They say never judge a book by its cover but we all do, and sometimes, so do the publishers. Book covers are constantly getting redesigned and aesthetically cultivated, and the slight changes with each new edition makes for an interesting collection of the same book. I don’t hate it, and I don’t think y’all do either.
Here are ten of my favorite redesigned covers that make me want to go out and replace the perfectly good books I already own. The copy I own is pictured on the left, the copy I want, the right.
1. The Call of the Wild by Jack London
2. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling
3. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
4. Emma by Jane Austen
5. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
6. 1984 by George Orwell
7. A Manual for Cleaning Women by Lucia Berlin
8. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
9. The Liars’ Club by Mary Karr
10. No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy