All this “favorite (anything)” gets harder and harder every time.
That aside, let me point out the obvious: one book can have different types of covers. Despite being released in the same year, a few continents or countries sometimes insist on having distinction. So they employ local artists or companies to come up with covers—and even jackets—for the same book.
So without further ado and in no particular order, the book list that I tried to shorten as much as possible:
- I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak? Yes.
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak? Iffy, more of no than yes.
- Unfortunate English: The Gloomy Truth behind the Words You Use by Bill Brohaugh? Maybe.
- A Certain Je Ne Sais Quoi: Words We Pinched from Other Languages by Chloe Rhodes? No.
- A Separate Peace by John Knowles? No. Saved by the back cover (SBTBC).
- Braindroppings by George Carlin? No. (SBTBC).
- The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman? Yes.
- Battle Royale by Koushun Takami? No. Saved by the movie (SBTM).
- Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins? No. But recommended by a friend (BRBF).
- Trainman by Hitori Nakano? Yes.
- Father (Anthology)? Yes.
- Good Book: The Bizarre, Hilarious, Disturbing, Marvelous, and Inspiring Things I Learned When I Read Every Single Word of the Bible by David Plotz? Yes.
- The Year of Living Biblically: One Man’s Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible by A. J. Jacobs? Yes.
- Mythology by Edith Hamilton? No. Saved by my love for mythology.
- The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery? No. (BRBF).
- The Last Invisible Boy by Evan Kuhlman? Yes.
- The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan? No. (BRBF).
- The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan? Yes.
- The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan? Yes.
- Tall Story by Candy Gourlay? No. (BRBF).
- The Last Unicorn by Peter Beagle? Yes. (SBTM).
- I Hope You Dance by Mark D. Sanders and Tia Sillers? Yes.
- Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll? No. I’ve seen better covers of the same book. In other words: I loved the book but not the cover.