I recently saw another blogger do this kind of post, and for the life of me I now can’t figure out who it was! Basically, you share images of the covers of different editions of books and say which one you like best. Since Christmas books tend to have some of the most beautiful covers, I thought it would be fun to see so many cozy covers in one post!
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Battle of the (Christmas!) Book Covers
I have to give this one to the first cover, which is the edition I read. It’s the only one that really feels like Christmas and draws me in.
Next let’s look at one that I listened to on audiobook but have not yet reviewed this year: Angels at the Table by Debbie Macomber
I think I like the fourth cover best of this lot. I like how it showcases the setting (New York) which is significant to the story. The soft, muted colors on that cover are also cozy while definitely showing the wintry atmosphere.
Let’s go to a classic now, shall we? How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss
I’m partial to the third cover here. Even though the Grinch looks more like a frog on this one, he also looks less evil. I am surprised that, although this has gone through many, many editions, most of the time the cover has remained similar. I expected more variation.
How about another classic? A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
I admire the simplicity of the last cover, but ultimately I like the second best. The vintage drawing is more inviting than any of the other covers.
Next is a book that I haven’t read yet, but intend to some day. Oliver: the Cat Who Saved Christmas by Sheila Norton
I just had to include this one because I knew there would be a cat on every cover! This is the most difficult one yet, but I’m decided on the last one. I think we could all use an Oliver this Christmas!
Next let’s look at another classic children’s Christmas story: The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore
As much as I’m intrigued by the guitar-playing Santa, my nostalgia has the third cover winning. The first is very pretty too, though, and I like the color scheme of the second. Still, it has to be the third for me.
Did you enjoy this post, Readers? Should I consider doing this from time to time in other seasons? Which covers do you like best?
Until the next chapter,