This week’s theme highlights the summer solstice and celebrates summer reading. A book I am looking forward to reading this summer is Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel!
This was a book club pick, back in January, but by the time I discovered it I knew I had no chance to reading it time, so I bought it after the meeting and put it on the shelf. Now it is time to take it down.
Now let’s talk covers!
This is the original American cover. I really like the cover here because there is something so charming about this picture of the campground and the night sky. It’s a very picturesque and inviting cover.
Amongst my favorite covers are the German, Hungarian, and Greek editions.
The German edition has a really nice gradient sky effect that looks oddly soothing. I really like the font that they chose too.
The Hungarian cover seems like the odd ball here, but I love the vintage propaganda poster feel. The contrast between the light blue and the bright orange is perfect against the black text.
I love the Greek edition because of its simplicity. Its solid background with illustrations of survival tools looks really intriguing and I could see myself picking this up in a regular bookstore, if I spoke Greek.
Least Favorite Covers
My least favorite covers are the Spanish, Romanian, and Serbian covers.
The Spanish cover is interesting but I get a Game of Thrones vibe when I look at it. I haven’t read this book yet so I can’t be sure of what it’s about but I am pretty sure Game of Thrones and Station Eleven are two very different books.
The Romanian version is interesting but when I first looked at it, I thought it looked like an alien embryo or something, not a tent. Couple that with the strange green ring and I half expect an invasion story. Again, haven’t read the book, my perspective may change once I do.
Serbian is on here because the tent looks like a merry-go-round, or an alien ship disengaging. The world behind it looks otherworldly and that doesn’t seem fitting for a story about a plague hitting the earth.
What are the books you are most looking forward to reading this summer?