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17 Books With Breathtaking Covers That You Need To Know

17 Books With Breathtaking Covers That You Need To Know

For book lovers, there’s nothing more important than a well-crafted story and a memorable plot. For book collectors however, there’s an added preference and affinity for beautiful covers that long to be touched. Some book covers draw you in and mesmerize you, regardless of the actual content. Going through my own collection and scouring the internet for favorites, I’ve listed below some incredible book covers that will hopefully arouse some curiosity or sheer appreciation.

1. Siddharta – by Hermann Hesse

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    The vibrant hue and minimalist design of this book is aligned to the story it contains. Siddharta is a page-turner, despite being a very deep, spiritual book that will leave you reeling and thinking.

    2. Big Magic – by Elizabeth Gilbert

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      The colors! The title! So much promise. A great book by the author of Eat, Pray, Love, ideal for the creative archetype or creative-wannabes. Elizabeth Gilbert expands on her own knowledge and encourages others through the beauty and struggle of the creative process.

      3. Tampa – by Alyssa Nutting

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        Besides the ingenious symbolism behind the flesh-colored button slit, this is a phenomenal book for fiction lovers that is hard to digest but worth every single moment of discomfort.

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        4. The Lost Girls – by Jennifer Baggett, Holly C. Corbett, Amanda Pressner

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          If only for the sake of visualizing myself on some exotic beach that largely resembles my screensaver, I couldn’t resist purchasing this gem of a travel book. Perfect for female travelers, the story of The Lost Girls is sure to evoke some serious wanderlust.

          5. Zen Pencils, Volume Two – by Gavin Aung Than

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            Stumbling upon the eponymous blog name is a fond memory of mine. The book which has high-definition inspirational comics never fail to make me feel grateful and motivated. This book includes a free poster and makes for a wonderful gift for almost anyone. I can’t recommend it enough.

            6. Aleph – by Paulo Coelho

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              Beyond stating the obvious, which is that Paulo Coelho writes meaningful books, that leading path in the water is intriguing and aweworthy. An insightful look into karmic justice based on the memories of the author’s past life.

              7. Perfect Strangers – by Tasmina Perry

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                Diving into a Tasmina Perry book is the mental equivalent of sinking your toes into flawless sand on the deserted beach of your dreams on a perfect day. Her writing is immaculate and the characters are always intricately woven into a heavy and fantastic net that will leave you exuberant yet flabbergasted by the last page. Her novels are a staple in my carry-on and are always welcome on my bookshelf, also because of their beautiful covers.

                8. Paris Letters – by Janice MacLeod

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                  This book cover doubles as a post card, if you’re ever in a bind. A beautiful, romantic and brave story about a woman who leaves everything up to chance and gains a rather poetic adventure in Paris.

                  9. Love Poems – by Pablo Neruda

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                    The delicate, golden calligraphy. The dainty pastel pink book that could fit into your hand or pocket. Poetry lovers, rejoice. Pablo Neruda will revive the coldest hearts with his honeyed words about the fondest sentiment of all.

                    10. Illustrated Complete Works of Shakespeare – by William Shakespeare

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                      Beware, this is a very heavy encyclopedia loaded with all – and I do mean all – of Shakespeare’s plays, sonnets, poems. It’s a beautiful collection for fans of classic literature or party snobs who want to appear intelligent and cultured and of course for fans of beautiful book covers.

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                      11. A piece of cake – by Cupcake Brown

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                        Don’t let the gorgeous throw of colorful confetti mislead you. This is a very intense (and rewarding) story about starting at rock bottom and fighting to not only reach the core but surpass it brilliantly.

                        12. Euphoria – by Lily King

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                          I have no idea what this book is about. I wish I could tell you but I never quite got past the cover. If you really must go past the book cover, there is a ton of praise and positive reviews that accompanies this book. It must be good. But more importantly, where can I hang this in my house?

                          13. The life and love of the sea – by Lewis Blackwell

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                            This is a book to behold and daydream, made easy with the beautiful images that leak from one page to the next, heavy with ocean fantasies.

                            14. Scent of a dream: Travels in the world of coffee – by Sebastiao Salgado

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                              At first glance, I genuinely thought this was a poster without a frame. The gorgeous photo pulls you in with eager fingers to undress the remainder of this coffee-table must have.

                              15. Cosmos – by Carl Sagan

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                                A popular and classic book frequent on most must-read lists, the cover alone induces a lot of wonder and the content is equally as marvelous.

                                16. Lust – Marc Lagrange

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                                  Feast your eyes on this series of photogenic essays. Although the hefty price tag might be a slight deterrent, it’s worth every lusty blink.

                                  17. Cain – by José Saramago

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                                    A riveting take on a biblical story, the artsy cover doesn’t distract from the incredible story that lies beneath.

                                    Featured photo credit: Stockholm Public Library by Elmindreda via flickr.com

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                                    Last Updated on February 11, 2021

                                    The 20 Most Creative Instagram Accounts That Will Inspire You

                                    The 20 Most Creative Instagram Accounts That Will Inspire You

                                    Instagram allows you to see exactly what inspires people and how creativity is drawn from their everyday life. We use Instagram to capture what makes us smile, what brings joy to our life, and what we are passionate about, and the accounts listed below are sure to inspire you in turn.

                                    Here are our 20 top creative Instagram accounts that you should be following today.

                                    1. Humans Of New York

                                    Brandon Stanton walks the streets of New York City taking street photography, and he gets his subjects to open up about life details that even many family members may not know about them. It makes you smile and connect with the images at a new level.

                                     2.  Paris in Four Months

                                    Carin Olsson moved to Paris and is documenting every part of her experience, from the macaroons to the Eiffel Tower with all of its shimmering lights. If you want to go to Paris but can’t get there today, Carin will take you.

                                    3. Civilized Caveman Cooking

                                    George Bryant offers up more than his love for cooking Paleo cuisine as he shares more about life, joy, and happiness. His coined hashtag is #hugsandbacon.

                                    4. Andrew Knapp

                                    Andrew has taken the world by storm with his adorable version of Where’s Waldo? His version is Find Momo, and stars his border collie.

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                                    5. Idafrosk

                                    Ida Skivenes has developed a knack for food art. From the world of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to Strawberry Fields Forever, she has recreated it all with food.

                                    6. GrandmaBetty33

                                    Grandma Betty is fighting cancer and is inspiring others to smile and be happy in life. She brings a smile to your face instantly and is like having your grandma right beside you.

                                    7. Maya_on_the_Move

                                    Tania Ahsan captures the world of her cute bulldog, Maya, on her adventures in New York. Maya makes appearances that will make you smile, laugh, and inspire you to go out and create something special.

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                                    8. Leoleoparis

                                    Leo captures the life on the streets of Paris. Most of his work is done in black and white, offering that iconic Parisian look.

                                    9. Jacob Santiago

                                    Jacob Santiago creates stunning, vibrant images around New York City, showcasing the architecture and streets. I’m sure you haven’t seen the streets of NYC like this before.

                                    10. Julie’s Kitchen

                                    Julie Lee showcases how everyday produce can create colorful art designs. At first glance, you think it is just a design; then, a second take illustrates that it is really fruits and vegetables.

                                    11. iloveplaymo

                                    iloveplaymo brings together photography and Playmobil toys in action. The images are up to date with current world events and everyday life.

                                    12. “Red” Hong Yi

                                    Red Hong Yi loves to paint without a paintbrush. Her style uses daily items to create lovely images.

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                                    13. Alexis Diaz

                                    A breathtaking artist from Puerto Rico who loves to paint murals. Alexis’s work is featured all over the world.

                                    14. Murad Osmann

                                    Murad Osmann is a music video producer, but his claim to fame on Instagram has been his photographs with his girlfriend leading him by her hand.

                                    15. Simone Bramate

                                    Simone Bramate is a storyteller who just so happens to take delightful photos as well.

                                    16. Willie Kessel

                                    Willie Kessel brings beach life right to your smartphone. Amazing surf and lifestyle images that take your mind off of all of the work and stress in your life.

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                                    Nick Ulivieri is a talented photographer who loves to capture the windy city of Chicago and skies, especially during storms. His images are gorgeous and make you realize how wonderful life really is.

                                    18. Jo Jerry

                                    Jo Jerry’s landscape photos around Santorini, Greece, make you want to book a flight immediately. The bright colors and simplicity in the images make his photos stand out from the rest.

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                                    GoPro uses fan-sourced images on their account that are all captured with a GoPro. Creativity to the max is used in these images and range from the grocery store to incredible surf.

                                    20. Vin Farrell

                                    Vin Farrell is a creative who works on the agency side for large clients and has a knack for photography. His iPhone captures amazing aerial images around NYC and the world.

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