Plus it is a lot easier to pass judgement on someones reading tastes if you can see their bookshelf- I'm looking at you, owners of proudly displayed 50 Shades. Hide your shame.
If you like these, or if you're interested in wasting a couple of hours staring at books, you should check out the book cover archive. They have a huge selection of well organised book covers for you to appreciate.
1. Gregory Maguire, Son of a Witch, ISBN: 978-0-06-074722-0
|I'm amazed by the detail of the drawing, and the cutout is unusual|
2. Stephen Kelman, Pigeon English, ISBN: 978-1-4088-1063-7
|It took me a while to notice all the pigeon shapes that make up this picture|
3. Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood, ISBN978-0-0995-2898-2
|I love all the redesigns of Vintage Modern Classics, they really are collectors items. I want them all.|
4. Angela Carter, Angela Carter's Book of Fairy Tales, ISBN: 978-1-84408-173-8
|I like the that the collage of pictures are creepy, they remind me of a fairy tale book I had as a child.|
5. Scarlett Thomas, Popco, ISBN: 978-1-84767-335-0
|This design is very striking. I like that the edges of the pages are blue as well.|
What do you think of my choices? Are there any book covers that you find particularly stunning?