Book Traveling Thursdays #5 – A monster of a book (500+ pages)!

Today is thursday which means that is Book Traveling Thursdays, a weekly meme created by me and Danielle @ Danielle’s Book Blog. This weekly meme consists in picking a book related to the weekly theme that is announced in the group Goodreads page (if you want to join click here) at the beginning of each month. After that you can write a blog post where you explain why you choose that book and choose different covers from different countries. To make it a little bit easy you are going to choose different editions of the original cover, the cover from your country, your favorite cover, and your least favorite cover. This week theme is A Monster of a Book which means that he have to choose a book with 500 pages or more. I was going to choose Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix but after thinking about it I decided to choose something else mostly because everyone has seen most of the Harry Potter covers. I ended up choosing the 1st monster of a book that I’ve read when I was about 17 years-old. The book I’ve chosen was Meet me Under the Ombu Tree by Santa Montefiore. I know that probably no one heard about this book or author but it’s one of my favorite books so I had to choose it.

Original Cover:

Meet Me Under the Ombu Tree

This is the original cover and I think that it’s beautiful because it really reminds of the book. Part of the book is in Argentine pampa and this cover is exactly what I would choose for a book like this. So yeah, I love it.

Cover from my Country (Portugal):


The first cover is the one that I have. It’s not the best cover but is also related with the book so it could have been worse. The second cover was release a few years later and every time I went to a bookshop when it was released I wanted to buy it because it’s a beautiful cover. Look at that colors. I had to had a lot of self-control to not buy this book again.

Favorite Covers:


As you may have imagine the original cover and one of the portuguese covers are my favorite. I love them and it reminds me of the book.

Least Favorite Covers:

least favorite

Let’s talk about these terrible covers. The first (the dutch cover) I don’t like because I don’t like the superposition of the images. The second one (Italy) is just bad. That cover doesn’t remind me of the book at all. Actually it looks like one of that cheap erotica book covers. No, no, I don’t like it. I don’t know what the designers had in their minds when they decided to use this cover. The only reason I don’t like the last one (Serbia) is because that is not a ombu tree. I know that there’s no ombu tree in the other covers but this one is the most noticeable. If I saw this I would think that the book occurred in Japan and not in Argentina.

So this is it, this week Book Traveling Thursdays. What did you think of these covers? Tell me in the comments 🙂 .

20 thoughts on “Book Traveling Thursdays #5 – A monster of a book (500+ pages)!

    • Yeah… I wanted to show something different because everyone talks about Harry Potter and I understand why but there are a lot of books that need to be discovered so why not choose a book that I love and almost no one knows about 🙂

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  1. I’ve never heard of this but I love the colors on the second Portuguese cover. And I chose Order of the Phoenix because I just couldn’t help myself, whoops! Hahaha. I found some versions I hadn’t personally seen before, so that was great.

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