I am a mega book nerd, so much so that if I have one edition of a book, but I see a stunningly gorgeous edition of the same book at a store, I will probably buy it and have two copies (case in point: I own almost all of Agatha Christie’s novels, most of them duplicates because while I own many in the more artistic and photographic Fontana editions,
I want to own them all in this more stylistically simple Fontana edition:)
Nitpicky I know, but I really do appreciate the beauty of a book cover. They have a clichéd ability to change someone’s perception of a story before they have even read it. I can’t count the amount of times I have been in the mood to read something slightly trashy and easy and gone for the girliest covered book I could find. Here however are ten books that I treasure, or at the very least treasure their covers as incredible works of art.
- Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (Bantam Classics)
- The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay – Michael Chabon
- The Hobbit – J. R. R. Tolkien
- And again
- The Lord of the Rings – J. R. R. Tolkien
- A Midsummer Night’s Dream – William Shakespeare
- The Big Sleep – Raymond Chandler
- Someday, Someday, Maybe – Lauren Graham (without the text)
- The Chronicles of Narnia (complete set) – C. S. Lewis
- Peter Pan – J. M. Barrie
Hope you have some bookish art of your own!