Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover Issue 138: Contemporary (Part 32)

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. Love In English by Maria E. Andreu
(Cover design: Jenna Stempel-Lobell ● Cover art: Maja Tomljanovic)

02. As Far As You’ll Take Me by Phil Stamper
(Cover design: Danielle Ceccolini ● Cover art: Jeff Östberg)


03. Our Year of Maybe by Rachel Lynn Solomon
(Cover design: Laura Eckes ● Cover art: Sarah Maxwell)

04. Sunny Song Will Never Be Famous by Suzanne Park
(Cover design: Nicole Hower ● Cover art: Carolina Melis)


05. Speak For Yourself by Lana Wood Johnson
(Cover design: Baily Crawford ● Cover art: Noa Denmon)

06. The Dating Plan by Sara Desai
(Cover design: Katie Anderson ● Cover art: Marina Muun)


07. It Goes Like This by Miel Moreland
(Cover design: Tricia Previte ● Cover art: Jenn Woodall)

08. Amelia Unabridged by Ashley Schumacher
(Cover design: Kerri Resnick ● Cover art: Beatriz)


09. Mistletoe and Mr. Right by Sarah Morgenthaler
(Cover art: Kristen Solecki)

10. The Flip Side by James Bailey


11. Accidentally Engaged by Farah Heron
(Cover design: Daniela Medina ● Cover art: Diraratri HG)

12. You Have A Match by Emma Lord
(Cover design: Kerri Resnick ● Cover art: Kristen Solecki)


13. Sweethand by N.G.Peltier
(Cover art: Leni Kauffman)

14. Fat Chance, Charlie Vega by Crystal Maldonado
(Cover art: Ericka Lugo)


15. Much Ado About You by Samantha Young

16. Somewhere Between Bitter and Sweet by Laekan Zea Kemp
(Cover design: ● Cover art: Poppy Magda)


17. The Restoration of Celia Fairchild by Marie Bostwick

18. Yolk by Mary H.K. Choi
(Cover design: Lizzy Bromley ● Cover art: GG)


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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