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Ashley Holstrom

Staff Writer

Ashley Holstrom helps make books at Sourcebooks. She lives near Chicago with her cat named after Hemingway and her bookshelves organized by color. Newsletter: Crooked Reads. Twitter: @alholstrom.

Happy spring! We love a good book cover here at the Riot, and what better way to celebrate than with a collection of (some of) the great new book covers hitting shelves in April? Some of these are reprints or paperbacks, but mostly they are new books! Yay, new books!

We don’t want to endorse judging these books by their covers, but, we also wouldn’t endorse you *not* judging these books by their awesome new book covers.

Acid West: Essays by Joshua Wheeler

Out April 17 from MCD X Fsg Originals.

Animals Eat Each Other by Elle Nash

Out April 3 from Dzanc.

Before Mars by Emma Newman

Out April 17 from Ace.

Beyond Measure: Essays by Rachel Z. Arndt

Out April 10 from Sarabande Books.

Bluff by Michael Kardos

Out April 3 from Grove Atlantic/Mysterious Press.

The Comedown by Rebekah Frumkin

Out April 17 from Henry Holt and Co.

Creative Quest by Questlove

Out April 24 from Ecco.

Fascism: A Warning by Madeleine Albright

Out April 10 from Harper.

The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century by Kirk Wallace Johnson

Out April 24 from Viking.

The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer

The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer

Out April 3 from Riverhead Books.

For Every One by Jason Reynolds

Out April 10 from Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books.

Heads of the Colored People: Stories by Nafissa Thompson-Spires

Out April 10 from Atria/37 Ink.

How to be Safe by Tom McAllister

Out April 3 from Liveright.

Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli

Out April 24 from HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray.

Oceanic by Aimee Nezhukumatathil

Out April 10 from Copper Canyon Press.

Other People’s Houses by Abbi Waxman

Out April 3 from Berkley.

Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente

Out April 10 from SAGA Press.

The Trauma Cleaner: One Woman’s Extraordinary Life in the Business of Death, Decay, and Disaster by Sarah Krasnostein

Out April 10 from St. Martin’s Press.

If you need more book covers to ogle, check out these 50 beautiful book covers featuring black women, the 2018 Pantone color of the year and YA book covers, and 16 beautiful Jane Eyre covers.