Friday, January 6, 2023

The Friday Face-Off: A favorite!


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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:
My choice: 2022 favorite

The Friday Face-Off is going to be a little different this year it sees, with less focus on themes and more on current reads, which sounds like a lot of fun! None of the books I'm currently reading have multiple cover editions to compare, so I figured I'd pick a book from my best books of 2022 to share instead. I'm a little behind on my best books lists, but they will be up next week and I'm really excited to share those with all of you. Here's a sneak peak of one of the books you'll find on one of those lists: Four Treasures of the Sky by Jenny Tinghui Zhang

Four Treasures of the Sky La strada delle nuvole Four Treasures of the Sky
2022 US Hardcover | 2022 Italian | 2022 UK Hardcover

Чотири скарби неба   Fünf Leben
2022 Ukrainian | 2022 German

Vijf levens   Pět Číňanů oběšených v Idahu
2022 Dutch | 2022 Czech

My choice(s):
I actually really like a lot of these covers! I think the US, Italian, Ukrainian, and German covers stand out the most to me, though I read the UK cover edition and for some reason it just fits the story the best overall. What do you think?


  1. Wow, these are all so different! I think the US cover stands out the most to me, but the Dutch cover is also really cool.

  2. The German edition really caught my eye, it's unusual!