Do these book covers look similar to you? You may remember my March 2018 post in which I share book covers that look very much alike. Well, in keeping with that theme, here’s another book cover trend: the silhouette. You don’t have to be a master researcher to find them and in fact, I picked up several examples just by browsing the shelves at the library where I work!
I looked online to see if 2018 was the year of the silhouette, but I didn’t find much. You can read about the best covers of 2018 and the predicted trends for 2019 in these online posts:
From the New York Times: “The 12 Best Book Covers of 2018” by Matt Dorfman, December 21, 2018
I wonder how long this trend has been developing? The books here are listed in order of publication, beginning in 2009, with the exception of my Jane Eyre example. I thought it was only proper to put Jane and Mr. Rochester together! Of course, they’re not looking at each other, which is a little weird. Mr Rochester was published in 2018.
Just seeing these together makes me want to read a few. Do you feel that way too? Here’s a full list of the books and their authors, in case you’re interested:
- Little Bee by Chris Cleave 2009
- Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley 2014
- A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea by Dina Nayeri 2014
- Frog Music by Emma Donoghue 2014
- The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell by Robert Dugoni 2018
- The Hairdresser of Harare by Tendai Huchu 2015
- Beastly Bones: A Jakaby Novel by William Ritter 2016
- Jackaby by William Ritter 2016
- The Vegetarian by Han Kang 2016
- The Invisible Life of Ivan Isaenko by Scott Stambach 2017
- American Street by Ibi Zoboi 2017
- Nelly Dean: A Return to Wuthering Heights by Alison Case 2017
- The Girl of Ink & Stars by Kiran Hargrave 2018
- Rochester by Sarah Shoemaker 2018
- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte 1847
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