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Cover Trend Alert: Sunglasses

Cover Trend Alert: Sunglasses

ūüéĶ “Here comes the sun, doo doo doo doo.” ūüéĶ Summer is here, so put on your favorite sunnies and take a book outside. Bonus points if the cover rocks a pair, too! There’s no shortage of options, and some recent heavy hitters are notable participants in this trend. If you still haven’t read Kevin […]

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Cover Trend Alert: Winding Curves

Cover Trend Alert: Winding Curves

I’ve been mentally filing away the winding roads and coiling snakes of these eye-catching covers for a while now, and some of my recent favorites include¬†The Hike¬†(2016),¬†The Essex Serpent¬†(2016),¬†The Bear and the Nightingale¬†(2017),¬†The World Is a Narrow Bridge¬†(2018), and¬†Once upon a River¬†(2018). When I started trying to compile a longer list, I found it wasn’t […]

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Cover Trend Alert: Millennial Pink Is Stronger Than Ever
By February 27, 2019 0 Comments Read More →

Cover Trend Alert: Millennial Pink Is Stronger Than Ever

We’ve covered this trend once before but I think its continued presence warrants a revisit (you’ll notice a slew of 2018 and 2019 titles represented in this round-up).¬†Plus, I recently learned that the Pantone color of the year¬†is¬†16-1546, a.k.a. Living Coral.¬†Plus,¬†pink was clearly¬†the¬†color on the Oscars red carpet on Sunday. So for those not wanting […]

Cover Trend Alert: Purple Fever in YA Fiction
By December 19, 2018 1 Comments Read More →

Cover Trend Alert: Purple Fever in YA Fiction

More than once this year, I’ve come across a YA fantasy I was¬†sure¬†I’d seen before, only to realize I was confusing it with a different YA fantasy, whose uber-purple cover, at least in thumbnail form, was nearly indistinguishable from the next purple thumbnail. The young-adult market’s purple fever has only grown from 2017 to 2018, […]

Cover Trend Alert: A Bird’s-Eye View

Cover Trend Alert: A Bird’s-Eye View

Bird’s-eye views of towns and suburbs! Surely we can’t trace the inspiration for this cover design to the introductory credits of Weeds (2005) . . . or can we?? Listed below in order of publication, here are links to the Booklist reviews of each title along with a brief suggestion of how the content of […]

Cover Trend Alert: Hypnotic Circles
By November 2, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

Cover Trend Alert: Hypnotic Circles

This mesmerizing design concept has been a constant presence in my peripheral vision since David Mitchell’s World Fantasy Award‚Äďwinning (and starred review-receiving!) novel¬†The Bone Clocks¬†was¬†released in 2014. My attention was next grabbed by Lauren James’ 2016 romantic sf¬†The Last Beginning, and then again this past April by Richard Powers’¬†The Overstory,¬†which also received a starred review […]

Cover Trend Alert: Title Title Title Title Title
By September 17, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

Cover Trend Alert: Title Title Title Title Title

I’m a big fan of text-only and typographically interesting covers, so I did a big swoon when I saw the cover of Jill Soloway’s upcoming memoir¬†She Wants It: Desire, Power, and Toppling the Patriarchy,¬†and I was oh-so-pleased when a friend told me about¬†Hey Ladies,¬†a book told entirely through emails, and I discovered its cover also […]

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