Best book covers of 2011

Cover War Winners

You know the saying “don’t judge a book by its cover,” right? But who can resist some of these eye-catching beauties that just won’t let you pass them by? They have covers that shout to be picked up. And even better than a truly enrapturing cover is an enchanting book! Get the best of both with these Cover War winners of 2011.

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The Art of Forgetting by Camille Noe Pagan The Art of Forgetting cover

Camille Noe Pagan's debut novel, The Art of Forgetting, weaves a heart-breaking tale about two women – best friends – who are thrown a cruel twist of fate after Julia is in an accident. Julia, a dancer, suffers from a traumatic brain injury after being hit by a cab, and the brain damage diminishes her memory and causes a change in her personality. The cover shows a ballerina who could be in a stretch, a final bow or in a moment of defeat. Only the story will tell us what the cover shows.

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Samantha Robey January 23, 2012 | 5:29 PM

Thanks Stephanie and Laura! And Susan, it was really hard to pick just five! There's so many more that made my list as well :)

Susan January 23, 2012 | 4:37 PM

sorry I don't agree with you, the best book cover I think is Kitchen's Daughter by Jael McHenry.

stephanie elliot January 23, 2012 | 1:45 PM

One Moment, One Morning looks like Val Frankel's Four of a Kind. Well, actually, Val's looks like Sarah's book, since Val's isn't officially out yet! And I LOOOOVE Camille's book The Art of Forgetting, but I have to say that I almost didn't read it because I'm not a fan of ballet, although the cover is STUNNING! I discussed this with her too. The soft cover is MUCH different -- check it out on amazon. Great round up of some gorgeous covers!

Laura Pep Wu January 23, 2012 | 1:13 PM

Great choices Samantha! One Moment, One Morning by Sarah Rayner's cover is STUNNING. It makes me want to grab a cup of tea and sit and read it all in one go.

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