Everyone knows I am a sucker for a good cover.
2009 was a year of great, striking covers, and though I didn't read them all, they certainly made their impressions on me. I'm the type of book dork that, when I like the way a book looks, I am a) likely to buy it, even if it's not something I think I'll love; b) will just pick it up every now and then and hold it. No joke. I just stare at the pretty, pretty picture, and stroke the cover a bit. Yeah...
So here, for your viewing pleasure, are some of my favorite covers of 2009.
Some were published in 2009; some were published prior to '09, but caught my eye this past year. Some haven't even been published yet, but their covers were released in 2009.
Both versions of this cover are just stunning.
I can't decide which of these covers I love more, which is why I don't own either.
So what were your favorite covers this year?