Hello and welcome to the first BTT I have done in way too long. Book Traveling Thursdays is a weekly event hosted by Danielle’s Book Blog and The Girl Who Read Too Much. Each participant chooses a book, then finds the original cover, the covers for your country of origin, and explains what their favorite/least favorite covers are. Each week is a different theme. For more information, check out the Goodreads page.
This week’s theme: “Sometimes our TBRs are too big… choose a book you still want to read this year.”
My book: Neverwhere, by Neil Gaiman. (I am kind of cheating since I actually started this today, but to be fair, it HAS been on my TBR for ages and I WILL be finishing it this year.)
This cover is the BBC Books version from 1996 (UK only), when the book was first published based on a TV show Gaiman was writing. It is very 90’s.
There is quite a few variations on the US cover, but a few mainstays are-
I am reading the first one, which I like a lot. It really fits with the “feel” of the story.
Other Country Covers:
Holy guacamole, that is a lot of covers! Below I only included a sampling; there is at least 20 different covers, some with slight variations, some with drastic differences.
My Favorite Covers:
I love the Turkish and UK covers because they really show how the Aboveground and Underground London work together in the novel.
Least Favorite Covers:
Some of the covers are downright creepy, like the Danish and Polish covers, or do not have much to do with the story (in my opinion), like the newer French cover and the Japanese.
What is your favorite? Thank you, and happy Thursday!