Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover Issue 139: Contemporary (Part 33)

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. With You All The Way by Cynthia Hand
(Cover design: Jessie Gang ● Cover art: Helen Crawford-White)

02. Hurricane Summer by Asha Bromfield
(Cover design: Kerri Resnick ● Cover art: Gank Pansuay)


03. Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry by Joya Goffney
(Cover design: Molly Fehr ● Cover art: Mlle Belamour)

04. Lucky Girl by Jamie Pacton
(Cover design: Laura Benton ● Cover art: Mina Price)


05. It’s Kind Of A Cheesy Love Story by Lauren Morrill
(Cover design: Cassie Gonzalez ● Cover art: Agustina Gastaldi Ferrari)

06. Jay’s Gay Agenda by Jason June
(Cover design: David DeWitt ● Cover art: Ricardo Bessa)


07. Love Is A Revolution by Renée Watson
(Cover design: Jeanette Levy ● Cover art: Alex Cabal)

08. Meet Me In Paradise by Libby Hubscher


09. Dial A For Aunties by Jesse Q Sutanto

10. Destination Anywhere by Sara Barnard


11. Where The Road Leads Us by Robin Reul
(Cover design: Helen Crawford-White ● Cover art: Helen Crawford-White)

12. People We Meet On Vacation by Emily Henry


12. Where The Rhythm Takes You by Sarah Dass
(Cover design: Jessie Gang ● Cover art: Kingsley Nebechi)

14. Too Good To Be Real by Melonie Johnson


15. The Great Big One by J.C. Geiger

16. Things That Grow by Meredith Goldstein


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!

One Response

  1. Hi! I’m Libby Hubscher–just wanted to say thank you so much for featuring the cover of my book Meet Me in Paradise! The cover art and design were both done by the wonderfully talented Vikki Chu at Berkley!

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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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