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beautiful covers i loved in 2018 (judgy week part two!)

Hi, book gang! Happy Christmas Eve!!! I still can’t believe that it’s here. I wish you a food-and-family-filled holiday 🤗 This is also the time for the second post of my judgy series. This time around, I’ll be showing you the most beautiful covers I saw in 2018. To make this more year-specific, I decided to go with books that were released this year.

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Beautiful covers are my weak point. I don’t buy books just because of the covers, but I do fantasize about doing it a lot! I’ll be honest: I do choose which book to read next based on the cover maybe 80% of the time. And, hey, it works (kind of)!

A beautiful cover should draw attention, give away some of the plot/feel of the story, and never ever make you feel embarrassed to be holding that book. Covers are a great strategy publishing houses have of getting all out money because they’re so hard to resist! When I walk into a library or bookstore, I immediately look at the books that have the prettiest covers. You’ll see me just staring at a book shelf or at the display table like a fool with heart eyes.

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When I was putting this list together, I noticed that there were some things that stood out to me. So I came up with my personal recipe for a perfect cover:

  • Please no people in the cover. If there has to be a person in the cover, though, make them look cartoonish or at least not as real.
  • Go crazy with colors. A colorful shelf is a healthy shelf.
  • If you’re using black for the cover, use bright contrasting colors as well.
  • The simpler the font, the better.

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What was your favorite cover of the year? Let’s talk beautiful cover art! 🎨👩🏻‍🎨

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