Yeaaay, this one is my favorite part 😀 I’m a cover junkie, and I think I can be counted as a person who judges a book from its cover ;p I don’t mind to spend a bit more to have a book with prettier cover.
So, after contemplating for a long, long time….These are my choices:
5. The Invention of Hugo Cabret (Brian Selznick)
I love the color combination of blue, red and gold. I also love the detail artwork of the keyhole. And the bluish Paris in the background is so beautiful. This cover compliments the amazing illustrations inside the book.
4. Skippy Dies (Paul Murray)
The story is not as engaging as I hoped, but the cover paid off my disappointment. The eclectic design is really eye catching, with the solid colors like red and green. The title font is also perfect to illustrate the quirky story of this book.
3. Summer and The City (Candace Bushnell)
The cool sequel of Carrie Diaries told the story of how Carrie Bradshaw first fell in love with New York City. This incredible cover, with luscious pink color and the imitation design of branded purse, could really capture the lightly summer feeling that dominates the book.
2. Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore (Robin Sloan)
Mr. Penumbra’s is one of the most current, hip, and trendy books I’ve read this year. It’s full of recent technology, up to date gadgets, and the life inside Google company. No wonder its cover tried to catch up with the content. With shocking yellow that could glow in the dark, Mr. Penumbra’s cover has successfully caught my eyes 🙂
1. Just So Stories (Rudyard Kipling)
Yes, I proudly put a cover designed by an Indonesian designer at the top of my list 🙂 The translated version of Just So Stories has an incredible cover, better than most of the cover of English editions. I love the comical tone and the green color. The whale story is not the most famous one from this short stories collection, but luckily the designer chose this to capture the whole book. And he made a right decision!
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