Comparing Covers is a new feature on Lampshade Reader. I will showcase a book title that has multiple covers; from first editions, re-releases, and international releases.
Today, I’m showcasing The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. I remember when the movies were about to release and my brother took it upon himself to demand I read the books first. I think there was a veiled threat in there that if I didn’t read them, we wouldn’t see the movies. So I spent my whole summer vacation reading the entire series. Which was a lot to a teenager. So, I totally thought they would be boring, but really it was probably one of my favorite reads to date. I went on from there to read The Hobbit.
Here are a few notable covers that I came across…
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
(Custom Clamshell Case for the 1963 Deluxe Edition of The Lord of The Rings. J. R. R. Tolkien. Found this book on thetolkienbookshelf.com).
Which cover did you vote for and why?