Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Book Cover Trends I Like

It’s another Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by  The Broke and the Bookish

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Top Ten Book Cover Trends I Like

This Tuesday’s topic encompasses two more things I love: books and art. This week, I’m showcasing some book cover trends I like. I’ve come up with way more than 10 books that fall into different categories. In fact, some of these books fit into multiple categories.

Faceless Models

Okay, before you think that sentence is creepy, check out these examples of beautiful covers where the model character’s face is not visible. This adds more mystery to his/her identity, and allows you to develop your own picture of the character in your mind.

Cover Trends 1

A Lady at Willowgrove Hall by Sarah E. Ladd

Home Another Way by Christa Parrish

Into the Whirlwind by Elizabeth Camden (see my review here)

Landscape Scenes

Scenic and lush. Whether it’s the main part of the cover or just the background.

Cover Trends 2

Wishing on Willows by Katie Ganshert

Seagrass Pier by Colleen Coble

A Thousand Tomorrows by Karen Kingsbury

The Last Sin Eater by Francine Rivers


This one is fun and girly. I love covers which feature a beautiful dress. Some of these could fit in the “faceless models” category, too 🙂 .

Cover Trends 3

A Bride Most Begrudging by Deeanne Gist

The Colonel’s Lady by Laura Frantz

A Beauty So Rare by Tamera Alexander (read my review here)

Forget Me Not by Amber Stokes


Sometimes simple is the best. There’s something personal and pretty about closeups of people’s hands – especially when they are holding an object important to the story.

Cover Trends 4

A Stillness of Chimes by Meg Moseley (read my review here)

Stones for Bread by Christa Parrish

The Disappearing Key by Wendy Paine Miller

Prominent Text

Eye-catching text – whether totally featuring text and graphic design, or just prominent overlayed text.

Cover Trends 5

It Had to Be You by Susan May Warren (read my review here)

It Happened at the Fair by Deeanne Gist

Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay (read my review here)

When Mountains Move by Julie Cantrell

What are your favorite book cover trends? What trends do you NOT like?