Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Tell Me Something Tuesday: Best Book Covers Of 2021

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Welcome to Tell Me Something Tuesday, where I tell you something . . . on a Tuesday! Today, we're talking about the best book covers of 2021. So, here are my 10 favorites. I'm surprised by how many of them have people on the cover. I thought I hated "people" covers. Maybe I'm becoming a convert? Or maybe publishers are just getting less awful at "people."

If you want to see a synopsis of these books, click on the titles.

Best Book Covers Of 2021

Mexican woman with brown skin, black hair, and a dark red dress. She's sitting on the floor, holding yellow flowers. The background is green wallpaper.

A drawing of 4 people outside a rectangular manor house. A teenage girl in an 1800s-style dress is standing on the driveway. She's surrounded by children who are crouching on the ground or climbing trees.

Black and white photo of a woman with dark skin, curly hair, and an old-style dress.

Close-up ultra-realistic drawing of a woman's face. She has dark skin and a light-colored headwrap. She's wearing red sunglasses that reflect a hand holding a knife.

Purple and white swirls with stars.

A blue, orange, and white illustrated nature scene. It includes blue roses, an orange sun, and a white owl.

Large photograph of a shark stalking a small drawing of a girl child. Black background.

Drawing of two Black children in old style sleepwear. They're looking across a river at a burning cross. House and night sky in the background.

Coils of a green snake wrapped around gold grass and flowers.

A white mermaid tail swimming through green water plants. Dark blue background.

What's your favorite book cover of 2021?


  1. I really like the cover of The Year of the Witching. It's so atmospheric.

  2. That Mexican Gothic cover is just gorgeous!! Great post, I love seeing all the beautiful and unusual covers!

  3. Love those covers for Stella by Starlight and The Mysterious Howling. I'm also not usually one for people on covers, but you're right that they seem to improve lately... or maybe I'm slowly converting to them, who knows :)

  4. I am pretty obsessed with that cover on Mexican Gothic!

  5. I never wanted to read Mexican Gothic, but I must admit, that cover is striking.

  6. Mexican Gothic - that's a good cover although it really tells nothing what the book is about.

    Incorrigible children - it's cute but sort of make me think this book is for much younger children than it really is.

    Year of the witching - I don't know but I see nothing special about this cover, it says there might be a mystery inside but that's it.

    My sister, the serial killer - the neon green bothers me but it's a decent cover.

    Memento - not really what I would call a good cover but I guess since I didn't read the book, I wouldn't get why the cover fits the story.

    All the crooked saints - it's a good cover but tit makes me think it's a dark romance

    Everything is teeth - not quite sure what to think of this cover but it does intrigue me

    Stella by starlight - not bad

    The Essex serpent - nice patterns but I have no clue what the book is about

    Things in jars - I'm intrigue b the tell but that's about it.

    Have a lovely day.

  7. Lovely choices! I liked all those covers. I'm not a fan of people on covers either, but I've noticed a shift in they style this year, and I kinda like it.

  8. Some amazing covers there!! I absolutely adore the cover for Year of the Witching! So spooky!

  9. I loooove the cover of Stella by Starlight! I hadn't seen it before, so pretty! I love Mexican Gothic's cover too, it's gorgeous! I think you are right about pubs getting better at people covers too!

  10. I do really love the cover for Mexican Gothic. I'm liking different covers these days, and I do think publishers are getting better with people!

    Lauren @ www.shootingstarsmag.net

  11. Beautiful! he Essex Serpent is gorgeous.
    My favorite cover for this year so far is The Lost Spells, by Robert MacFarlane & Jackie Morris. But I'm planning to read about 12 more books, so who knows

  12. I love all those covers even though they are so different from one another! I think Mexican Gothic is an especially effective cover.

  13. Everything is Teeth has a fantastic cover and I love the title too! My favorite cover might be What Big Teeth by Rose Szabo.

  14. Feel free to link up to our Top 10 meme for covers the week of the 20th!

    Anne - Books of My Heart

  15. I love so many of these! I've never minded people on covers, but I do think you're right that somehow they're getting better lately.

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  16. So many gorgeous choices! I love the cover of Momento & Mexican Gothic too, so pretty!
    Jen @ Star-Crossed Book Blog