Book Traveling Thursdays is a weekly event hosted by Danielle’s Book Blog and The Girl Who Read Too Much. Each participant picks a book to match a theme, then finds the original cover, the covers for your country, and identifies favorite/least favorite covers. For more information, check out the Goodreads page.
This week’s theme was simply to feature a book that originally had a yellow cover. I thought of Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi, but I had previously featured that book on this event. The next book I thought of that I’ve read was The Girl With All the Gifts by M. R. Carey. I don’t normally read horror, but this book just kind of caught my eye and I ended up really enjoying it. If you haven’t read it, and mysterious horror is in your wheelhouse, it’s definitely worth a look. I can’t really describe it with being all spoiler-y, so that’s the most description you’ll get from me. I’m still planning on checking out the movie (that I didn’t know came out) & probably the sequel as well.
Here we have the original cover, plus the movie tie-in…which is how I learned the movie is actually out already.
Most of the covers were variations on the original. The first cover here is a forthcoming Indonesian edition (according to Goodreads). I like that it was different from the others, but still an interesting illustration. Not quite sure it fits the tone of the book, but I like it anyway. The middle cover is the Swedish hardcover, and I like it because I like the way they shifted the girl to look like she’s holding up the title. Finally, I really like the original cover. I just like that it’s a simple photograph with the title. Straightforward.
Least Favorite Covers
The first cover is the Bulgarian hardcover. It’s okay, but I find the girl extremely creepy. While that may fit the horror genre in general, I don’t feel like it’s a particularly good cover for this book for reasons I’ll keep to myself. The next cover is Chinese, and I also don’t really love it. The colors are odd and the illustration was hard to make sense of at first. The third cover is the Finnish hardcover. I don’t like real people on the covers of books (except for some movie tie-ins), and thus do not like this one. Finally, the last cover is Serbian (where apparently the book was renamed to Pandora). The illustration here just looks like it belongs with a different book.
What yellow cover book did you pick this week? Feel free to leave me a thought in the comments about the covers you like.