There are a lot of new royalty books available this month!
My runner-up choice for best book cover of the month is The Borgia Betrayal: A Novel by Sara Poole. The cover is a little generic, maybe, but very well done and pleasing to the eye.
My favorite cover for June 2011 is this one:
Gifts of the Sultan: The Arts of Giving at the Islamic Courts is an illustrated catalogue edited by Linda Komaroff and published by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. It presents some 240 works of art from gift exchanges among courts from the 8th century through the 19th century.
I like the cover for my usual reasons — it’s colorful, appealing, different, and suits its topic well. Do you like it? Do you prefer the cover of “The Borgia Betrayal”?