The Bell Jar – Who Wore it Best

Welcome back to another Wednesday of Who Wore it Best where our book covers walk the literary red carpet to be enjoyed (hopefully) by everyone.

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Path has been one book I have been wanting to read for quite some time. I had hoped to have it finished by the last day of July, being today, but alas it wasn’t feeling like my cup of tea so I have shelved it for another day.

I was still compelled to use it as a Who Wore it Best Wednesday as it took me a while to find an edition I favoured as there were a few which always caught my eye.

Here are my three contenders for the literary red carpet this week:

2013 by Faber Faber

This UK hardcover edition is brought to us by Faber and Faber. I love the concentric circles and how they almost hypnotize the viewer as you gaze at the cover. There is also something about the gold foil on the cover which adds to drawing your eye in.

1976 by Bantam Books

This edition is brought to us by Bantam Books and was published in 1976. There is something about this font which caught my eye and the upside down rose with its almost watercolour effect. I feel like this cover lends more to the feel of the book. (Or so I think since I have yet to read it.)

June 30th 2015 by New Canadian Library

Now I feel this cover comes out of nowhere for me but there is something about it that I love which I can’t quite put my finger on. Maybe there is something in the story which will give me the answer once I have read it. I also felt compelled to include it due to the fact that it was published by The New Canadian Library on June 30th which just so happens to be my birthday.






2013 by Faber Faber


I felt like I just couldn’t take my eyes off of this cover and I believe that was probably part of the point behind its cover design. This also just so happens to be the edition I personally own which is not the reason why I picked it. It was a tough decision and I was also really drawn to the other covers. I went back and forth too many times for my own good.

Have you read this book? If so I would love to know your thoughts in the comments below as well as which cover you prefer.

I wish you well this sunny July day dear readers!


Honestly Austen

Postscript: I can’t think of anything today…



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