However...I've only read 43 books so far this year, and choosing 10 would mean nearly a quarter of the books I read this year would have to have eye-catching covers. Which is not the case, unfortunately. So instead, this is my top 5 book covers of books I read in 2014, because I was only honestly able to pick out 5 that seemed exceptional!
In no particular order...
1. Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult (review)
It's just so pretty and calming. Sometimes simplicity is all I want from a book cover.
2. The Blonde by Anna Godbersen (review)
As much as I disliked the book itself, the cover is fairly dramatic.
3. Croak by Gina Damico (review)
If you've read this book, you'll know that the main character (Lex) is fairly sassy and bad-ass, and this picture sums her up so well. Plus, you know, scythe. Kind of disarming.
4. What I Had Before I Had You by Sarah Cornwell (review)
Makes me want summer and roller coasters and slurpees.
5. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman (review)
The image of the girl in the water is beautiful, but also rather haunting. A perfect fit for this novel.
What say you, readers? Did you read anything with an especially lovely cover this year?