It has been a while since I've put together a 'favourite list', in fact I've mostly collated other people's favourites in the past, so I thought it was about time I pulled my finger out and bloody well did something about it.
As you've probably already guessed my selection is comprised of commercial fiction, an area of book cover design I hold close to my heart... mostly to keep it warm as it's usually booted out into the cold and ignored.
I've said before how commercial fiction is the naughty brother of literary 'posh books for posh people' fiction (obviously I say this tongue in cheek and with a side wink, which is hard to pull off), but it's also the wealthy, popular sibling that keeps most of us in a job.
They are also some of the toughest book covers to design. So, hats off to the commercial fiction designers; blood, sweat and many a cover meeting tear has gone into these.
Here are my top five picks (in no particular order):