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The Instagrammable Book Covers List

Brunch, Bali, and why not books? These bright, eye-catching book covers will spice up your Instagram feed. And the stories within these covers are even better for a real life #MotivationMonday or #WomanCrushWednesday.

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    The Plant Messiah

    Plants never fail to make a great Instagram photo. And the bright green is a perfect pop of color for your feed. Between the covers, you’ll discover a memoir of saving extraordinary plants on the brink of extinction.

    The Plant Messiah Book Cover Picture
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    The Italian Teacher

    This cover looks like a painting, with blues, reds, and oranges to choose from for your Instagram set-up. Inside, disocover a novel about a son of a great painter trying to create his own legacy.

    The Italian Teacher Book Cover Picture
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    The Lesser Bohemians

    With muted colors and window-like imagery, this beautiful cover is intriguing and artistic. Set in 1990s London, the novel follows a young girl as she grows up and experiences the intensity of a new love.

    The Lesser Bohemians Book Cover Picture
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    Song of a Captive Bird

    With all the elements of a great Instagram photo, this cover has color contrast, flowers, and a beautiful door. Inside, this debut novel captures of the spirit of a woman who represents the birth of feminism in Iran.

    Song of a Captive Bird Book Cover Picture
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    Here We Are

    We’ve seen a million pictures from the wing of a plane, but how about from space? Oliver Jeffers provides a user’s guide to live on Earth, with his signature wit and humor.

    Here We Are Book Cover Picture
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    The Queen of Hearts

    Another bright cover with exquisite flowers that will get your Instagram ready for warmer weather. This debut novel pulses with humor and empathy surrounding a friendship between two women.

    The Queen of Hearts Book Cover Picture
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    The Perfect Scoop

    Food always does well on the feed, including that perfect ice cream scoop on a blistering day. David Lebovitz presents is comprehensive collection of homemade ice creams, sorbets, gelatos, and granitas.

    The Perfect Scoop, Revised and Updated Book Cover Picture
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    The Lifters

    This children’s book makes for a more intricate Instagram photo, with a journey to the underground. Dave Eggers’ story is full of mystery and adventure.

    The Lifters Book Cover Picture
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    Ten Magic Butterflies

    It is almost impossible to capture butterflies (and fairies) in detail through a lens. This cover captures both with a story about numbers as flowers turn into butterflies.

    Ten Magic Butterflies Book Cover Picture
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    Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag

    This illustrated cover with colors of the rainbow perfectly exemplifies the inside of this children’s picture book – the story of the Gay Pride Flag, a story of love, hope, equality, and pride.

    Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag Book Cover Picture
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    The Vegetarian

    Perhaps your next #WCW picture? We suggest reading the book first, a darkly allegorical novel of power, obsession, and one woman’s struggle to break free from the violence without and within her.

    The Vegetarian Book Cover Picture
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    Reign of the Fallen

    For a more glamorous and morbid Instagram shot, this novel is an unpredictable read, with a surprising and breathtaking romance contained in the pages.

    Reign of the Fallen Book Cover Picture
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    The Night Diary

    Hands write, reach and hold each other against a dark, starry sky. This children’s book follows a young half-Muslim, half-Hindi girl after the Partition in India.

    The Night Diary Book Cover Picture
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    All the Beautiful Girls

    This cover is a great #TBT #WCW shot set in 1960s Las Vegas. A gutsy showgirl attempts to conquer her past and find connection and freedom.

    All the Beautiful Girls Book Cover Picture
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    Ritz and Escoffier

    Here’s a cover to show off the fancier side of life. This scandalous tale recounts how the savoy Hotel became the modern luxury hotel and restaurant, signaling a new order.

    Ritz and Escoffier Book Cover Picture
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    Trenton Makes

    Within the pages of this split, artistic cover is a story about the nature of identity, about a woman who carves out her share of the American Dream by living as a man.

    Trenton Makes Book Cover Picture
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    The Immortalists

    What is more stunning than Instagram in autumn? This exquisite cover contains a story set in 1969 in New York City, about destiny and choice, reality and illusion.

    The Immortalists Book Cover Picture
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    Alternate Side

    These colors will pop out against your feed of food or skyline pictures. While the cover looks bright and cheerful, the story follows a seemingly happy marriage exposed by an unexpected act of violence.

    Alternate Side Book Cover Picture
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    The Idiot

    While stones don’t often make a beautiful photo, the light pink and simplicity of this cover do the trick. This novel follows a young woman as she discovers herself, in an unguarded look at the uncertainty of life on the cusp of adulthood.

    The Idiot Book Cover Picture
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    The Waters & The Wild

    Beautiful and chaotic, this cover matches its interior. In this thriller, a psychoanalyst is haunted by a past crime and tries to protect his daughter from his mistakes.

    The Waters & The Wild Book Cover Picture
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    You may be wondering why this hair seems different from the new haircuts on your Instagram feed. Norma has supernatural hair which alerts her that her mother may not have taken her own life.

    Norma Book Cover Picture
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    The Female Persuasion

    Strong colorful lines weave in and out of letters. This electric, multilayered novel focuses on ambition, power, friendship, and mentorship, and the romantic ideals we all follow deep into adulthood.

    The Female Persuasion Book Cover Picture
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    We all need some humor to break up our Instagram feed every once and a while. Samantha Irby returns with a smart, edgy, hilarious and unabashedly raunchy collection of essays.

    Meaty Book Cover Picture
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    The Monk of Mokha

    With a spine of gold letters and a cover of intricate scenes, this book is perfect for that vintage shot. The story centers on a young Yemeni American man who finds himself trapped in Sana’a by civil war.

    The Monk of Mokha Book Cover Picture
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    This cover appeals to your more techie followers but still provides a splash of color. Warcross follows a girl who hacks her way into a game to dangerous depths.

    Warcross Book Cover Picture
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    The Girl Who Smiled Beads

    Simple yet stunning, this cover weaves the words into the design. This memoir follows a young girl who fled the Rwandan massacre, and emphasizes the power of imagination to transcend even the most profound injuries.

    The Girl Who Smiled Beads Book Cover Picture

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