Friday 30 December 2011

Faves of 2011 Book Awards: The Covers

The Faves of 2011 Book Awards are hosted by Nomes at Ink Crush.

Day Five: The Covers

TEN favourite covers selected from books you read in 2011

1. The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle. It's such a beautiful illustration and perfectly captures the feel of the book. 

2. Spoiled by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan. It's pretty, colourful and fun, and a great representation of the glossy, poppy, bright content.

3. Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson. For starters, it's pink. It also has super cute illustrations, and the back is designed to look like a postcard. Adorable.

4. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. Creepy girl levitating + vintage feel + cool fonts = awesome cover.

5. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro. I got the movie tie-in, so the cover is actually the movie poster, but I adore it. It's haunting and beautiful, just like the book itself.

6. The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens. I have the hardcover, and I love the green and gold design once the dust jacket is removed.

7. Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins. I'm not a fan of the photo, but the hardcover underneath the dust jacket is a beautiful colour. Unfortunately I can't find a picture of it and I don't have the book with me at the moment to snap one, so you'll just have to take my word for it.

8. Cargo by Jessica Au. Amazing illustration.

9. Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn. It's fun, quirky, unique and adorable - a perfect representation of the characters and story within.

10. Red Riding Hood by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright and David Leslie Johnson. This book is a novelisation of the movie, so it makes sense for the cover to be the same as the movie poster. If there's one thing that's great about the movie/book, it's the imagery!

What were your fave covers of 2011?


  1. I like the covers for Spoiled and Dash and Lily. Red Riding Hood is really effective.

  2. I like that some of these are so different from each other. Mine would pretty much all look the same. :(

  3. I looove the cover of Spoiled! (my blog name is The Book Barbies, what do you expect? :p) Amy & Roger's UK one is also amazing, sure does capture everything about the book<3 I also love Dash & Lily cover, the US & this version, so cute!

    Racquel @ The Book Barbies
    -thank you&come again.

  4. The version of the red riding hood cover is beautiful.. I read to book before the movie and I really wish I hadn't given, that in this case the book came after the movie, so it ruined the movie for me and took away from the beautiful imagery that made me want to watch the movie in the first place. Also, I will have to check out to interior cover of Lola and the Boy Next door to see what you are talking about.

  5. theres some awesome covers here! I love the one for Spoiled and Amy and Roger but Id never seen that particular one for Dash and Lily! Its AMAZING!!