• Jaime

March, I Got You Covered

Hi, bookworms! Welcome to my first installment of my Monthly Favorite Cover Series. One thing I have been really delving into for the past few months are book covers. Inspired by Literary Hub’s monthly favorite book covers article where they share their favorite book covers of the month’s new releases, I decided to share my favorites monthly with a twist — a mix of new and old releases.

I‘m so intrigued about a book’s cover and when I read I always tend to reflect on how the cover tie into the storytelling of the book. I am obsessed with cover design so I thought this would be a fun way to highlight books, their covers and creatives (book designers, illustrators, etc).

Here are my March favorite book covers:

  1. Survival Math: Notes on All American Family by Mitchell S. Jackson, Scribner; design by Lauren Peters-Collaer, jacket photographs by author of family members - To me, this cover is brilliant, it is moving and the tie in with the book (Survivor Files + more) makes the cover rich

  2. Lot by Bryan Washington, Riverhead Books; design by Alex Merto - I love how the color is exploding from the fire hydrant and when you look closely you will see the color splashing to the spine and the back of the book underlining words

  3. Queen by Candice Carty-Williams, Scout Press; - this cover is my favorite of the month i love the bright orange color, the braids interwoven with the title and those block letters...perfection

  4. Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado Perez, Abrams Publishing - the minimalist design of the cover compliments the title so well, you see how the women are blurred out? very curious about this title

  5. Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie, Riverbed Books; jacket art by Ben Denzer, lettering by Grace Han - y'all know i love Riverhead covers, they are always stunning + eye catching and Home Fire is a perfect example if you look at the cover closely it is as if the flower is expanding and the words are within the flower...stunning details + color is perfection my only qualm is that the cover doesn't compliment the story

Tell me in the comments if you have a favorite cover this month or if you love any of the ones on my list!

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