Friday, August 27, 2021

The Friday Face-Off: On the Beach


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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:
On the Beach/Sunbathing

I don't read a lot of books that really focus on or take place at beaches, but one book that's been meaning to read–and the first one that came to mind–was A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams. I love Beatriz Williams' books and I actually just check it out from my library last week, so I'm hoping to read it soon! I usually only feature books I've read, but I thought this one fit the topic just a bit too well to pass up. And beach couldn’t be better because my husband and I are going on vacation next week! Now, let's check out some covers!

A Hundred SummersŠimtas vasarųScritto nel vento
2013 US Hardcover | 2019 Lithuanian | 2014 Italian 

Im Herzen des SturmsHonderd zomersL’Été du Cyclone
2014 German | 2013 Dutch | 2016 French

Aconteceu no VerãoPerzselő nyár
2015 Portuguese | 2015 Hungarian

My choice(s):
A Hundred Summers
I really think I just like this classic original cover. The simple styling, the blue-is sky, the vintage clothing–it feels so relaxing and summer-y to me!

What cover(s) do you like the most?


  1. This was my first Beatriz Williams book and made me totally fall in love with her writing! So many of these covers are beautiful, but I will always love the original US cover, it feels like a vintage postcard!

  2. I like both the Italian and the German covers. This looks good, I hope you love it😁