My Top 10 Book Covers of 2015

 In Design

I’m not sure why I’m enjoying these year-end lists. But since I am, here’s another one, and this one it’s near and dear to me since it’s in my field of book design. Because I work on about 100 books per year—covers and/or interiors—I see a lot of great designs come across my desk. It’s tricky to narrow all of them down to 10, but I’m going to try. I know there are a lot that I’ve completely forgotten, so please tell me your favorites from 2015 in the comments.

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty—design by Peter Adlington (Canongate)

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty (Canongate); Design by Peter Adlington

Hotels of North America by Rick Moody—design by Keith Hayes (Little, Brown & Co.)

Hotels of North America by Rick Moody (Little,Brown & Co.); Design by Keith Hayes

The Italians by John Hooper—design by Nicholas Misani (Viking)

The Italians by John Hooper (Viking); Design by Nicholas Misani

One Day in the Life of the English Language by Frank L. Cioffi—design by Chris Ferrante (Princeton University Press)

One Day in the Life of the English Language by Frank L. Cioffi (Princeton University Press); Design by Chris Ferrante

Thank You, Goodnight by Andy Abramowitz—design by Kimberly Glyder (Simon & Schuster)

Thank You, Goodnight by Andy Abramowitz (Simon& Schuster); Design by Kimberly Glyder

A Kim Jong-Il Production by Paul Fischer—design by Graham Humphreys (Flatiron Books)

A Kim Jong-Il Production by Paul Fischer (Flatiron Books); Design by Graham Humphreys

Book of Numbers by Joshua Cohen—design by design Suzanne Dean (Harvill Secker)

Book of Numbers by Joshua Cohen (Harvill Secker); Design Suzanne Dean

Drinking in America by Susan Cheever—design by Rex Bonomelli (Twelve Books)

Drinking in America by Susan Cheever(Twelve Books); Design by Rex Bonomelli

Munich Airport by Greg Baxter—design by Anne Twomey (Twelve Books)

Munich Airport by Greg Baxter (Twelve Books); Design by Anne Twomey

When the Doves Disappeared by Sofi Oksanen—design by Kelly Blair (Knopf)

When the Doves Disappeared by Sofi Oksanen (Knopf); Design by Kelly Blair

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