We have heard countless times that ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’, but even if we don’t judge we can’t help but take a long moment admiring the book covers of 2021. They are unique, innovative, beautifully designed, and show the creativity of illustrators. In this article let’s look at the 15 most beautiful book covers of 2021.

The Atmospherians – Alex McElroy

15 Most Beautiful Book Covers of 2021 - The Atmospherians
15 Most Beautiful Book Covers of 2021 – The Atmospherians

Sasha Marcus is a popular girl as an internet sensation and a darling of social media. But a confrontation with a troll altered her life and reputation. It cost her the job of waitressing. She is locked in her apartment while men’s rights protestors are raging outside. Her friend Dyson, a failed actor who has a history of body image issues will help her to protect the lost reputation. But at what cost?

The Weightless World – Adam Soto

The Weightless World
The Weightless World

This book by Soto deals with the sci-fi genre and it retrospects the past to get a look at the future. From Chicago to Silicon Valley, The Weightless World deals with characters revolving around a group of fascinating characters after an alien contact.

Hurdy Gurdy – Christopher Wilson

15 Most Beautiful Book Covers of 2021 - Hurdy Gurdy
15 Most Beautiful Book Covers of 2021 – Hurdy Gurdy

Diggory’s life is about to change. The plague is hitting and Diggory knows he is not safe for long. But understanding the illness and encountering it are two different things.

Languages of Truth – Salman Rushdie

Languages of Truth
Languages of Truth

Gathering pieces written by Rushdie between 2003 and 2020, this book chronicles his intellectual association with words and nature. Through this book, threaders will know what certain writers mean to him as he explores the similarities on his own, writers like Shakespeare, Toni Morrison, Samuel Beckett, and Eudora Welty.

LaserWriter II – Tamara Shopsin

15 Most Beautiful Book Covers of 2021 - LaserWriter II
15 Most Beautiful Book Covers of 2021 – LaserWriter II

Shopsin presents a nostalgic and coming-of-age tale set in New York City, of the time when the internet was the latest. 19-year-old Claire does not converse with her co-workers but she is aware of when to snap on an antistatic bracelet.

The Four humors – Mina Seckin

The Four humors
The Four humors

Story of Sibel who is hoping to become a doctor and is thinking of spending her summer in Istanbul preparing for MCAT and visiting her father’s grave. Instead, she finds her chronic illness.

Outlawed – Anna North

15 Most Beautiful Book Covers of 2021 - Outlawed
15 Most Beautiful Book Covers of 2021 – Outlawed

1894 – Ada feels lucky to have her husband but that lucky feeling will not last for long as she is married for a year with no kids I a town where barren women are hanged as witches. She joins a group where they are collectively trying to make a safe place for women.

My Year Abroad – Chang-Rae Lee

My Year Abroad
My Year Abroad

Dealing with themes such as western-eastern culture, parenthood, mentorship, mental health, identity, and more My Year Abroad focuses on Tiller, who is an average American college student. But under the wing of Pong Lou, a Chinese-American entrepreneur who has faith in his vision of Tiller beyond his exterior changes Tiller’s life.

Are You Enjoying? – Mira Sethi

15 Most Beautiful Book Covers of 2021 - Are You Enjoying?
15 Most Beautiful Book Covers of 2021 – Are You Enjoying?

From outside world to the bedroom – from discovering sexuality to marrying your best friend to conceal it – from being an actor to growing up in the dark off-screen – from having anxiety disorder to finding gratification in the illicit affair – from preparing for sister’s wedding to beating the groom – Are You Enjoying? deals with the raw and universal happenings.

Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask – Anton Treuer

Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask
Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask

Unlike other books addressing a nation, Anton Treuer offers his best, unfiltered and unabashed opinion on Indians and what is exactly offensive to Indians and why? What is the fascination and rage between Indians and white? He provides his thoughtful opinion with the help of modern and historical research. There are certain questions that you might never marvel about and there are answers that you never expected to receive.

A Shock – Keith Ridgway

15 Most Beautiful Book Covers of 2021 - A Shock
15 Most Beautiful Book Covers of 2021 – A Shock

Each of the stories contained in this book as suggested by the title will give you A Shock. Ridgway does not present any dramatic or twist to give you a shock but a never-hoped-this kind of surprise will certainly fascinate you. It also contains a socio-political theme with dry humor.

God of Mercy – Okezie Nwoka

God of Mercy
God of Mercy

Set in Ichulu, a place where God is the greatest. The adherence of the society towards tradition helped them to dodge the colonial and global influence. But according to Ijeoma, there is a possibility of a feud between gods. Ijeoma gets imprisoned by the Christian church suspecting her as a witch and she becomes more aware of merciful love.

Shutdown – Adam Tooze

15 Most Beautiful Book Covers of 2021 - Shutdown
15 Most Beautiful Book Covers of 2021 – Shutdown

Tooze did not fail to fascinate the readers again with his forte of presenting how political affairs, social organizations, economic policy engage with upsetting human consequences from the World Bank to the local hospital. He talks about the influence of fluctuation of currency and the wrongness of institutions – health sector, social service, academic institution, and more. He discreetly but profoundly provides his views about the association of pandemics with politics. This book is a must-read to gain a better perspective of the contemporary situation.

A Symmetry – Ari Banias

A Symmetry
A Symmetry

Ari Banias weaved an ethereal collection consisting of metaphors, floral prose, poetry of gender, community, travel, language, Greece, and the imagery of it all – it is so captivating that you might want to re-read it again.

Pessoa – Richard Zenith

15 Most Beautiful Book Covers of 2021 - Pessoa
15 Most Beautiful Book Covers of 2021 – Pessoa

Zenith traces the backstories of the renowned Fernando Pessoa and all of his imagined personalities, presenting how all of them are Pessoa himself. A forlorn man with only one platonic love interest in his lifetime, he used his writings and heteronyms to discover and go around with questions regarding sexuality, spiritual truth, and politically bothered Portugal. Zenith reveals his friend circle, love interest, his support towards the homosexual writers whose works had been banned, ed and more.

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