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32 Of The Most Beautiful Book Covers Of 2016

Do judge these books by their covers.

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1. The Lesser Bohemians by Eimear McBride


Design by Oliver Munday.

2. How to Set a Fire and Why by Jesse Ball


Design by Kelly Blair.

3. All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders


Design by Will Staehle.

4. The Lost Time Accidents by John Wray

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Design by Janet Hansen.

5. A Pillow Book by Suzanne Buffam

Canarium Books

Design by Alysia Shewchuk.

6. Version Control by Dexter Palmer


Design by Janet Hansen.

7. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead


Design by Oliver Munday.

8. A Burglar's Guide to the City by Geoff Manaugh

FSG Originals

Design by Nayon Cho.

9. Mr. Splitfoot by Samantha Hunt

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Design by Charlotte Strick and Claire Williams.

10. Good on Paper by Rachel Cantor

Melville House

Design by Adly Elewa.

11. The Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan


Design by Matt Vee.

12. The Guineveres by Sarah Domet

Flatiron Books

Design by Lauren Harms.

13. Swing Time by Zadie Smith

Penguin Press

Design by Gray318.

14. Boy Erased by Garrard Conley

Riverhead Books

Design by Rachel Willey.

15. Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler


Design by Oliver Munday.

16. Pond by Claire-Louise Bennett

Riverhead Books

Design by Alex Merto. Art by Margriet Smulders.

17. The Children's Home by Charles Lambert


Design by Jaya Miceli. Art by Valerie Hegarty.

18. The Crow Girl by Erik Axl Sund


Design by Peter Mendelsund and Oliver Munday.

19. War and Turpentine by Stefan Hertmans


Design by Oliver Munday.

20. Perfect Days by Raphael Montes

Penguin Press

Design by Keith Hayes.

21. Commonwealth by Ann Patchett


Design by Robin Bilardello.

22. Time Travel by James Gleick


Design by Peter Mendelsund.

23. Sex Object by Jessica Valenti

Dey Street Books

Design by Lynn Buckley.

24. Moonglow by Michael Chabon


Design by Adalis Martinez.

25. Hurt People by Cote Smith

FSG Originals

Design by Donna Cheng.

26. My Father the Pornographer by Chris Offutt


Design by Jamie Keenan.

27. Liar by Rob Roberge


Design by Jake Nicolella.

28. Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space by Janna Levin


Design by Janet Hansen.

29. Cabo de Gata by Eugen Ruge

Graywolf Press

Design by Kyle G. Hunter.

30. The Portable Veblen by Elizabeth McKenzie

Penguin Press

Design by Oliver Munday.

31. Girls on Fire by Robin Wasserman

Little, Brown and Company

Design by Jack Smyth.

32. The Mothers by Brit Bennett

Riverhead Books

Design by Rachel Willey.

Here’s to more beautiful book covers in 2017!

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