Book Covers Matter! It is the most important feature of a novel and is usually the reader's first visual impression. If I am not familiar with the author and the cover looks like shit, I am not choosing the book. I will overlook it or pass on to the next. But if it grabs my attention from a shelf and stands out, then I am most definitely choosing it.
While reading the book, I still take the cover under consideration. Does it accurately represent the story or the characters, especially those of color? Is it reading-in-public-friendly? Will it spark a conversation? Is it recognizable? Is it a play on words or images? Does the cover make you stare? And most importantly, is it true to the title?
These are the factors I considered when choosing the best book covers of 2019.