Overview of international covers of book Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

BOOK TRAVELING THURSDAY: Book with an Eye Candy Cover

It’s Book Traveling Thursday! It is a weekly meme hosted by Catia and Danielle. At the beginning of each month, they post a list of weekly themes. After choosing a book that fits the theme, you look at different covers of various editions and write your blog post with the original cover, the covers from your country, your favourite cover, and your least favourite cover. To find out more check out Goodreads group!

This week’s theme is Book with an Eye Candy Cover. Choose a book that you read/bought because of the cover. Book I chose for this theme is Burial Rites by Hannah Kent.


A brilliant literary debut, inspired by a true story: the final days of a young woman accused of murder in Iceland in 1829.

Set against Iceland’s stark landscape, Hannah Kent brings to vivid life the story of Agnes, who, charged with the brutal murder of her former master, is sent to an isolated farm to await execution.

Horrified at the prospect of housing a convicted murderer, the family at first avoids Agnes. Only Tóti, a priest Agnes has mysteriously chosen to be her spiritual guardian, seeks to understand her. But as Agnes’s death looms, the farmer’s wife and their daughters learn there is another side to the sensational story they’ve heard.

Riveting and rich with lyricism, BURIAL RITES evokes a dramatic existence in a distant time and place, and asks the question, how can one woman hope to endure when her life depends upon the stories told by others?

Check out his book on Goodreads and buy it on Amazon

– Original Cover –


Australia, Hardcover edition from 2013, published by Picador.


– Cover from my country – Poland –


Poland, paperback edition from 2013, published by Prószyński i S-ka

– Favourite Cover –

– Edition that I read –

Cover of the book I borrowed from a library and read is not one form mentioned before, but is one that I like, and I decided to add this extra cover here. It is also the cover that caught my eye and the reason I read this book.


English, Paperback, published February 2014 by Picador

– Least Favourite Cover –


Which cover of Burial Rites do you like best?

4 thoughts on “BOOK TRAVELING THURSDAY: Book with an Eye Candy Cover

  1. Lauren Busser says:

    This is a book that I have been going back and forth about for a while now! It seems really interesting. I love the cover your read and I love the original US Cover the most I think.


    • olaczerniecka says:

      And somehow all the covers represent the story and world it is set it quite well, but the dreamy covers are much prettier. Drawings of the places where the characters lived in is not dreamy anymore…


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