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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.
Hogarth

Design by Oliver Munday.

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

Design by Kelly Blair.
Pantheon

Design by Kelly Blair.

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

Design by Will Staehle.
Tor

Design by Will Staehle.

4. The Lost Time Accidents by John Wray

Design by Janet Hansen.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Design by Janet Hansen.

5. A Pillow Book by Suzanne Buffam

Design by Alysia Shewchuk.
Canarium Books

Design by Alysia Shewchuk.

6. Version Control by Dexter Palmer

Design by Janet Hansen.
Pantheon

Design by Janet Hansen.

7. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Design by Oliver Munday.
Doubleday

Design by Oliver Munday.

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

Design by Nayon Cho.
FSG Originals

Design by Nayon Cho.

9. Mr. Splitfoot by Samantha Hunt

Design by Charlotte Strick and Claire Williams.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Design by Charlotte Strick and Claire Williams.

10. Good on Paper by Rachel Cantor

Design by Adly Elewa.
Melville House

Design by Adly Elewa.

11. The Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan

Design by Matt Vee.
Viking

Design by Matt Vee.

12. The Guineveres by Sarah Domet

Design by Lauren Harms.
Flatiron Books

Design by Lauren Harms.

13. Swing Time by Zadie Smith

Design by Gray318.
Penguin Press

Design by Gray318.

14. Boy Erased by Garrard Conley

Design by Rachel Willey.
Riverhead Books

Design by Rachel Willey.

15. Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler

Design by Oliver Munday.
Knopf

Design by Oliver Munday.

16. Pond by Claire-Louise Bennett

Design by Alex Merto. Art by Margriet Smulders.
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.
Scribner

Design by Jaya Miceli. Art by Valerie Hegarty.

18. The Crow Girl by Erik Axl Sund

Design by Peter Mendelsund and Oliver Munday.
Knopf

Design by Peter Mendelsund and Oliver Munday.

19. War and Turpentine by Stefan Hertmans

Design by Oliver Munday.
Pantheon

Design by Oliver Munday.

20. Perfect Days by Raphael Montes

Design by Keith Hayes.
Penguin Press

Design by Keith Hayes.

21. Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

Design by Robin Bilardello.
Harper

Design by Robin Bilardello.

22. Time Travel by James Gleick

Design by Peter Mendelsund.
Pantheon

Design by Peter Mendelsund.

23. Sex Object by Jessica Valenti

Design by Lynn Buckley.
Dey Street Books

Design by Lynn Buckley.

24. Moonglow by Michael Chabon

Design by Adalis Martinez.
Harper

Design by Adalis Martinez.

25. Hurt People by Cote Smith

Design by Donna Cheng.
FSG Originals

Design by Donna Cheng.

26. My Father the Pornographer by Chris Offutt

Design by Jamie Keenan.
Atria

Design by Jamie Keenan.

27. Liar by Rob Roberge

Design by Jake Nicolella.
Crown

Design by Jake Nicolella.

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

Design by Janet Hansen.
Knopf

Design by Janet Hansen.

29. Cabo de Gata by Eugen Ruge

Design by Kyle G. Hunter.
Graywolf Press

Design by Kyle G. Hunter.

30. The Portable Veblen by Elizabeth McKenzie

Design by Oliver Munday.
Penguin Press

Design by Oliver Munday.

31. Girls on Fire by Robin Wasserman

Design by Jack Smyth.
Little, Brown and Company

Design by Jack Smyth.

32. The Mothers by Brit Bennett

Design by Rachel Willey.
Riverhead Books

Design by Rachel Willey.

Here’s to more beautiful book covers in 2017!

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