Book Traveling Thursdays: For the first time again

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 I wish I could read for the first time again. I have to go with The Color Purple by Alice Walker. I was blown away by that book and I’d love to be surprised by it all over again. Let’s check out the covers!




This is the original 1982 US edition. It’s okay, but the illustration is not my favorite. It’s too little. I do like the title and author’s name in purple though, and the font.




I think this one is from the US, too. It’s completely amazing. The illustration is perfect, the fonts are beautiful, and the colors as well.



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These aren’t terrible covers, but I feel like they each did something wrong. The left one is from Brazil, which I don’t like because of the color fuchsia, and the right one is from Turkey, which used a silhoutte that doesn’t look like Celie to me.

What’s a book that you’d love to read for the first time again?

11 thoughts on “Book Traveling Thursdays: For the first time again

  1. I would love to read the Harry Potter series, On the Jellicoe Road, or The Song of Achilles for the first time again! They all have a very special place in my heart – The Color Purple has actually been on my TBR for such a long time now, I definitely need to get to reading it!

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    1. I haven’t read Jellicoe Road or The Song of Achilles yet, but maybe I need to! The Color Purple was such an unexpected read for me, I didn’t know much about it when I picked it up and it was beautiful, moving, and the characters are extremely memorable. I totally recommend it.

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  2. Harry Potter, I watched the movies then read the books. I wish I got to read the books without knowing what happens. I would have definitely been more of an emotional wreck if I didn’t anticipate certain things.


    1. Sorry for replying so late, your comment got on the spam folder and I just saw it 😦
      Ohhh, I think you’re the only person I know that’s watched the films first, then read them. That’s awesome that you still gave the books a go. I know that you already knew the big things that happened plot-wise, but wasn’t it great to discover all the other details of the world-building? As well as all the side characters that never get explored as much in the films. I think it must have been an interesting experience 😀


      1. It was great! I was just blown away by how much they left out in the movies (still love them though). And a lot of the things started to make sense, like the reason behind voldemort being who he was and why Harry was the chosen one. It was very interesting to see the missing pieces. Plus, reading the books made me love Harry Potter 1000x more.


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