Friday, May 20, 2022

The Friday Face-Off: Yellow

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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:
Yellow Cover

I found quite a few yellow covers while looking through my 'Read' shelf on Goodreads, but most of them only had one or two cover variations. Fortunately, I stumbled upon Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson (which I read years ago and honestly don't remember much about at all) and it has a very bright yellow (and green) cover that I think is a perfect fit for this theme. Let's have a look at some of the other cover variations that exist for this book!

Alif the UnseenAlif the UnseenAlif, neviditelný
2012 US Hardcover | 2012 US Paperback | 2014 Czech

Alif the UnseenElifAlif
2013 US Paperback | 2014 Turkish | 2013 Danish

Alif NevăzutulAlif l’invisible無限の書 (Alif the Unseen)
2019 Romanian | 2013 French | 2017 Japanese

Alif l'invisibileAlif the UnseenAlif der Unsichtbare
2013 Italian | 2012 Australian | 2018 German

My choice(s):
It's hard to pick since these are all so different, but I do think I'm a bit partial to the original US hardcover edition that I read. I love the US paperback edition as well and I really like the blues from the Romanian edition!

What cover(s) do you like the most?


  1. Wow, this book has a ton of covers, and all are really nice! I do love the bright yellow of the US hardcover, and also the Czech cover stands out😁

  2. They are quite different, but I like the consistent bold typography!

  3. I like yellow and green covers. One and three might be my faves.