Top 5 Naked Hardcovers

For me, there’s nothing better than taking the dust jacket off of a hardcover book and finding something underneath. Some shiny lettering, an embossed design, a picture – it feels like you’re uncovering a buried treasure! Some of them are so beautiful that I would even be willing to ditch the dust jacket all together and just display the naked book! Also, when I posted this topic, some people asked if this was a topic about naked covers…… as in naked people on covers……. not entirely what I meant but let me tell you, I wouldn’t be opposed to seeing a top 5 of those either! LOL

SIDE NOTE – I’m scheduling this post but I will be out of town until noon. So I will update the list as soon as I make it home. Just don’t be surprised if I’m a little late getting to you all 🙂

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme where I explore different topics. If you are interested in participating I would love to have you! Here is a list of my Upcoming Topics in July – please remember to ping back a specific post of mine so I get a notification and I will add you to the participants list!

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So, when I was making this list I had a few books in mind to feature. But as I was checking the books on my shelves, I realized that there were WAY more than I thought! Because of that, this list will be a top 10! Because there are so many though, I’m going to attempt a different format so that this post isn’t a million years long. Enjoy the beauty!

The Giver Quartet

This is one of my favourite hardcovers EVER!!! There is no dust jacket – just this glorious design! Not only that but the page edges are sprayed red. It’s one of the most beautiful books I own!! This is the only one that’s not hidden under a dust jacket so it’s not in the format of the rest. The rest will just be in picture form. Enjoy!

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I figured that pictures were the best way to explain why I love these books so much! There’s everything from gorgeous designs, embossed graphics, and simple foil lettering. There’s no denying that these are stunning! What’s your favourite naked hardcover?

Until next time, happy reading!

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  1. Cindy says:

    I love seeing the designs under the dust jacket! The Illuminae cover is gorgeous and Sleeping Giants ah! That’s on my TBR and it’s so so stunning!

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    1. Enjoy Sleeping Giants! As much as I loved that book, the sequel, Waking Gods, was amazing!!

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  2. Those are gorgeous!!! This makes me want to go out and buy some hardcovers. I hate reading hardcovers… But, I LOVE owning them!! 💖💖

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    1. SAME! Hardcovers are so awkward to hold and the edges hurt sometimes. I much prefer paperbacks. But you’re right – I like owning hardcovers because they’re pretty lol

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  3. I feel really sad that I can’t participate in this weeks Top 5 Tuesday!

    I went through all my hardbacks when you announced the July topics and I was SO annoyed to discover that without the dust covers they were all so so boring. Just plain colours with text on the spine! So I couldn’t really big any of them up in a post for this weeks topic haha.

    Your hardbacks are beautiful though and have made me slightly jealous!

    I’ll be back to participating next week 🙂 !

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    1. No worries! I knew that this wouldn’t be for everyone since a lot of people read paperbacks and ebooks 🙂 can’t wait to see what you come up with next week!

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  4. jillianthebookbutterfly says:

    I own The Sun is Also a Star and the Passenger duology but I completely forgot about their naked covers!

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    1. 😂 I almost did too! Lol

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  5. I so love hardcovers that have something beneath the dust jacket. It always feels like I have stumbled upon a sweet leetle surprise left behind just for the reader.
    What a fun post! I love the ones you’ve chosen for it too!

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    1. That’s how I feel too 🙂

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  6. I absolutely love beautiful naked books. It’s why I always tend to buy hardcovers, because I’m always hoping that there’s going to be a surprise when I take off the dust jacket! What a fun post, and I definitely agree! Pictures are the best way to get across how amazing they are. You chose some GORGEOUS books!

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    1. Aren’t they such a great surprise!

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  7. Mel says:

    omg these are all so gorgeous! I especially love heartless, which I sadly still haven’t read. I didn’t know there was a collection of all 4 giver books! It’s so pretty. I might have to get that at some point.

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    1. The Giver bind up was cheaper to purchase than buying all four books. I didn’t expect it to be that beautiful though! Hope you love Heartless when you get to it 🙂

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  8. WHOA! The cover and under the cover jacket for The Forgetting are beautiful!

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    1. It’s gorgeous right? One of these days I’ll actually read it 😂

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  9. Carolina @fictionologyst says:

    OMG I didn’t know the Themis Files naked cover is so gorgeous! I need them!!!

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    1. It’s one of those books where the dust jacket has a hole in it to expose the design on the actual hardback. I wish they made more of those!!

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      1. Carolina @fictionologyst says:

        Aaah like The Illuminae Files? I love it!! Thank you so much! Added it to my wishlist!

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  10. Abbie says:

    These are so gorgeous! Heartless is definitely one of my favorites! 😍❤️

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  11. So pretty!!! My favorite naked cover is definitely, without a doubt, Children of Blood and Bone. ❤
    Although The Wicked Deep is gorgeous as well, hah! 😀

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    1. I only have the ARC of Children of Blood and Bone – I might have to go buy a hardcover just because it’s so pretty!!

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      1. Ha, I’d toootally do that as well! 😛

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  12. Wow, those are all gorgeous!!!

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  13. mine i just put mine up girl, hope that you enjoy it,

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  14. OMG! The Diviners!! So gorgeous. Heartless made it on my list as well. Such beautiful choices 🙂

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  15. Rose says:

    All of these are so pretty! I’ve never even seen any of these before but I need them all, especially those editions of Passenger and Wayfarer!

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    1. Sadly I still haven’t read Passenger or Wayfarer. But I talk about how beautiful they are all the time lol

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  16. These are absolutely gorgeous!!

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  17. Birdie says:

    I almost included Illuminae too!

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  18. Beware Of The Reader says:

    Hahaha Shannah one of yours is on my list! Here is my link 🙂 http://bewareofthereader.com/when-shanah-make-me-undress-books-top-5-books-with-naked-covers/

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  19. Lola says:

    I want to this one, but did not find the time today to go through my physical shelves – may do a belated one tomorrow!

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  20. hannawsreads says:

    Amazing covers! Especially sleeping Giants, that one is gorgeus! 😍

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  21. These are beautiful!! ❤ Illuminae has to be one of my favorites!

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  22. Wow, these are stunning! I love the Sleeping Giants cover, it’s incredible. And I own Illuminae in that edition and I think it is so unique which I love.

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  23. Wow I love these so much!!! Great post!

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  24. Nia says:

    Those covers are absolutely gorgeous! I can’t believe I forgot to mention the Passenger duology and The Forgetting! They are both such beautiful naked covers!
    I thought about The Diviners, Illuminae and Heartless, because they are so pretty as well😍.

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  25. This was such a fun idea! Those books are gorgeous! I also really like the US deluxe edition of The Wicked Deep, it has silver stars pressed into the hardback. Great post 🙂

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    1. I’ve seen a few pictures of the Wicked Deep and it’s beautiful!! 😍

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  26. kyera says:

    I’m obsessed with the Diviners one! And Heartless is so spot on perfect for the book. I love all of your picks!

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