• Book Cover Design 2015

  • Book Cover Design 2015

  • Book Cover Design 2015

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Book Cover Design: September 2015 New Releases

What are you reading this September? There are some great new books coming out this month, and while I understand that a good or bad cover doesn’t inherently speak to the quality of writing inside, it’s still fun to wander around a book store to flip through books based entirely on how much the cover pulls me in. At the end of the day, cover design is definitely a hook that gets me to pick up an unknown book.

Check out the cover design of some new September releases, shared above. Are you reading any of them? I’m really curious about “A Brief History of Seven Killings,” Marlon James’ novel based on a real-life assassination attempt on Bob Marley, painting an alternately gritty and lush portrait of Jamaica in the 70′s. Also, Salman Rushdie is out with his 12th novel, “Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights” which—I sometimes have a little trouble with him, because his writing always seems to have a little whiff of self-satisfaction to me. Still, I’ve heard this one is really lovely with its endless stories within stories, and I’m looking forward to picking it up this fall.

What else? If you’re interested in reading “Fate and Furies” by Lauren Groff but are looking for a discussion that’s a little heftier than water cooler talk: the “Morning Edition” Book Club has chosen it as their September read; they’re currently fielding questions in the comment section to be discussed with Lauren Groff when the book club convenes on-air in one month. So that might be a neat thing to follow in the next few weeks. Anyway, woo! Books!

Previously: A discussion with Shasti O’Leary Soudant, a Buffalo-based artist in the business of book covers.