A selection of 2016’s most striking book covers.

Admit it, you’ve done it before: walked into a bookstore, a cover catches your eye, pulls you towards it, entices you to pick up the book and read the blurb. It might not be entirely what you expected, it might be an author you’ve never heard of, a genre you wouldn’t usually go for. But there you are, book in hand, investigating further.

Here are some 2016 titles that prove you can judge a book by its cover.