Tiny Navajo Reads: Top Ten Book Cover Redesigns


August 6, 2019 by TinyNavajo

Hi guys! It’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday! TTT was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is about cover redesigns. This is an interesting and controversial idea, because there can be a very divisive subject among book lovers. For me, I don’t mind it when book covers are redesigned, if the redesign is good (a.k.a. I like it). If the redesign is not good, then I just find a book with the original cover if possible.

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson

Dragonsong by Anne McCaffrey

Stardust by Neil Gaiman

Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede

Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

Reticence by Gail Carriger

Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett

The Martian by Andy Weir

Sourdough by Robin Sloan

What is your favourite redesign? Do you like movie cover redesigns or do you want publishers to leave books alone? Comment below and let me know!

6 thoughts on “Tiny Navajo Reads: Top Ten Book Cover Redesigns

  1. I actually like all of these redesigns. I also like the originals, though.

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    • TinyNavajo says:

      I agree, these are redesigns that I like, so they’re all ones that I’ve included. If there’s a redesign that I don’t like about a book, then I’ll do all that I can in order to find another cover design on the book before I buy it.

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  2. lydiaschoch says:

    I really like the redesign for Dragonsong.

    My TTT.


  3. I much prefer the show tie-in cover for Good Omens than the original, which is super bland! Same with The Hobbit, because it looks so inviting and like the start of an adventure, like it should. I normally don’t like movie covers, but these are definitely exceptions.

    Here’s my TTT post.


  4. I feel like redesigns are hit or miss with me and usually no in betweens. I like only a handful of tie-in editions (both film and television) but I love when some fantasy novels get a tie-in edition if they make sure it’s fitting in a whimsical way–it’s usually always better than if they did a tie-in for, say, a contemporary novel. You know?


    • TinyNavajo says:

      I can understand that, there are only a few movie-tie in redesigns that I actually like and they were included in this post. Others are just not done well. As for other redesigns, as long as they make sense or connect better to the book than the original did, I’m good. I also like some redesigns that happen for other countries than the ones that happen for the US. Spinning Silver specifically is one of my favourite UK redesigns!


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