Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover Issue 136: Contemporary (Part 31)

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Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover is a regular feature on Pop! Goes The Reader in which I pay tribute to some of the best and brightest the publishing world has to offer in the way of book cover design.

Please Note: I’ve done my best to credit the designers and artists responsible for the beautiful covers below, but was unable to find this information for a number of those listed. If you know of an uncredited designer responsible for any of these book covers, please let me know and I would be happy to include proper attribution in this post. Their work is lovely and deserves to be credited.


01. The Love Curse of Melody McIntyre by Robin Talley
(Cover design: Jessie Gang ● Cover art: Josephine Rais)

02. The Ex Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon
(Cover design: Vi-An Nguyen ● Cover art: Vi-An Nguyen)


03. See No Color by Shannon Gibney

04. Bruised by Tanya Boteju
(Cover art: Rik Lee)


05. A Cuban Girl’s Guide To Tea and Tomorrow by Laura Taylor Namey
(Cover design: Karyn Lee ● Cover art: Andrea Porretta)

06. Frankly In Love by David Yoon
(Cover design: Marikka Tamura ● Cover art: Poppy Magda)


07. You Must Not Miss by Katrina Leno
(Cover design: Karina Granda ● Cover art: Tran Nguyen)

08. The Quantum Weirdness of the Almost-Kiss by Amy Noelle Parks
(Cover design: Hana Anouk Nakamura ● Cover art: Andi Porretta)


09. Follow Your Arrow by Jessica Verdi
(Cover design: Maeve Norton ● Cover art: Ana Hard)

10. She Drives Me Crazy by Kelly Quindlen
(Cover design: Aurora Parlagreco ● Cover art: Steffi Walthall)


11. Who I Was With Her by Nita Tyndall
(Cover design: Jessie Gang ● Cover art: Max Reed)

12. Rent A Boyfriend by Gloria Chao
(Cover design: Laura Eckes)


13. Smash It! by Francina Simone
(Cover design: Benjamin Wachenje ● Cover art: Gigi Lau)

14. Dating Makes Perfect by Pintip Dunn


15. Enjoy The View by Sarah Morgenthaler

16. Something Happened To Ali Greenleaf by Hayley Krischer
(Cover art: Monica Loya)


17. Love’s Recipe by Mila Nicks

18. Like Home by Louisa Onomé
(Cover art: Bex Glendining)


19. Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy
(Cover design: Catherine Lee ● Cover art: Daniel Stolle)

20. Hot British Boyfriend by Kristy Boyce
(Cover design: Chris Kwon ● Cover art: Jacqueline Li)


21. Bad Bachelor by Stefanie London
(Cover design: Elizabeth Turner Stokes ● Cover art: Elizabeth Turner Stokes)

22. I Was Told It Would Get Easier by Abbi Waxman
(Cover design: Vikki Chu ● Cover art: Vikki Chu)


Now it’s your turn! What are some of your favourite Contemporary covers? Did I list one of your favourites here or is there one I forgot that just has to be included? Let me know in the comments!

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Jen is a thirty-something Canadian book blogger and bibliophile currently residing in the wilds of suburbia. Aside from a penchant for older men, particularly those with the surnames Firth, Elba and Norton, Jen is also passionately interested in running, Mad Men, and Marilyn Monroe. In addition to being a voracious reader and self-proclaimed television addict, Jen is also an aspiring children and youth services librarian who would like to pursue a MLIS and better help readers find the perfect book for them.

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