Friday Face-Off: Glasses

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:

“One could mention many lovable traits in Smee. For instance, after killing, it was his spectacles he wiped instead of his weapon.”
~ a cover featuring GLASSES

Mogsy’s Pick:

Dead to Her by Sarah Pinborough

This week’s topic was a challenging one! I probably could have come up with more options if I’d had more time to pore over my shelves, but today I give you a straightforward head-to-head featuring a recent book I read by one of my favorite authors.

William Morrow (2020) vs. HarperCollins (2020)


A tough call this week, as I love both covers! Even though they’re very different, I feel that each one does a fantastic job capturing an element of the story. While the William Morrow edition perfectly encapsulates the “Southern Gothic” mystery vibes, the HarperCollins cover simply screams “Summer thriller.”

In the end, mood and visual appeal won out. There’s just something about the image of a sparkling swimming pool that makes me want to dive right in.

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

12 Comments on “Friday Face-Off: Glasses”

  1. Pingback: The Friday Face-Off: Spectacular – Books by Proxy

  2. I prefer the face – the heavy, pale make-up and sinister figure looming in the reflection of her sunglasses makes this ominous – but I’d agree that they are both very strong contenders and it was a tough choice!


  3. Oh this is such a great pick for the topic. I think I like the one with the glasses best. Something about that extreme close up feels unnerving as well as the reflection in the lens.


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