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.
LEAST FAVORITE COVERS
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.