I am delighted to share the cover of Reading the World: Confessions of a Literary Explorer, which will be published in the UK by Harvill Secker/Random House on 5 February, 2015.
The clever designers behind it (who have also created jackets for books by the likes of Haruki Murakami, Ian McEwan and Graham Greene – eek!) have worked hard to weave in lots of elements from the original project. Look closely and you’ll see some of the titles from the list featured on the map, along with a number of objects from different regions.
I love the warm and personal feel of it. And I’m also fascinated by how different it is from the US cover, which I’ll share with you around this time tomorrow.
Watch this space…
Look forward to reading it next year
Can’t wait to read it too!
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Check this book out. I can’t wait to read it. Available next year.
The cover is absolutely fab!
Thanks – really glad you like it.
I am also looking forward to read it in Feb!
Great stuff – thanks!
Great cover! Excited to get the book as well. Congratulations to you, clever girl!
Can’t wait to buy and read the book!
Congratulations ! 🙂 Best wishes for its success !
I’m just some random guy who came across your blog, and I want to thank you. It inspired me. Now, as I’m traveling the world, I’m trying to read a book by a local author for each country I visit, and I often look at your list for recommendations. So, thank you, and I’m interested to check out your book as well! -Brad
Thanks Brad. That’s so lovely to hear. How exciting to be travelling the world. Do let me know about any exciting literary discoveries you make – maybe I can add them to the list!
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Love the cover and can’t wait to see the contents in physical format! It is going to be a print version I hope 🙂
Thanks very much. Yes – hardback, ebook and a paperback the following year. No material from the blog, though – all new stuff (wouldn’t really be fair to make people pay for what they’ve already had for free!)
Oh really, that sounds like another year’s research! Like Volume 2 🙂
Yes it felt a bit like that! I hope people will like it.
I am sure they will, it’s such a unique concept and the first year was so insightful, I can imagine the book will even more disastrous for our TBR piles!
It does look warm and personal. Like a comfortable read. Congrats!
Thanks very much
What a great cover!
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Awesome cover! Look forward to reading it.
Thanks very much!