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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

Little, Brown and Company

Design by Keith Hayes. Art by Kara Walker.

2. The Hundred-Year Flood by Matthew Salesses

Little A

Design and illustration by Laserghost.

3. Satin Island by Tom McCarthy


Design by Peter Mendelsund.

4. Not on Fire, But Burning by Greg Hrbek

Melville House

Design by Adly Elewa.

5. Marvel and a Wonder by Joe Meno

Akashic Books

Design and art by Jon Resh and Joe Meno.

6. The Bees by Laline Paull


Design by Sara Wood.

7. The Sellout by Paul Beatty

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Design by Rodrigo Corral. Illustration by Matt Buck.

8. When the Doves Disappeared by Sofi Oksanen


Design by Kelly Blair.

9. A Manual for Cleaning Women by Lucia Berlin

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Design by Rodrigo Corral and Colleen Griffiths.

10. All That Followed by Gabriel Urza

Henry Holt and Co.

Design by Lucy Kim.

11. The Story of My Teeth by Valeria Luiselli

Coffee House Press

Design by Mary Austin Speaker.

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

Random House

Design and illustration by Kelly Blair.

13. Paulina & Fran by Rachel B. Glaser

Harper Perennial

Illustration by Kaethe Butcher. Typography by Nina LoSchiavo.

14. Book of Numbers by Joshua Cohen

Random House

Design by Oliver Munday.

15. Man Tiger by Eka Kurniawan

Verso Books

Design by Alex Merto.

16. Dark Sparkler by Amber Tamblyn

Harper Perennial

Design by Gregg Kulick.

17. Speak by Louisa Hall


Design by Jim Tierney.

18. Ciao, Suerte by Annie McGreevy


Design and lettering by Isabel Urbina Peña.

19. Confession of the Lioness by Mia Couto

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.

21. The Seven Good Years by Etgar Keret

Riverhead Books

Design and lettering by gray318, illustration by Sabina Hahn.

22. Trace by Lauret Savoy

Counterpoint Press

Design by Debbie Berne.

23. The Ghost Network by Catie Disabato

Melville House

Design by Adly Elewa.

24. Making Nice by Matt Sumell

Henry Holt and Co.

Design by Gray318.

25. Barbara the Slut and Other People by Lauren Holmes

Riverhead Books

Design by Rachel Willey.

26. Witches of America by Alex Mar

Sarah Crichton Books

Design by Rachel Willey.

27. Unbecoming by Rebecca Scherm


Design by Paul Buckley.

28. Hurry Please I Want to Know by Paul Griner

Sarabande Books

Design by Kristen Radtke.

29. The Black Snow by Paul Lynch

Little, Brown and Company

Design by Keith Hayes.

30. Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

Riverhead Books

Design by Rodrigo Corral and Adalis Martinez.

31. Hall of Small Mammals by Thomas Pierce

Riverhead Books

Design by Grace Han.

32. Act of God by Jill Ciment


Design by Janet Hansen.

33. The Complete Stories by Clarice Lispector

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.

Here’s to more beautiful book covers in 2016!

Warner Bros.

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