“Judging books by their covers is seriously underrated,” says Amy Smith, author of All Roads Lead to Austen: A Yearlong Journey with Jane, “and any book nerd who claims never to have done it is probably lying.”
They’re beautiful, they’re puzzling, they’re arresting. Literally arresting – they’ll stop you in your tracks when you pass them on the shelf … they may even invite you to crack open the first page. They’re the Best Book Covers of 2014.
[L to R] The Arsonist; Leaving the Sea; The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher; Boy, Snow, Bird
[L to R] American Fun; Silence Once Begun; Area X; The Reef
[L to R] The Orchard of Lost Souls; My Life in Middlemarch; The Martian; The Intervals of Cinema
[L to R] On Such a Full Sea; High and Dry; We Were Liars; All the Birds, Singing