This Online Community Collects Terrible Book Covers, And Here Are 80 Of The Worst Ones

Don’t judge a book by its cover, they say. But what if it looks so bad, even a five-year-old with the oldest version of MS Paint could have done a better job?

There’s a subreddit, called r/TerribleBookCovers, and its members are—you guessed it—collecting the worst book covers that have ever been published. Whether it’s an insulting title or a hideous drawing, they have it all. Continue scrolling and check out some of the most popular pictures within the online community.

#1 It’s Worth A Look!

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#2 Do Your Kids Suffer From Nightmares? No, Not Yet? Well This Should Help A Lot

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#3 The Hobbit

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#4 Kissing The Coronavirus (Coronavirus Erotica?!)

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#5 Everything About This Is Terrible

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#6 My Mom Used To Read This One To Me

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#7 Wtf?

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#8 How Ironic

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#9 Prehistoric Passion From Mars

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#10 Call Him Xi Dada

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#11 Not Sure If This Has Been Posted Before, But…

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#12 I’m Just Waiting For The Film Adaptation

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#13 Found This In A Doctors Office A Few Years Ago. I Think About This Way Too Much

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#14 My Librarian Wife Always Has Interesting Finds

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#15 Empress Theresa – Final Cover

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#16 Terrible Everything

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#17 Even The Price Is Questionable

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#18 I Think I’ve Found It! The Most Glorious Photoshop Of All Time!

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#19 I Don’t Even Know What To Say About This Book Cover

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#20 Romance Is The Gift That Keeps On Giving

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#21 The Very Hungry Cthulupillar

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#22 How To Talk With Your Dog About Homosexuality And Communism

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#23 When Your Mom Tells You To Get A Real Job, But You Double Down Trying To Prove You Can Start That Cult You Always Said You Would…

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#24 Woof? I Feel So Empty

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#25 Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover, Even If It Is A Collage Of Jpegs

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#26 The 50th Edition Lotr Covers Are Something Else…

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#27 I Can’t Believe It’s Real

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#28 That Lighthouse Imagery…

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#29 His Leg On Ready Player One’s Cover

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#30 Til That Native American Women Shot At Cowboys With Lasers (Also There Was Young Love In The Wild West)

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#31 Browsing Through Books At A Thrift Store, Um…

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#32 Wtf

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#33 People Who Need To Die: Cell Phones

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#34 I Don’t Even Know What To Say About This One

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#35 Ten Things Doctors Won’t Tell You About Your Cpap Machine

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#36 Just Say “No”!

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#37 Kissing The Coronavirus Is Back!

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#38 Religious Fruitcake 101

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#39 Don’t Steal This Kids Lunch

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#40 Don’t Make Me Go Back, Mommy: A Child’s Book About Satanic Ritual Abuse By Doris Sanford

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#41 This Is Bad Even For The Low Bar Of Dinosaur Erotica

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#42 I’m Impressed By Her Balance

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#43 Apparently Hitler & Co Invented Time Travel

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#44 Detective Hitler On The Case

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#45 Why The Hell Was This In The School Library?

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#46 Librarian Wife Comes Through Again

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#47 Can’t Stop Staring In Puzzlement At The Perfectly Matching Hemline

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#48 What In Tarnation…

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#49 Secrets

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#50 Imagine Getting Kilt

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#51 If You Fail You Can Always Say, “The Devil Made Me Do It!”

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#52 This Author Is Cancer

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#53 “These Heels Were Made For Walking, Through The Apocalypse”

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#54 …if You Say So!

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#55 Our Library Was Trying To Get Rid Of This One

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#56 Is This What Happens When You Build Your House On An Ancient Wolf Burial Ground?

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#57 Yeah It Does…

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#58 With One Breath (Czech For “Reading In One Sitting”): Pillar Of Fire (And Other Short Stories)

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#59 Not A Strip I’d Want To See

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#60 Can You Feel The Love Tonight?

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#61 C’mon Everyone, Let’s Join In On The Fun!

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#62 Found This On Facebook

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#63 Photoshop? I’ve Got My Kids!

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#64 This Series Of Books Is A Goldmine

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#65 Tractor Teacher

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#66 It Came With A Poster As Well

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#67 Lisa Simpson Grew Up To Be A Hitchhiker

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#68 The 1987 Berkley Reprint Cover Of ‘It’ Is Really, Really Bad…

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#69 Beneath The Half Ass Photoshop

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#70 I Think Mom Has Taken This Too Literally…

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#71 From The Author Of Kissing The Coronavirus!

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#72 My Anaconda Just Don’t…

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#73 I Met The White House!

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#74 Philosopher’s Stone, Albanian Version. Not Sure What’s Going On Here

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#75 This Belongs Here

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#76 Ok

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#77 Cheap Date?

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#78 Excuse Me, Are You Talking To Me?

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#79 Why The Chinese Are The Way They Are

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#80 Substitute Father

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