From left to right: US Hardback, US Paperback, UK Hardback, US Paperback
I’m partial to the US Hardback cover, as it was also the cover on the Kindle version I read. The UK versions are both really pretty, but it’s not that pretty of a book, so I wonder if those covers lead to readers feeling mislead as to the book.
Perhaps not, as there may be other cultural cues or expectations that I’m ignorant of regarding UK covers.
It’s hard to pick a true favorite – I like them all, and know it’s only my familiarity with the first one that draws me to it the most. It is nice when all the covers for a book are good, instead of feeling like I’m picking the best from a bunch of unappealing ones.
What’s most interesting to me is the subtle title change. In the US, the book is “Book of a Thousand Days,” while in the UK it’s “The Book of a Thousand Days.” Why does the UK version have the “the,” while the US version doesn’t?