. Man Tiger by Eka Kurniawan

Design by Alex Merto.
Verso Books

Design by Alex Merto.

16. Dark Sparkler by Amber Tamblyn

Design by Gregg Kulick.
Harper Perennial

Design by Gregg Kulick.

17. Speak by Louisa Hall

Design by Jim Tierney.
Ecco

Design by Jim Tierney.

18. Ciao, Suerte by Annie McGreevy

Design and lettering by Isabel Urbina Peña.
Nouvella

Design and lettering by Isabel Urbina Peña.

19. Confession of the Lioness by Mia Couto

Design by Alex Merto. Photograph by Michael Hanson/Getty Images.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Design by Alex Merto. Photograph by Michael Hanson/Getty Images.

20. After the Parade by Lori Ostlund

Design by Alison Forner. Photo by Gregor Schuster/Exactostock—1672/Superstock.
Scribner

Design by Alison Forner. Photo by Gregor Schuster/Exactostock—1672/Superstock.

21. The Seven Good Years by Etgar Keret

Design and lettering by gray318, illustration by Sabina Hahn.
Riverhead Books

Design and lettering by gray318, illustration by Sabina Hahn.

22. Trace by Lauret Savoy

Design by Debbie Berne.
Counterpoint Press

Design by Debbie Berne.

23. The Ghost Network by Catie Disabato

Design by Adly Elewa.
Melville House

Design by Adly Elewa.

24. Making Nice by Matt Sumell

Design by Gray318.
Henry Holt and Co.

Design by Gray318.

25. Barbara the Slut and Other People by Lauren Holmes

Design by Rachel Willey.
Riverhead Books

Design by Rachel Willey.

26. Witches of America by Alex Mar

Design by Rachel Willey.
Sarah Crichton Books

Design by Rachel Willey.

27. Unbecoming by Rebecca Scherm

Design by Paul Buckley.
Viking

Design by Paul Buckley.

28. Hurry Please I Want to Know by Paul Griner

Design by Kristen Radtke.
Sarabande Books

Design by Kristen Radtke.

29. The Black Snow by Paul Lynch

Design by Keith Hayes.
Little, Brown and Company

Design by Keith Hayes.

30. Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

Design by Rodrigo Corral and Adalis Martinez.
Riverhead Books

Design by Rodrigo Corral and Adalis Martinez.

31. Hall of Small Mammals by Thomas Pierce

Design by Grace Han.
Riverhead Books

Design by Grace Han.

32. Act of God by Jill Ciment

Design by Janet Hansen.
Pantheon

Design by Janet Hansen.

33. The Complete Stories by Clarice Lispector

Image courtesy of New Directions, cover design by Paul Sahre.
New Directions

Image courtesy of New Directions, cover design by Paul Sahre.

34. You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine by Alexandra Kleeman

Design by Robin Bilardello.
Harper

Design by Robin Bilardello.

Here’s to more beautiful book covers in 2016!

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