The Sasquatch Hunter's Almanac, by Sharma Shields, is a book I want to read and pet. This is a fairly common theme throughout these picks, but in particular, I love the aged look of this one with the graphic topographical map in the background. Graphic and grunge.
I'm not one for flowers, but hausfrau, by Jill Alexander Essbaum, is gorgeous! Maybe it's a part of me longing for spring, but I want to stick my face in that bouqet.
An Age of License, by Lucy Knisley, is a book I finished just this weekend, but like all of Knisley's work, I'm completely in love with her candid personal storytelling as well as her art. This book, unlike Relish, is not all color illustrations, but they're still a delight and there's the sporadic color illustration included. It's kind of like finding little treats throughout the book.
You knew this was coming. Of Things Gone Astray, by Janina Matthewson, is beautifully illustrated. I wish I could draw like that! And from what I read in the reviews (like Doing Dewey's), the inside is just as magical as the outside.
Sweetland, by Michael Crummey, has one of the most atmospheric covers of the bunch. This one just screams to me. I want to know what's going on in these houses. This neighborhood? Need it!
Which covers are calling to you?