Anyone who’s been around here for any length of time (and if so, thank you) will know I’m something of a cover snob. Talking about pretty cover design is forever and always a fun topic for me, and so, on this Monday, we again revisit said subject. Because, why not? Specifically, we are set to look at some covers of books published five or more years ago that still seem relevant or are the “still trending cover design” (sort of)! Without further ado let’s look at cover design that’s still trendy.
For this curated selection, I perused only my bookshelves. Sure, there are likely plenty of other titles that might fit as well, but it seems better to keep it contained (in part) by limiting where I can browse.* So, this is what I did! With those limitations in place, let’s set out to see which books I can find.
*plus this allows me to feature some novels I never do!
[STILL] TRENDING COVER DESIGN (SORT OF)
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1: The Widow of Larkspur Inn, Lawana Blackwell
Over the years, I don’t think the historical fiction genre has changed a great deal. Many of the “looks” remain the same, although I will admit, in the case of this series, the books I own are with re-designed covers. Amazon | Goodreads
2: The Selection, Kiera Cass
I mean, I feel like for this genre and its story, these covers are kind of iconic. I also think, that while trends in the genre have (or are changing?) changed, the whole girl-in-a-pretty-dress is still cool. Amazon | Goodreads
3: Scoop, Rene Gutterridge
These covers do have some sense of being “dated,” perhaps in the title text, but replace this and they still have some relevancy given the whole silhouette thing which plays into the illustrated look that is popular today. Amazon | Goodreads
4: Anna and the French Kiss, Stephanie Perkins
Again, another series (‘Anna,’ Lola and the Boy Next Door, Isla and the Happily Ever After) that underwent a re-do, but still. This one seems kind of “timeless” in a way sure to stand the test of design trend changes. Amazon | Goodreads
5: A Girl Named Digit, Annabel Monaghan
Again, this one, to me, still seems very “in.” It’s got that silhouette look that doubles with the illustrated design trend. Somehow this just doesn’t look like a book that published (as a re-model) in 2013. Amazon | Goodreads
6: Finding Paris, Joy Premble
This one, I think, is just five years old, which is perhaps why its design is still very much current. Sometimes covers only a year or better old outdate themselves, so anytime they can hold us is a pro. Amazon | Goodreads
7: Dear Mr. Knightley, Katherine Reay
8: Jennifer E. Smith [Novels]
I loved Jennifer’s silhouette novels. Sadly, now her books have changed, but these (like The Geography of You and Me or The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight) all still look very “with it.” GoodreadsShop Jennifer E Smith Books
9: A Distant Melody, Sarah Sundin
10: Paper Moon, Linda Windsor
What about you? Do you have any books on your shelf that still look or seem relevant to today’s popular cover design? Are any still “trendy”? What are the “still trending cover design” looks you like? Tell me all about your favorite types of cover design or any cover love comments.
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