the cover games is a feature here at the twirling pages! i’ll be discussing: miraculous cover changes, battles between the US cover/UK cover, heart-eye-emoji covers, and well all things book cover related! <3
(shameless fact: i will judge a book based on it’s cover.)
because the ‘carry on’ cover was released this past week, i thought it seemed appropriate to talk about another rainbow rowell book as well: landline. there’s also a new cover for the us paperback and it’ll be released on july 7, 2015! there are a few different editions for landline, but today we’ll be talking about the us hardcover, us paperback, and uk hardcover.
the us hardcover is probably my least favorite of the three. i don’t find it very eye-catching and i don’t like how there isn’t an actual landline on the cover; there’s only the handle/phone part (sorry i don’t know what it’s officially called, but you know what i mean). i looks nicer in physical format because there are pink and yellow stripes on the endpapers and spine (i think). i don’t actually own this edition so i’m not 100% sure. overall, meh.
i went out of my way to purchase the uk hardcover because i love it. everything is so much brighter and cuter than the us hardcover. i really like the choice in typeface (handwritten for author/tagline, cursive for title). i really really like how it’s incorporated into the image – which is a landline. (aka the main reason i didn’t like the us hardcover) i like how the title and everything is part of the image. it ties the whole thing together.
the new us paperback is an improvement. i like it better than the us hardcover, but i still prefer the uk hardcover over this one. the text is much bigger and easier to read; i also like how it looks like someone traced the outline of the typeface so it’s less.. serious? i dunno, the whole thing is more adorable. i love this color scheme; it’s much brighter and more appealing than the other gray one. also there’s actually a landline (!!).
so… in order from favorite to least favorite: uk hardcover, us paperback, us hardcover.
there’s also a really gorgeous redesign of the landline cover done by risa rodil and it looks like:
if i could purchase an edition like this, i would. actually if i had a choice, i’d probably have five editions of all my favorite books in multiple covers. yes, that’d be a dream come true. you can learn more about risa rodil by clicking the image!
which is your favorite? let me know in the comments!