Friday, April 23, 2021

The Friday Face-Off: Current/Recent Read


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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:
Current/Recent Read

I'm reading quite a few books at the moment, so I decided to feature a recent five-star read that I read--J.R.R. Tolkien/Christopher Tolkien's The Children of Hurin! I'll confess, I've still never made it fully through The Silmarillion, but I've been dying to read other Middle Earth universe books and decided I would just move on and try them out, and I don't regret it at all. If you've enjoyed the Lord of the Rings trilogy and have been hesitant to read more books in the universe--don't be, The Children of Hurin was extremely readable and entertaining, although it is rather tragic. Anyway, enough of that--let's check out some of the many covers for this book!

The Children of HúrinThe Children of Húrinفرزندان هورین به‌پیوست حدیث تور و آمدن او به گوندولین
2007 US Hardcover | 2009 US Paperback | 2009 Persian

Die Geschichte der Kinder HúrinsDzieci HúrinaDie Geschichte der Kinder Hurins
2002 German | 2018 Polish | 1988 German

Los Hijos de HúrinDe Kinderen van HurinLes Enfants de Húrin
2010 Spanish | 2008 Dutch | 2009 French

De kinderen van HurinTolkien dzieciomThe Children of Húrin
2009 Dutch | 1994 Polish | 2010 Mass Market Paperback

My choice(s):
The Children of HúrinDe Kinderen van Hurin
I love the simplicity of these ones, I feel like they really stand out and make a statement!

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



  1. I also liked the simplicity of the 2008 Dutch cover!

  2. I like the US hardcover and the 2010 paperback. Lots to choose from!