"The Kite Runner", "A Thousand Splendid Suns", "And the Mountains Echoed" by Khaled Hosseini
"Whereas The Kite Runner focused on the dynamic between fathers and sons, and Splendid Suns on that between mothers and daughters, this novel tells its story through the prism of sibling relationships — a theme refracted through the lives of several pairs of brothers and sisters." — Michiko Kakutani of The New York Times
I thought designing their covers like a series would be fun because they have different stories but they are connected with the similar setting and culture.
"The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho
The book is about a journey of a shepherd boy Santiago who traveled from Spain to Egypt to fulfill his ‘Personal Legend’, which was to find a treasure under Pyramids. The story itself is a simple story of Santiago’s journey, but it teaches us about our life journey and he speaks essential messages to us—to listen to our own hearts and follow our own dreams.
The story has a sense of fantasy and magical feeling so I got inspiration from the ancient alchemical drawings and immatated the style of woodcut prints in my illustration. I depicted the night scene in desert which is an important scene in the book. Since the story is not just about Santiago’s journey but also can be interpreted as our life journey, I wanted the bookcover to be first point of view. Such perspective makes the readers feel like they are facing the desert in front of them so that the readers are engaged to dive into the journey.