Women on book covers + female designers | #WHMReadingChallenge

Welcome back to the Women’s History Month Reading Challenge, where we celebrate women and books, both the ones who write them and the ones inside them! And in today’s case, the ones on the covers…

HUGE thanks to everyone who joined in last week to talk about inspiring female characters! I loved reading everyone’s posts and learning about some awesome women I didn’t even know about. My post is here, and here are some of the others who participated:

Jayati @ It’s Just a Coffee Addicted Bibliophile ✨ Michaela @ Journey into Books ✨ Brittany @ Perfectly Tolerable ✨ Marie @ Sea of Pages ✨ Caro @ BookcheshireCat

It’s entirely possible that I missed people, so if you participated and aren’t linked here, let me know so I can add you.

And it’s not too late to join in with the second half of the blogging challenge! The remaining prompts are:

March 18th: female authors

March 25th: #ownvoices books about diverse women

In the meantime, today’s post is all about women on book covers! When I was starting out this post, I basically just made a list of covers that I liked that featured women, but I started thinking about the people who design them and how they often don’t get a lot of credit. So I looked through my books and found all the ones designed by women with women on the cover.

Book covers are obviously hugely important, since they’re usually the first thing we see about a book. They have to tell us something about the audience, genre, and mood of what’s inside, while also capturing our attention and curiosity. These are all covers that I think do an amazing job at all of this, and also just look beautiful!

So let’s look at some of these beautiful books!


Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann

Cover designed by Liz Dresner

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We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

Cover designed by Samira Iravani, art by Adams Caravalho

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An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Cover designed by Kristin Smith-Boyle, art by Shane Rebenschied

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To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

Cover designed by Lucy Ruth Cummins

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Enna Burning by Shannon Hale

Cover designed by Colleen Andrews and Yelena Safronova, art by Peter Strain

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Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moira Fowley-Doyle

Cover designed by Lindsey Andrews

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Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Cover designed by Olga Grlic, art by Noelle Stevenson

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City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab

Cover designed by Baily Crawford

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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Cover designed by Laywan Kwan

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The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Cover designed by Jenna Stempel-Lobell, art by Debra Cartwright

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The Summer of Jordi Perez by Amy Spalding

Cover design by Kate Gartner

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What are your favorite book covers featuring women?

x Margaret 

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19 thoughts on “Women on book covers + female designers | #WHMReadingChallenge

  1. Thank you for mentioning my post, I had so much fun doing a post for the prompt! 💕😊 I love that you choose to talk about the designers behind the book covers, as they so rarely get talked about!! And I love the cover for We are okay, it is so aesthetically pleasing 😍

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  2. Ahh these book covers look ALL amazing, and thank you for talking about the designers of the covers, too, that’s so important ❤ I LOVE the covers of We Are Okay and Spellbook of the Lost and Found SO much! ❤

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