Best Book Covers of the Year

From the minimal to the delightfully overwhelming, the New York Times’ selection of the year’s best book covers is a feast for the eyes. Some favorites include the bright and busy cover for “The Mothers” by Brit Bennett, which was designed by Rachel Willey; the upside-down and very apt “But What If We’re Wrong?” by Chuck Klosterman, designed by Paul Sahre; and our favorite, the Kelly Blair-designed “Against Everything” by Mark Greif. As the Times’ Matt Dorfman says, “These covers are challenging without being impenetrable and playful without being precious—none of which is an easy task for a designer.” Go judge a book (or 12) by its cover at the NY Times.