10 Redesigned Book Covers That’ll Make You Want a New Copy of an Old Favorite

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


Call of the Wild



2. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling


Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban



3. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka


The Metamorphosis



4. Emma by Jane Austen





5. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey


One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest



6. 1984 by George Orwell





7. A Manual for Cleaning Women by Lucia Berlin


A Manual for Cleaning Women



8. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold


The Lovely Bones



9. The Liars’ Club by Mary Karr


The Liars Club




10. No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy


No Country for Old Men