Book Covers I’d Frame and Stare at All Day

Just today, I was sitting on a bench in front of my university and I was just looking at people and there was this guy. And he was beautiful. And I really just wanted to stare at him, but I felt so weird about it. You don’t just stare at random people you see, at least not if you don’t want to be creepy or flirty (or both). But I just want to stare at things I that are aesthetically pleasing, okay?!

It’s the same with book covers, I cannot not stare at a cover if it’s pretty. I’d love to just hang them on my walls so I could just stare at the magnificent cover art the artists and designers came up with all day. (good thing I’d not be creepy if I stared at my book covers, right? Only a little weird :P)

This post is inspired by Swetlana, who generously shared her post ideas with me so I could write a post today! Thank you!


I cannot not mention these amazing covers of This Savage Song and Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab. I just adore the coloring and the calligraphy! It looks even better up close and I am so glad to own both of them in these gorgeous editions. I would frame them if I could.

You have no idea how many times I’ve stood in the library or bookstore and thought, “wow” whenever I saw the cover of The Loneliness of Distant Beings by Kate Ling. The cover of the second book, The Glow of Fallen Stars, is also so pretty! I should just buy them, just for the sake of being able to look at them all day. (it has such mediocre reviews though! I’m sad 😦 )

This Tiny Perfect World by Lauren Gibaldi has the cutest cover! The colors are so pretty and pastel and I normally don’t like people on covers, but I do love illustrations and I adore this one. (Also, there’s a unicorn, and who can say no to a unicorn? Or is that a horse? I can’t see.)

Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman is obviously on this list, I adore all things space and I also adore the illustrations on it! When I first saw the cover, I thought it would be sci-fi but it’s completely not!


A Million Junes by Emily Henry has one of my favourite color combinations: blue and yellow. I love how the background is a bit vague, like, you don’t really see immediately what it is and it just looks really cool!

The cover of We Are The Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson is so simple but so pretty. Again, that color combination, but also the sunset vibe, the lines. I just love it! I also love the star-tracing or whatever it’s called when you take a long exposure picture of the night sky.

Whoever designed the cover of The Sun is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon deserves a medal. It’s so pretty and bright and colourful! I wish I owned a copy so I could stare at it. Or just remake the whole thing on my wall. That would be so cool (so much work though)

Kingdom of Ash and Briars by Hannah West has been on my TBR for so long and just because it’s so pretty! I adore the illustration and the shadow thing is just gorgeous. I wish I had this on my shelves or on my walls. I’d frame it.

Spellslinger and Shadowblack I only discovered recently but I’ve fallen head over heels for these covers. I adore the concept and the two people on the Spellslinger cover kind of remind me of a slightly younger version of Kell and Lila from the Shades of Magic series? I just want these on my shelves, please.


Which of these is your favourite? And which covers would you like to frame and put on your walls? Do you have a cover you’re so in love with you’d buy the book for no other reason than to have it on your shelf to stare at?

46 thoughts on “Book Covers I’d Frame and Stare at All Day

  1. These covers are so gorgeous! My favourites Kingdom of Ash and Briars and This Savage Song! I don’t own many books with beautiful covers, but my favorite is Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, the screenplay!

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  2. Fantastic cover choices, Lia! They are all ridiculously pretty – especially This Savage Song! Victoria really has had some gorgeous covers for her books!

    When I first got Caraval early this year I kept staring at it and couldn’t stop myself from doing it. I was just so pretty and shiny!

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    1. I know right! Victoria has the best covers!
      I’m not a huge fan of the Caraval covers, I don’t know why, but they’re quite pretty!


  3. I love your picks but I love the Kiss of Deception covers and would have them as posters – as well as the Splintered series. I also love some of the new books to come out: how amazing is An Enchantment of Ravens??

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    1. Ooh yes The Kiss of Deception is very pretty! An Enchantment of Ravens is so beautiful! Though I don’t think it’s my kind of book so I’ll probably never read it…

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  4. these covers are all so pretty!! i could stare at them all day!!!!!!gah why do book covers have to be so beautiful?????? I love the cover of ‘strange the dreamer’ (the all blue one) and could literally stare at that all day!!

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    1. I DUNNO I could stare at them all day, they’re pieces of art tbh
      Ooh yes that Strange the Dreamer edition is also very pretty! I prefer the yellow/blue one though!

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      1. I haven’t seen the irl yellow/blue one, I just think hat the tonal blue is sooooo beautiful and mysterious and the gold AHHHHHHHHH SO LOVELY.
        I’ve rearranged my room so that I can stare at them all day, I was that desperate!!

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  5. OHMYGOSH Lia! I totally scrolled through your post gasping at the beautiful covers! never even heard of Kate Ling but now I must Goodread these books lol. This Tiny Perfect World is GORGE! I own a copy of A Million Junes & LOVE it to pieces, it is very pretty *heart eyes emoji* These are all STUNNING, great picks! 🙂

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    1. Thanks! I’m glad you loved them all! Kate Ling’s books are very pretty but I’ve heard they’re a little “meh” so I’m so conflicted! They’re sooo pretty


  6. Lol the beginning *wants to insert laughing/crying emoji but is on computer* I totally get you there! A few months back when I went to get a Boba drink at a place for my birthday with my sister and two friends the guy taking our orders was so cute and I kept staring at him which I felt weird about but I don’t think anybody noticed…
    ANYWAY, these covers are all so gorgeous! I definitely agree with you on your choices. Right when I saw the cover for Starfish I just had to know what it was about. Then after hearing such great things about it from you and other bloggers I requested it and it’s just as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside

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  7. THE STARBOUND TRILOGY AND THE FIREBIRD TRILOGIES ARE JUST THERE FOR ME TO STARE AT ON MY BOOKSHELF. Jokes, I adore the first so much and I need to complete the second, but the covers are gorgeous and part of why I picked them up.

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