The Best Book Covers of April 2018

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The Best Book Covers of April 2018

We’re back to judging books by their covers, and the results are glorious. From Will Staehle’s neon take on Blackfish City to Na Kim’s stunning interpretation of Things That Helped, the 10 book covers in this gallery deliver some of April’s best designs. Browse our top picks, and enjoy celebrating the designers and illustrators whose work leaps from the shelves.

If you want to view even more gorgeous book covers, you can check out our gallery of the best covers of 2017. We also recommend visiting both Spine Magazine’s and The Casual Optimist’s websites, as they introduced us to many of our favorite designs this month.

Rather than rank the covers, we listed them in an aesthetically pleasing order.

The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer



Cover design by Ben Denzer

Blackfish City by Sam J. Miller



Cover design by Will Staehle

Seven Types of Atheism by John Gray



Cover design by Isabelle de Cat

The Overstory by Richard Powers



Cover design by Evan Gaffney and art by Albert Bierstadt

Things That Helped: On Postpartum Depression by Jessica Friedmann



Cover design by Na Kim and art by Heather Lighton

Circe by Madeline Miller



Cover design by Will Staehle

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland



Cover design by David Curtis and Alison Donalty, photography by Gustavo Marx

The Oracle Year by Charles Soule



Cover design and illustration by James Iacobelli

How to be Safe by Tom McAllister



Cover design by Steve Attardo and photography by Martin Klimas

The Comedown by Rebekah Frumkin



Cover design by Rachel Willey