I got this idea from Rachel, who annually posts her favorite book covers of the year! It’s honestly one of my favorite posts that she does, so I don’t know why I haven’t done my own in previous years, but here we are!
To clarify: these books are all published in 2021, and I have not read all of them, nor do I necessarily want to read all of them. We’re going purely off looks here!
Onto the books!
- A Desolation Called Peace by Arkady Martine (Tordotcom)
- She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker Chan (Tor)
- The Shadow of the Gods by John Gwynne (Orbit)
- American Betiya by Anuradha D. Rajurkar (Knopf)
- Everyone Dies Famous in a Small Town by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock (Random House)
- After Alice Fell by Kim Taylor Blakemore (Lake Union)
- A Master of Djinn by P. Djeli Clark (Tor)
- Fault Lines by Emily Itami (Custom House)
- Triflers Need Not Apply by Camilla Bruce (Penguin)
- The Lights of Prague by Nicole Jarvis (Titan)
- Revelator by Daryl Gregory (Knopf)
- Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim (Hodder and Stoughton)
- For the Wolf by Hannah Whitten (Orbit)
- The Lighthouse Witches by CJ Cooke (HarperCollins)
- Seven Deaths of an Empire by G.R. Matthews (Solaris)
I can’t really discern a clear theme here except that I seem to really appreciate fantasy covers.