This week we are looking at our favorite non-fiction books, and one of my favorite books is On Writing by Stephen King.
As a writer, I find it a very honest and open narrative and I found the story about how he write Carrie really inspirational.
The book came out in 2000, and these are the two English covers I could find for it. The right is the Kindle Edition and the left is the hardcover edition. I prefer the hardcover edition. I can’t be sure why but the cellar door and the window with the light on seem welcoming.
The Kindle edition looks more sinister and while that fits Stephen King’s writing style, I don’t think that it fits the memoir itself.
There are many covers for this book but I think my favorites are the Romanian, German, and Dutch covers.
The Romanian cover with the typewriter is definitely a #writinggoals scene for me. What I wouldn’t give to be able to produce page after page of perfect stories like that! I also love the golden typewriter.
The German cover has just the right amount of creepy. It doesn’t exactly scream “writing memoir to me but it definitely a beautiful cover and I could see myself picking it up in a bookstore for sure.
The last cover is the Dutch cover. I think the colors are what drew me to this one. I like the stylized portrait of the author on this book as well.
Least Favorite Covers
My least favorite covers are the French, Russian, and Thai editions this round. They are on here for different reasons, but to be honest, most of them are on here because they look a little too sinister.
So the French one is a really cool cover and I would like it for a mystery or a thriller but not for a memoir. That’s why this edition is on this list.
The Russian edition just confuses me. I like he idea of a hand, but to be honest what do they need the checkerboard background or the one finger to be a different color?
I really like the Thai edition, but once again I feel like it would be better suited for a mystery or fiction book. I understand Stephen King writes horror, but the cover of his memoir doesn’t necessarily have to be the same way.
That’s it for this edition of Book Traveling Thursdays, what is your favorite non-fiction book? Share your pick in the comments below.