Here’s How Book Covers Look In The UK Vs. The US

An ocean of difference.

Note: UK covers are shown on the left, and US covers on the right.

1. Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

William Heinemann

Riverhead Books

 

2. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Doubleday

Riverhead Books

 

3. Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

William Heinemann

Harper

 

4. Purity by Jonathan Franzen

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

 

5. Paper Towns by John Green

Bloomsbury Children's

Dutton Books

 

6. Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami

Harvill Secker

Knopf

 

7. A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

Picador

Doubleday

 

8. The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

Sphere

Mulholland Books

 

9. An Untamed State by Roxane Gay

Corsair

Grove Press, Black Cat

 

10. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Picador

Knopf

 

11. Redeployment by Phil Klay

Canongate Books

Penguin Press

 

12. A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James

Oneworld Publications

Riverhead Books

 

13. The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell

Sceptre

Random House

 

14. Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi

Picador

Riverhead Books

 

15. And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

Bloomsbury Publishing

Riverhead Books

 

16. Satin Island by Tom McCarthy

Jonathan Cape

Knopf

 

17. City on Fire by Garth Risk Hallberg

Jonathan Cape

Knopf

 

18. The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters

Virago

Riverhead Books

 

19. The Bees by Laline Paull

Fourth Estate

Ecco

 

20. The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro

Faber & Faber

Knopf

 

21. The Tsar of Love and Techno by Anthony Marra

Hogarth

Hogarth

 

22. The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

Picador

Ecco

 

23. A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

Chatto & Windus

Knopf

 

24. Amnesia by Peter Carey

Faber & Faber

Knopf

 
  1. So, which do you prefer in general? UK or US book covers?
    1. UK!
    2. US!
    3. I like both / can’t judge a book by its cover!

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