Friday, April 16, 2021

The Friday Face-Off: Auto-Buy Covers


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Welcome to The Friday Face-Off, a weekly meme at Books by Proxy. Join us every Friday as we pit cover against cover, and publisher against publisher, to find the best artwork in our literary universe.  You can find a list of upcoming topics at Lynn's Books.

This week's topic is:
Auto-Buy Covers

This week's topic is all about books that make us have "grabby hands" towards them, which to me basically means covers that make me want to immediately buy these books. Now, to be clear, I don't go out and auto-buy all of the books with covers I'm obsessed with because I am not made of money, but that doesn't mean I don't want to. And if I love the book (which I do love most of these, to be honest!) I am sure to add it to a wish list to hopefully get my hands on one day.

The Grand DarkVita NostraThe Illumination of Ursula Flight
2019 Harper Voyager | 2018 Harper Voyager | 2018 Allen & Unwin

The Wolf in the WhaleThe Gobblin' Society  (Narbondo, #11)The Only Good Indians
2019 Redhook | 2020 Subterranean Press | 2020 Gallery/Saga Press

The HatmakersThe Hollow PlacesWe Ride the Storm (The Reborn Empire, #1)
2021 Norton Young Readers | 2020 Gallery/Saga Press | 2018 CloudBurst

Alias HookHeartlessIthaca: A Novel of Homer's Odyssey
2015 St. Martin's Griffin | 2016 Feiwel & Friends | 2016 Pegasus Books

My choice(s):
As with other weeks that feature many beautiful covers, I'm not sure I can even try to pick one of these. I find them all so beautiful that it just isn't possible.

What cover(s) do you like the most!?



  1. These are all so gorgeous, I don't think I could pick, either!

  2. I love all of these! The Grand Dark and The Only Good Indians are probably my favorites😁

  3. I can see why these are autobuys — these covers are lovely!! The Hatmakers though, I adore that quirkiness and colour 😁😁