May 28, 2013

US vs. UK

The UK is my hometown glory but I live in the US. The US vs. UK bookish meme compares book covers published in the two countries.



Today's first comparison is Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler. The US cover shows a black man and white woman sitting next to each other. They are close but not touching. The UK cover shows a black man and white woman walking in a field. The audio version of the cover shows two feathers: one silver, one gold. All three of the covers are plain but the US cover captures the essence of the story.

Total: US 22, UK 20


Today's second comparison is S.E.C.R.E.T. by L. Marie Adeline. The covers are very similar with the book title in big capital letters and the author's name in capital letters toward the bottom. The difference in covers is the background color and charm bracelet. I prefer the UK cover because it includes the S.E.C.R.E.T. motto: No Judgments. No Limits. No Shame.

Total: US 22, UK 21


Today's third comparison is Manuscript Found in Accra by Paulo Coelho. The US cover has a light maroon background with the landscape of Jerusalem. The UK cover is bolder with a red background, gold trim and a gold object in the center. There is no question here. I really like the US cover more. It looks better on the bookshelf and shows the setting of the book.

Total: US 23, UK 21 

Which covers do you favor?

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