10 Books With Covers So Beautiful, You Can Judge Them

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10 Books With Covers So Beautiful, You Can Judge Them

We've all heard the old saying "you can't judge a book by it's cover". Simply put, you can't judge something based on what it looks like on the outside. It's the same for movies, television shows, and human beings. Yes, you can't, or shouldn't judge people based on their appearances. They might be funny on the inside! But you know what, some books are so pretty that YES, yes you can judge them from the outside.

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1. Here Let Us Feast: A Book of Banquets

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First published in 1946, Here Let Us Feast is a collection of stories that effortlessly weaves food, eating, dining, and entertaining into various perspectives. With a new introduction by author Betty Fussell the anthology doesn't miss a beat. And that cover! You'll need to find prominent real estate, be it the kitchen or the bookshelf, with a cover like that.

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2. All You Can Ever Know

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While the cover is gentle, it introduces the reader to the story before we even turn the page. Author, Nicole Chung honestly and openly shares the story of her childhood as an adopted Korean child flourishing in a small Oregon town. She faced challenges her adoptive white family could never see, and struggled with the meaning of culture. While grappling with her identity Chung exposes the truths we all endure when we try to figure out where we truly belong.

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3. Calypso

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Leave it to funny man, David Sedaris to have a cover that makes you laugh at first glance. In this collection of stories, you will laugh at a multitude of things; Sedaris's antics, observations about aging, and so much more.

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4. A Girl's Guide To Personal Hygiene

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Sure, the cover will grab you with a pop of pink but you'll want to leave the pages open and on display. Hilarious, honest, and entertaining, Tallulah Pomeroy is a talented artist who turns funny AND REAL female hygiene stories into comical illustrations. You will pass this book around at dinner parties like it's your personal diary.

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5. The Pisces

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Sure, this book is also great for fans of astrology but the cover is rather captivating. Protagonist, Lucy is at a crossroads. A break-up, a move, and feeling unfulfilled, she is all of us at some point in time. It isn't until things take a mystical turn where Lucy's life really gets turned upside down.

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6. We Should All Be Feminists

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Warm, bright, and inviting, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's novel is as beautiful on the outside as it is on the inside. And do you know why? Adichie dissects why we should all be feminists and clears the air against a seemingly "dirty" word.

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7. The Count of Monte Cristo - A Penguin Classics Hardcover

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Treasure, adventure, and retribution, the classic story of Edmond Dantes is made greater thanks to the classic cover art. You'll want to save this edition for yourself or your bookcase.

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8. Death of a Salesman

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A standard in American Theater, Death of a Salesman should be mandatory reading for all. A perfect case of a "tragic hero" this play will make you laugh and cry, simultaneously. With a new reimagined cover, you'll find beauty in many ways.

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9. Sour Heart

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The colors of Sour Heart are so complimentary, it might seem like the story would be too. Author, Jenny Zhang weaves culture, childhood, identity, humor, and confusion in a complimentary fashion, so much so this novel was named one of the best books of the year in 2017.

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10. The Flame Alphabet

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The unique story of The Flame Alphabet is furthered by the distinct cover art. When an epidemic engulfs society, a family must try to survive while continuing to love on another against all odds.