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32 Of The Most Beautiful Book Covers Of 2014

Do judge these books by their covers.

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1. All the Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld

Design by Joan Wong.
Pantheon

Design by Joan Wong.

2. Infidelities by Kirsty Gunn

Design by Darren Wall.
Faber & Faber

Design by Darren Wall.

3. Nobody Is Ever Missing by Catherine Lacey

Design by Charlotte Strick, illustration by Patrick Leger.
FSG Originals

Design by Charlotte Strick, illustration by Patrick Leger.

4. The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber

Art direction and design by Rafi Romaya, illustration by Yehrin Tong.
Canongate

Art direction and design by Rafi Romaya, illustration by Yehrin Tong.

5. Leaving the Sea by Ben Marcus

Design by Peter Mendelsund.
Knopf

Design by Peter Mendelsund.

6. Silence Once Begun by Jesse Ball

Design by Peter Mendelsund.
Pantheon

Design by Peter Mendelsund.

7. Us by David Nicholls

Design direction by Jarrod Taylor.
Harper

Design direction by Jarrod Taylor.

8. The Book of Heaven by Patricia Storace

Design by Linda Huang.
Pantheon

Design by Linda Huang.

9. Love Me Back by Merritt Tierce

Design by Emily Mahon.
Doubleday

Design by Emily Mahon.

10. Kansas City Lightning by Stanley Crouch

Design by Milan Bozic.
HarperCollins

Design by Milan Bozic.

11. Your Face in Mine by Jess Row

Design by Oliver Munday.
Riverhead

Design by Oliver Munday.

12. In Case of Emergency by Courtney Moreno

Design by Sunra Thompson.
McSweeney's

Design by Sunra Thompson.

13. California by Edan Lepucki

Design by Julianna Lee.
Little, Brown and Company

Design by Julianna Lee.

14. The Arsonist by Sue Miller

Design by Gabriele Wilson.
Knopf

Design by Gabriele Wilson.

15. A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing by Eimear McBride

Design by W. H. Chong.
Coffee House Press

Design by W. H. Chong.

16. Euphoria by Lily King

Design by Chin Yee Lai.
Atlantic Monthly Press

Design by Chin Yee Lai.

17. Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle

Design by Timothy Goodman.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Design by Timothy Goodman.

18. You by Caroline Kepnes

Design by Natalie Sousa.
Atria/Emily Bestler Books

Design by Natalie Sousa.

19. Amnesia by Peter Carey

Design by Alex Kirby.
Faber & Faber

Design by Alex Kirby.

20. The Iceland by Sakutaro Hagiwara

Design by Paul Sahre.
New Directions

Design by Paul Sahre.

21. The Vacationers by Emma Straub

Design by Janet Hansen.
Riverhead

Design by Janet Hansen.

22. A Brave Man Seven Storeys Tall by Will Chancellor

Design by Richard Ljoenes.
Harper

Design by Richard Ljoenes.

23. The String Diaries by Stephen Lloyd Jones

Design by Keith Hayes.
Mulholland Books

Design by Keith Hayes.

24. The Martian by Andy Weir

Design by Eric White.
Crown

Design by Eric White.

25. The Secret World of Oil by Ken Silverstein

Design by Matt Dorfman.
Verso Books

Design by Matt Dorfman.

26. Wittgenstein Jr by Lars Iyer

Design by Christopher Brian King.
Melville House

Design by Christopher Brian King.

27. The Orchard of Lost Souls by Nadifa Mohamed

Design by Gabriele Wilson.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Design by Gabriele Wilson.

28. Half Bad by Sally Green

Design by Tim Green (Faceout Studio).
Viking Juvenile

Design by Tim Green (Faceout Studio).

29. My Life in Middlemarch by Rebecca Mead

Design by Elena Giavaldi.
Crown

Design by Elena Giavaldi.

30. Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi

Design by Helen Yentus.
Riverhead

Design by Helen Yentus.

31. The Big Green Tent by Ludmila Ulitskaya

Design by Devin Washburn.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Design by Devin Washburn.

32. Acceptance by Jeff VanderMeer

Design by Charlotte Strick, illustration by Eric Nyquist.Honorable mentions: Annihilation and Authority.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Design by Charlotte Strick, illustration by Eric Nyquist.

Honorable mentions: Annihilation and Authority.

Here's to more beautiful book covers in 2015!

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