Friday Face-Off: Something Sweet

Welcome to The Friday Face-Off, a weekly meme created by Books by Proxy! Each Friday, we will pit cover against cover while also taking the opportunity to showcase gorgeous artwork and feature some of our favorite book covers. If you want to join the fun, simply choose a book each Friday that fits that week’s predetermined theme, post and compare two or more different covers available for that book, then name your favorite. A list of future weeks’ themes are available at Lynn’s Book Blog.

This week’s theme is:

“Coraline opened the box of chocolates. The dog looked at them longingly.”
a cover featuring SOMETHING SWEET

Mogsy’s Pick:

Chocolat by Joanne Harris

Forgive me for going with the obvious choice this week, but I was completely at a loss as to what other book I could feature for the theme! Also, because this was one of the first books I ever read by  the author, I just thought it was appropriate, as I have become such a big fan of hers since.

There are a ton of editions and covers available for this book, so I only selected the best and most notable (and sweetest!) to feature. Let’s take a look at some of them now:

From left to right:
Black Swan (2000) – Penguin Books (2000) – Transworld Digital (2010)


Penguin Movie Tie-In (2000) – Penguin Non-Classics (2000) – Ukrainian Edition (2015) – Czech Edition (2001)


Romanian Edition (2007) – Lithuanian Edition (2004) – Lithuanian Edition (2018)


 – Dutch Edition (2007) – Dutch Edition (2012) – Croatian Edition (2002) – Polish Edition (2006)


Russian Edition (2007) – Russian Edition (2009) – Swedish Edition (2012)


 – Italian Edition (2005) – Italian Edition (2015) – French Edition (2000) – French Edition(2014)


Portuguese Edition (1999) – Portuguese Edition (2007) – Slovak Edition (2017)



It was so hard for me to pick this week, with the CHOCOLATE OVERLOAD. A few did jump out at me though, with the Russian 2007 edition being one of the memorable standouts, but in truth I do have several that I love.

But what do you think? Which one is your favorite?

30 Comments on “Friday Face-Off: Something Sweet”

  1. You and Tammy were on the same wavelength this week! I actually like both Dutch covers the best. I’ve never read this book but know lots of people love it. I actually managed to participate this week. Now can I keep it up? That is the question.


  2. I guess this was the obvious choice, but for some reason I didn’t think anyone else would pick it! Maybe because I read it so long ago. But hey I know we have good taste😉 I still love the Lithuanian edition the best.


    • I honestly could think of no other book! I didn’t really want to turn to fruits for this topic either, so I stuck with candy and Chocolat was the first and only book to come to mind 😀 And yes, haha, great minds think alike!


  3. Nice covers. I think my faves are the Black Swan and Penguin versions, and the Penguin Non- Classics ones. But I like the Dutch and even the Polish one too!


  4. Oh my goodness there are so many covers! I loved the movie and I do like those two characters on the front cover so I’ll pick Penguin Movie Tie-In (2000).


      • lol it’s so true! I think old school covers though are often really weird in that way (like, there’s always that one thing that makes me scratch my head about ’em), so I’m not surprised by this. 😆


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