The Top 10 Book Covers of 2010 

If the book-as-object remains, for many, an irreplaceable part of the reading experience, it's not just down to Ludditism and weird mildew fetishes: credit is due to the many terrific designers laboring to make you look as good as possible on the subway. Here's a completely subjective rundown of how.

The 10 Best Book Covers of 2010
9. <i>Living in the End Times</i>, by Slavoj Zizek (Verso) 8. <i>The Road</i>, by Vasily Grossman (NYRB Classics) 7. <i>The Microscripts</i>, by Robert Walser (New Directions) 6. <i>A Week at the Airport</i>, by Alain de Botton (Vintage) 5. <i>The Petting Zoo</i>, by Jim Carroll (Viking) 4. <i>Nox</i>, by Anne Carson (New Directions) 3. <i>The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet</i>, by David Mitchell (Random House) 2. <i>Super Sad True Love Story</i>, by Gary Shteyngart (Random House)

The 10 Best Book Covers of 2010

A subjective sampling of the year in book design.

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