BOOKS & COVERS of the MONTH 2020

 

designer Cathy Helms of www.avalongraphics.org
with fellow designer Tamian Wood of www.beyonddesigninternational.com
select their chosen Cover of the Month
with all winners going forward for 
Cover of the Year in December 2020
(honourable mentions for the Runner-up)

WINNER OCTOBER

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Cover Designed by
Deranged Doctor Design

RUNNER UP COVERS

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Cover Designer:
Shasti O'Leary Soudant

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(US cover) 
Cover Designer Unknown


This is a personal choice made by  me, Helen Hollick,
(founder of Discovering Diamonds)
from books I have shortlisted for my personal reading 

My criteria for a 'winner' is:
* Did I thoroughly enjoy the story?
* Would I read it again?
* Is it a 'keeper'
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Book of the Month OCTOBER 2020
runner up
one of those stories that should be read because these events 
must not be forgotten

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WINNER
A super conclusion to a super series


WINNER SEPTEMBER 2020

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(designer unknown)

RUNNER UP

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cover designed by: ?


Book of the Month SEPTEMBER
runner up
An emotional, but enjoyable read
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Winner ...loved it! 
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WINNER AUGUST 2020

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(designer unknown)

RUNNER UP DESIGNS

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(cover design by Stephen Mulchahey)

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(Designer Unknown)



Book of the Month AUGUST 2020
Ienjoyed both of these  WWII-related stories
my choice was a close-run decision
but My Runner-Up is:
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WINNER Book Of The Month is



WINNER - JULY 2020

Cover by Design for Writers

Honourable Mentions

Design by Next Chapter
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Design by JD Smith Design
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Book of the Month JULY 2020
runners up
I couldn't decide between these two novellas
so have chosen both of them


winnerJuly 2020
thoroughly enjoyed this one!
Special Mention
I don't usually select non-fictionbut this one was a darn good read
and a 'must' for anyone researching this topic!




WINNER  June 2020

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Cover by The Cover Collection
www.thecovercollection.com

Honourable Mention

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Runner-Up  June 2020
I very much enjoyed this one - and I would have made it my Book of the Month but it's a little awkward as I am most definitely biased...
that's my house on the cover! even so -a super read!

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Book of the Month Winner
is, coincidentally, the same as our Cover of the Month!

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WINNER MAY 2020

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Cover designed by Rachel Lopez
  www.r2cdesign.com

Honourable Mention


Book of the Month Winner for May 2020

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WINNER  APRIL 2020

cover design by Caroline Young for Headline Publishing Group

Honourable mentions

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designer unknown

UK Cover
(no designer known)



 JOINT winnerBook of the Month
April 2020

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WINNER March 2020

Designer unknown
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Honourable Mentions

Designer Spiffing Covers
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Designer unknown
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Designed by Cathy Helms - not eligible for award

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Runner-Up March 2020

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Book of the Month

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WINNER  February 2020

designer unknown - mainstream
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Honourable Mentions

44299861. sy475
cover design by Melody Simmons
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mainstream designer unknown
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Runner-Ups February 2020

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 Not a fast-paced action 'who-dun-it' , but  sophisticated measured read with some wonderful descriptive writing

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I can't resist a Melissa Addey - again wonderful descriptive writing

Book of the Month

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It might seem odd to select a novel that made me cry. This one did because it is based on real life - so many died, so horribly. I truly think that this book should be compulsory reading in all schools - no, for everyone - so that we never, never, forget what happened to the Jewish people during WWII

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WINNER January 2020

Designer Unknown
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Honourable Mentions

Cover design by Design for Writers
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39963616. sy475
Designed by Tara Mayberry
www.teaberrycreative.com
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Runner-Ups for January 2020
two because I have enjoyed
the entire series of both these novels

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Read our review
but my Book of the Month is

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Book and Cover of the Year
will be announced on 31st December 2020



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