Book Traveling Thursdays: A book that makes me think of traveling

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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

Have you read this one? What book makes you think about traveling?

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36 thoughts on “Book Traveling Thursdays: A book that makes me think of traveling

    1. Hahah you’re so right! I read this one after Journey to the Centre of the Earth and I was a bit disappointed. I really enjoyed Journey at the time and I felt the characters were more alive.

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  1. This is a cool feature I’ve never heard of before! I love the idea of featuring the different covers! I have this book to read. The BF gave it to me because he said it would take me like 15 minutes to read. Haha. I started it, but I don’t really love it. The original cover of this book is so pretty! All of those covers that you picked as your favorite are fantastic! I might have to try this feature someday. The book I think of immediately when I think of traveling is The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken because it’s about a road trip! And it’s my favorite and I answer with it for everything. 🙂 Great post!

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    1. I can’t belive I haven’t read a road trip book, it’s so weird! I’ll be checking that one on Goodreads 😀 I hope you do try this feature, it’s so fun. The book is honestly not very good. As a kid, I liked reading about the whole traveling thing, but when I remember some things, I think it was a bit problematic (I think misogynistic and racist? But I can’t be sure, I don’t remember that well).

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