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!

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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!

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Book Traveling Thursdays: One of my favorite reads of the year

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 one of my favorite books of 2016. I chose The Key by Sara Bergmark Elfgren and Mats Strandberg, which is the third book of the Engelsfors trilogy. I read it this year, but it was published in 2013. The series didn’t get a strong start for me, but each book got better and, in the end, I didn’t want to part from the characters! The trilogy deals with a group of very different girls who have to come together as witches and fight evil in a little town in Sweden called Engelsfors. Now, let’s check out the covers!

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Book Traveling Thursdays: By an author from a country I don’t read that often

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 by an author from a country I don’t read that often. I chose Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, as she is from Nigeria (and the book is also set in Nigeria) and I’ve read maybe just a handful of books set there. I’ve really enjoyed learning about the country and its culture, so I definitely want to check some other books from there more often. Now let’s check the covers out!

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Book Traveling Thursdays: A book that deals with mental health

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 deals with mental health. I chose This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers because it deals with depression and it does it very very well. I will not get tired of recommending this book, not only for great representation, but because it’s a great book overall, it has zombies, and it begins one of my favorite opening chapters ever. Check it out on Amazon and tell me if it doesn’t hook you to the story right away. Now let’s check out the covers!

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Book Traveling Thursday: A book that made me smile

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 made you smile. I chose Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I just love this book. Elizabeth is my favorite and her witty banter with the other characters always makes me smile, especially with Darcy and Jane. Whenever I reread it or rewatch an adaptation, I can’t help but smile. I had no choice but to pick it. Let’s check out the covers!

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Book Traveling Thursdays: A future classic

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 you think should be a classic in a few years. I chose Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, which is a graphic novel. It might seem like a strange decision to pick a graphic novel, but I think this genre has really grown and has many stories that will become future classics. In this case, Persepolis is a fantastic one because it’s historical, it deals with religion, family, politics, and feminism, all through the real life account of the author, her art, and her amazing sense of humor. Let’s check out the covers!

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Book Traveling Thursdays: A Book that Focuses on Food

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 focuses on food, eating, or cooking. I LOVE when food is mentioned in books and it plays a part in it. I decided to go with Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel because Tita’s cooking is very important for the plot. Magical realism plays a part in it, as Tita’s feelings and what she mixes into the recipes affect the food as well as the people who eat it. Also, the book actually includes the recipes she uses, which I thought was a nice addition. Now, let’s check out the covers!

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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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Book Traveling Thursdays: For book lovers

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 every book lover should read. I had thought of The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón, but I had already done that one for the week of “a book I would want to see as a movie or TV show“. So, I went ahead and picked one that I haven’t actually read: Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops by Jen Campbell. I went with this one because I think everyone who loves books also loves bookshops and hearing about these stories must be hilarious! Let’s check out the covers.

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