Book Traveling Thursdays: A book for the holidays

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 me think of the holidays. As I celebrate Christmas, a classic for me during this time of the year is A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. I think it’s a heartwarming tale and I remember enjoying the writing a lot. Also, it’s a very quick read, so you can easily make reading it on Christmas day a tradition. Let’s check its covers out!




This is the first edition from England. It’s a classic cover and it looks really beautiful, so I love it.



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On the left is a cover from Portugal and on the right one from the United States. They are similar, as they show the characters’ silhouettes, and I’m always a big fan of this style of cover. I’m particularly in love with the colors from the one from Portugal and how christmassy the US edition looks.



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From left to right: English, Czech, Brazilian, and Swedish. I think these all look so grim and creepy. I don’t understand how they are supposed to represent the story when they look that scary, especially the last one! It makes no sense and I’m honestly a bit terrified of it.

Do you celebrate holidays on December? What are your favorite books to read around this time of year?

19 thoughts on “Book Traveling Thursdays: A book for the holidays

  1. WHOA, that Swedish cover is SCARY. What is that even supposed to represent in the story??!?!?! I think the design from Portugal is my favorite– I love the colors!
    This is one of my favorite books to read around this time of year, as is anything a little magical and mysterious. One year I read The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern on Christmas Eve and it was perfect! It’s not actually a Christmas book, but it nevertheless gives you that enchanted feeling that Christmas often does.

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    1. Hahaha, I have no idea, it makes no sense. I don’t know why they went with that cover, but I’d love to know the reasoning behind it!
      The Night Circus? Interesting! I haven’t read it, but understand that enchanted christmassy feeling. I’ll keep it in mind for next Christmas 😀


  2. Wow, that Swedish one is freaky! I guess they’re really playing up the ghost part, but the odd thing is that the title has been changed to A Christmas Saga. Which I guess kind of works? The Saga of Scrooge? If they’d stuck with the carol theme, it would have been “En julsång.”

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  3. I haven’t read this one but I keep on seeing this everywhere, is this considered a classic now? Anyway, your least favorite covers are really weird looking, it seems like they don’t relate to the book, if it were me, I would also list them on my least faves haha

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    1. Yes, it is definitely a classic 🙂 It’s from 1843 and it has many many modern adaptations, like a Mickey Mouse one, a film with Jim Carrey, another one with Patrick Stewart, even a romantic comedy starring Matthew McConaughey, and a Muppets’ film. I’m sure you know the story of the three ghosts (past, present, and future).
      Right? They are so weird, I’m glad you relate 😉


  4. Great pick! I love this book so much, I don’t even know how many times I’ve read it. That Swedish cover though…holy crap. Is that maybe supposed to be the Ghost of Christmas Past?

    For myself, today I’m reading Hercule Poirot’s Christmas…tomorrow I’m planning on a re-read of A Christmas Carol!

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