Small confession: I unabashedly judge books by their covers. So far as I’m concerned, a story can be a beautiful thing and there is no shame in adorning it with a beautiful image. It is in that spirit that I decided to gather a small gallery of book covers which deserve to be appreciated in their own right. To keep things objective, I only selected books that I haven’t read (save for one) to prevent the content from influencing their aesthetic qualities. In any case, check out some really phenomenal visual work in the gallery below. If you’ve read any of them, it would be interesting to hear your takes on the given covers!