'Jaws' from the Penguin Horror book series by Tom Lenartowicz I'm a big fan of minimal design for book covers. Most of the letters being underwater like a shark and the top of the 'A' being out like a fin is very clever and effective.
Cool design- Book design with matchbook surface spine - Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian novel which presents a future American society where books are outlawed and firemen burn any house that contains them. By Elizabeth Perez.
John Bertram and Yuri Leving have a new book, "Lolita: The Story of a Cover Girl: Vladimir Nabokov’s Novel in Art and Design," which explores, "the problem of capturing Nabokov’s psychologically complex story in a single image.