Books We Bought Because of the Cover


Collage of book covers


We know you're not supposed to judge books by their covers, but sometimes, they are just too good! 

Here's some books we picked up just because of the cover. 

(and the insides were just as good as the outside.)


Anatomy: A Love Story

by Dana Schwartz


Anatomy: A Love Story by Dana Schwartz book cover


Though this book has the blooming of a love story, the best part has to be Hazel's journey as a woman trying to become a surgeon in 19th century Edinburg. Her passion is infectious and you can only hope to see her succeed. With the added bonus of a little magic twisted in, I'm excited to see where the sequel goes. - Jacey


World of Wonders

by Aimee Nezhukumatathil


World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments by Amil Nezhukumatathil book cover


I loved this book. There is something so special about Aimee Nezhukumatathil's way of writing. Within these pages I could feel the Mississippi humidity and hear the cicadas' familiar song again. She weaves nature, culture, and nostalgia together so seamlessly. - MC 


A Marvelous Light

by Freya Marske


A Marvelous Light by Freya Marske


"The prose is sublime, the world-building top-notch, and the magic system is fascinating and unique. But what made me the happiest is how delightfully queer this story is. Robin and Edward have my whole heart, and I adored watching their relationship blossom."-TJ Klune, New York Times bestselling author of The House in the Cerulean Sea 


Fever House

by Keith Rosson


Fever House by Keith Rosson


An angry bloodbath from start to finish all about being in the wrong place at the wrong time. If you love horror, this is an absolute romp. - Harmony


A Taste of Gold and Iron

by Alexandra Rowland


A Taste of Gold and Iron by Alexandra Rowland book cover


A delightful fantasy filled with political intrigue, mystery, and a cast of characters one can’t help but fall in love with. Rowland includes queer relationships, a third gender, and a character with anxiety in such an effortless way that it makes me wonder why we don’t see more of these in fantasy. Kadou and Evemer’s relationship develops through many stages, each one a trope I dearly love, in a very natural way so by the end of the book they feel inevitable. A go to recommendation for sure. - Hanna


Big Swiss

by Jen Beagin


Big Swiss by Jen Beagin book cover


Probably one of the strangest titles I have read this year thus far. But, it was so unique and our character was incredibly flawed. I am a huge fan of this. I need more titles similar to this! - Victoria


More Books with Great Covers: 


The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill book coverConvenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata book coverWilder Girls by Rory Power book cover