Friday, January 12, 2024

The Friday Face-Off: Current Read #22

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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 Read #22

I meant to have part one of my 'Best Books of 2023' up today, but things happened and I didn't get it quite finished in time, so it'll be up tomorrow instead! In the. meantime, I figured I'd jump into this week's Friday Face-Off to share a couple cover variants from the first book I finished in 2024, Sparrow by James Hynes! I've been wanting to read this book since I first saw it announced last year and I had a feeling I would love it... and now I know that I finally got around to reading it, I can confirm that I absolutely loved it. There are three different covers for it, so let's have a look!

2023 US Hardcover

2023 UK Hardcover

2023 German Edition

My choice(s):
I think these are all great covers. I love the commitment to the mosaic style across all three of them. I really like the simplicity of the overall US design, but I also love the beautiful UK edition. I think these are all great covers for this book! Which one(s) do you like best?


  1. I love the mosaic look, too! The German one probably stands out to me the most!

  2. I don't know much about this, but if you loved it I need to check it out! I love both the UK and German covers.