As any read­er who has spent most of 2020 in front of a screen knows, there’s some­thing mag­i­cal about hold­ing a phys­i­cal book in your hands — turn­ing the pages, smelling the scent of fresh ink, and, not least, gaz­ing at a stun­ning cov­er. From the whim­si­cal to the poignant, here are twen­ty book cov­ers from the past year that will stay with you as long as the words inside.

The Tun­nel by A. B. Yehoshua, trans­lat­ed by Stu­art Schoffman

The Book of V. by Anna Solomon

The Lost Shtetl by Max Gross

To Be a Man by Nicole Krauss

Too Far From Home by Nao­mi Shmuel, illus­trat­ed by Avi Katz

The Last Inter­view: A Nov­el by Eshkol Nevo, trans­lat­ed by Son­dra Silverston

The Auto­bi­og­ra­phy of Alice B. Tok­las by Gertrude Stein, illus­trat­ed by Maira Kalman

The Passover Hag­gadah: An Ancient Sto­ry for Mod­ern Times by Tablet Mag­a­zine, illus­trat­ed by Shai Azoulay

The Dri­ve by Yair Assulin, trans­lat­ed by Jes­si­ca Cohen

All My Mother’s Lovers by Ilana Masad

Apeirogon by Colum McCann

The Eight Knights of Hanukkah by Leslie Kim­mel­man, illus­trat­ed by Galia Bernstein

It’s My Life by Sta­cie Ramey

A Crowd­ed Farm­house Folk­tale by Karen Ros­­tok­er-Gru­ber, illus­trat­ed by Kristi­na Swarner

Hex: A Nov­el by Rebec­ca Din­er­stein Knight