If there is one thing that makes a great book even better, it is when it has a cover that we love! The cover design is what catches the eye as we browse through a bookstore shelf or check out the Amazon or Goodreads recommendations. The right cover makes me look closer at a book, to read the blurb and maybe make a purchase. A poor cover might mean I never look at the blurb at all. This is the first in a series of posts celebrating all those book covers I love...and why!
As the year starts coming to a close it is time to look at one of my favourite ever series and the vast amounts of covers available. Yes it's Harry Potter time! I have the childrens UK covers, I have a gorgeous set of recent designs, I have the adult UK covers on the audiobooks...and I'm collecting the illustrated editions...and I've seen a lot of interesting covers out there. I'll use book one to showcase a few of the available choices.
Covers for book one: (UK children, US, white design thing, UK adult, portuguese, swedish, french, danish, dutch, spanish, german and italian)
I LOVE the portuguese, swedish and danish covers...really the UK kids cover is so DULL by comparison! Ooh if I had the money (and the space!) to collect all these covers...My favourite set though are these bad boys which I have in paperback and hardback!
So which Harrys do you like? Do you have something different? How many sets do you have?