Every week, Danielle (from Danielle’s Book Blog) and Cátia (from TheGirlWhoReadTooMuch) host a feature called Book Traveling Thursdays on Goodreads. They give you a topic each Thursday and you choose a book that you think fits. Then comes the fun part: a cover showdown! You post the original cover, the cover from your country (which I won’t be doing because the books aren’t published here), and then your favorite and least favorite cover from any edition around the world.
This week’s topic is a book that makes you think about traveling. For this I decided to go with Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne because, even though I’m not a fan of it, it literally features traveling around the globe! Also, it’s got a bunch of covers, so let’s check some out.
The original French edition from 1873 is pretty fancy. I love the overall look and the patterns, it’s quite beautiful and the font is gorgeous!
From left to right: UK, US (Kindle), US, Vietnam. I think all of these represent the story quite well. I like the designs and illustrations in all of these, they are all very creative in their own way. The first one has a lovely font and shows many elements from the book. I really like how the circle represents both the world and a compass. The second one also has a font that I like and the number 80 is made up by the compass and the silhouette of the 8. The third one is so ingenious with the monocle being the hot air balloon! And the last one is quite striking if you look at all the details up-close, but I wish it had a few more colors and not just orange.
LEAST FAVORITE COVERS
From left to right: Spain, the US, the Netherlands, Serbia. What can I say? These have creepy or unnecessary illustrations and pictures that have nothing to do with the story.