YEAR-END READING: JUDGE BOOKS BY THEIR COVERS

Of course we know you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but there’s nothing that says you can’t appreciate a book’s external beauty just as much as what’s on the inside, right? Here are some of our favourite covers of 2016:

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Model Disciple by Michael Prior (Signal Editions)

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Buoyancy Control by Adrienne Gruber (BookThug)

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The Last White House at the End of the Row of White Houses by Michael E Casteels (Invisible Publishing)

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The Hideous Hidden by Sylvia Legris (New Directions)

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How to Draw a Rhinoceros by Kate Sutherland (BookThug)

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A Pillow Book by Suzanne Buffam (House of Anansi Press)

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Totem Poles and Railroads by Janet Rogers (ARP Books)

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Metanoia by Sharon McCartney (Biblioasis)

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Shiner by Eva H.D. (Mansfield Press)

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Caribou Run by Richard Kemick (Goose Lane Editions)

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BONUS: FLOAT by ANNE CARSON | Because how could this stunning collection of chapbooks marketed as a book not make it onto our list? Maybe not a best cover of the year, but certainly best packaging.