The gateway to a good book—despite the old adage that you can’t judge a book by its cover—is in fact, the cover. It’s what draws you to the words, and if you fall in love with a cover, the story inside will most likely be just as beautiful. Here are 12 covers we are falling in love with. We are sure you’ll love the inside of these books just as much as the outside!
Goodbye, Lark Lovejoy by Kris Clink
Single mom Lark needs to make a big change so she heads home to Texas Hill Country where she focuses on her long-lost dream of becoming a winemaker. As she works through her grief and takes care of her young sons, she never expects to find love again. In a journey of humor and reconciliation, Lark Lovejoy will make a courageous comeback.
Conjure Women by Afia Atakora
Miss May Belle and her daughter are midwife healers although Rue does not want to follow in her mother’s footsteps. They can also conjure curses, which have caused the town to become fearful and superstitious. Set in the South, before and after the Civil War, and spanning generations, readers will learn of the haunting story of Bell, Rue, and their master’s daughter, Varina.
Anna K Away by Jenny Lee
Over the course of one summer, friends come to terms with the tragic death of their friend Alexia. Anna’s father takes her to South Korea where it might be the chance for her to figure things out. Follow along as readers reconnect with Lolly, Steven, Kimmie and Bea during one unforgettable summer. It’s recommended to read Anna K first before diving into this heartbreaking and adventurous sequel.
For All She Knows by Jamie Beck
Friendship, family and forgiveness are at the forefront of book three in the Potomac Point series. Grace and Mimi have been friends since their sons were toddlers. When there’s tragedy for Grace’s teen son, the women’s friendship ends and their community explodes. Will Grace and Mimi find a way to forgive, not only each other, but themselves as well.
Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
Nobel Prize winner for Literature, Kazuo Ishiguro tells the story of Artificial Friend Klara. She hopes desperately that a customer will soon choose her and take her home. Klara and the Sun takes a look at our changing world and what it means to love from a narrator that you will not forget.
The Sound Between the Notes by Barbara Linn Probst
Susannah put her piano career on hold to raise her son, vowing to be the mother she always wanted to be since her birth mother gave her up. When she is offered the chance to play again, she discovers that a hereditary disease in her hands has become a curse, and memories surface that she’s not ready to deal with. In The Sound Between the Notes, Susannah will discover who she is and where she most belongs.
Love in English by Maria E. Andreu
In this charming YA novel, Ana has just moved from Argentina to New Jersey and she’s struggling with the language barrier. She’s also struggling with love when she meets two very different boys and isn’t sure what her heart wants, or how to express herself in the English language. Poetic and playful, Love in English explores the differences and similarities of the language of love.
The Arsonists’ City by Hala Alyan
Although the Nasr family is spread across the world, their home is Beirut and it has kept them all connected even when apart. When the patriarch dies, son Idris decides to sell their ancestral home to the disagreement of other family members. Set in a landscape of religion, war and political tension, the rest of the family bands against Idris to save their beloved home.
Finding Napoleon by Margaret Rodenberg
Finding Napoleon offers readers a new take on the French military leader and his lover Albine de Montholon. Along with a vast and varied cast of characters, Napoleon and Albine will confront British opposition, deceive one another, and learn who is worth their trust. Poignant, humorous, witty, and packed with history, discover another side of the infamous Napoleon.
How Far You Have Come by Morgan Harper Nichols
In this illustrated book of poems and essays, the author shares her personal reflections and ideals centered around the life she has lived. Readers will view their own history, losses, and hopes when reflecting on these stories that have shaped the author, who has more than one million Instagram followers.
Float Plan by Trish Doller
Float Plan is about charting a new course once things change, letting go of the past, and planning a new future. Brokenhearted, Anna decides to take the Caribbean sailing trip she was supposed to take with her fiancé, but realizes she can’t do it alone. With the help of a professional sailor, she will test the waters – in the ocean and in discovering a new love.
What’s Mine and Yours by Naima Coster
A North Carolina school integration has two very different families on opposite sides of the debate. Jade only wants the best for her anxious young Black son and will do everything she can to make sure he will survive in his new school environment. Lacey May sees her half-Latina daughter Noelle only as white. When Gee and Noelle join forces in the school play, a chain of events occurs and each family will be forever changed.