Paperback (1995) by Grove Press | Paperback (2007) by Penguin Books | Portuguese Paperback (2010) by Alfaguara
Paperback (2012) by Alma Books | Paperback (2011) by Wordsworth Editions
Turkish paperback (2018) by Türkiye İş Bankası Kültür Yayınları | Italian paperback (2014) by Feltrinelli
There’s soooo many editions of this book, I selected the funny and devilish cat covers on purpose. But also, as someone who’s not read the book yet, there’s way too many devil cat options. This Penguin classic option just made me laugh out loud with the surrealness.
This week’s theme: “I’m disinclined to acquiesce to your request.” – A cover featuring Pirates
My pick: Demons of the Ocean (Vampirates #1) by Justin Somper
Yeah you heard right – vampirates – vampire pirates!!!
Ebook (2008) Little, Brown Books – Ebook (2010) by Simon & Schuster UK – Italian (2006) by Arnoldo Mondadori
Hardcover (2006) by Litte Brown and Company – Swedish (2010) by B Wahlströms – Slovak (2008) by Slovart
The italian one looks extremely italian somehow. The one I read once upon a time was the first one, so it has a place in my heart as the ultimate pirate book cover. But the winner is truly this detailed one –
This week’s theme: “The question of whether or not we are alone in the universe… has been answered” – a cover featuring something/somebody historic
My pick: The Diary of Frida Kahlo
Paperback (1998) by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC | Hardcover (1995) by Norma | Hardcover (1998) by Harry N. Abrams
Arabic (2011) by دار نينوى للدراسات والنشر والتوزيع | Hardcover (2001) by La vaca independiente | Czech (2003) by Labyrint
Italian (2014) by Electa | Serbian (2002) by Clio
I’ve loved Frida Kahlo’s work for a long time. People know her for her feminism, but the most important thing she’s shown me is how she conveyed the physical pain she felt. I think the 1998 cover is the only one I’ve found that really shows that part of her art.
This week’s theme: “And who decided which people wore the striped pyjamas” – A cover that is striped
My pick: I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson
Ok, I read this book once and it wasn’t for me, but the book cover is cool.
Hardcover (2014) by Dial Books, Paperback (2015) by Walker Books, Portuguese (2015) by Editorial Presença
Paperback (2015) by Speak, Swedish (2014) by Gilla Böcker, Icelandic (2018) by Bókabeitan
Vietnamese (2017) by Nhã Nam, NXB Lao Động, Georgian (2017) by პალიტრა, Chinese (2015) by 木馬文化
This is a difficult choice this time?? I like the colourful droplets of the Portuguese edition and how it’s similar, but not the same to the original english one. But the font is so horrible. Actually I think the minimalism, but also obvious sun, of the last Chinese edition is the one I prefer.
This week’s theme: “Coraline opened the box of chocolates. The dog looked at them longingly.” – A cover featuring something sweet
My pick: Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden
Paperback (1992) by Farrar, Straus and Giroux | Paperback (2007) by Commemorative Edition | Kindle (2017) by Open Road Media Teen & Tween
Hardcover (1982) | Paperback by Farrar Straus Giroux (1998) | Spanish (2019) by Kakao Books
First published in 1982, this book got a lot of varied covers through the years! I found several sources where the author talks about how much she hated the first cover arts, presumably the 1982 one because they talk about how masculine the characters were made to seem. It’s a YA with two girls falling in love, and until recently I regularly heard the misconception of two ‘feminine’ or ‘girly’ girls wouldn’t choose to be together, the whole ‘one guy and one girl’ thing. I’ve not yet read this book, but based on what I know of it the retro, but wholesome romantic vibes of the 1992 cover is my fav. The spanish one is like taken out of Frozen animators (aka too much), and the 1998 one is cute, but doesn’t make it explicit that they’re more than friends.
There’s so many different and good covers that match the story inside! I really like the retro feeling of the Hardcover (1996) Alfred A. Knopf and the Russian (2016) ACT cover is unmatched in being the best overall and foreign cover. Look at that majestetic cover with Pan and the compass!
I don’t feel the chinese edition says much about the story, but I really like the magical feeling of the cover. And the simplicity of the hebrew cover is amazing, I really love the original blue cover, but as it’s the first time I’ve seen this I really liked the fresh minimal version.