Friday, March 18, 2022

The Friday Face-Off: Colorful 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:
Colorful Cover

There are a lot of great colorful covers to choose from, so I tried to choose a book I read many years ago and haven't really mentioned much on this channel, Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything by Joshua Foer. This was a fun little book all about memory, and the author tries to improve his own memory while exploring the U.S. Memory Championship (yes, that's a thing!) and diving into all things memory. And it has a pretty colorful, rainbow-esque cover!

Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering EverythingMoonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering EverythingMemoria inteligentă
2011 US Hardcover | 2012 US Paperback | 2011 Romanian

Kaiken muistamisen taitoMoonwalking with Einstein: Rahasia Memiliki Ingatan SuperŠetři se, Einsteine!: Jak si zapamatovat úplně cokoli
2012 Finnish | 2013 Indonesian | 2012 Czech

Phiêu bước cùng EinsteinL'art et la science de se souvenir de toutTantsib Einsteiniga: Meeldejätmise kunst ja teadus
2013 Vietnamese | 2017 French | 2012 Estonain

ごく平凡な記憶力の私が1年で全米記憶力チャンピオンになれた理由(わけ)Moonwalk med Einstein - kunsten at huske alt1년 만에 기억력 천재가 된 남자
2011 Japanese | 2011 Danish | 2016 Korean

Χορεύοντας με τον ΑϊνστάινMoonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering EverythingUm Passeio na Lua com Einstein
2012 Greek | 2011 UK | 2011 Spanish

My choice(s):
These are all so unique and fun, I had a blast throwing these all together (and this wasn't even all of the covers available!). I have to say that I think I'm most drawn to the original US edition that I read, but I think a lot of these are really colorful and exciting.  I love how literally some of these covers took the title because it makes for some really fun covers, I think!

What cover(s) do you like the most?


  1. These are all really cool, I really like the Finnish one!

  2. All of them are great, but I think my favorite is the 2012 US paperback. :)

  3. These are so colorful! I like a lot of them, but I agree, the first one is my favorite😁