Friday Face-Off: Recent Read

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:

~ a cover of a RECENT READ

Mogsy’s Pick:

The Galaxy, and the Ground Within by Becky Chambers

For today’s topic, we got to choose a current read or a recent read, but since the book I’m reading now only has one cover, I went with the last book I finished, The Galaxy, and the Ground Within by Becky Chambers. Still, even that has only two covers right now since it was just released, so it’s going to be a head-to-head.

HarperVoyager (2021) vs. Hodder & Stoughton (2021)


I used to love the UK (Hodder & Stoughton) covers for this series, because there’s nothing like looking up into a vast starry sky to make one appreciate the majesty, beauty, and sheer enormity of the universe. Still, after four reiterations of the same idea, the novelty has sort of worn itself out. The US (HarperVoyager) covers are kind of cheesy and gaudy in a tongue-in-cheek way, but over time they’ve really come to grow on me. I admire them for their charm, if not for the style itself, and even I have to admit the imagery and colors behind this one are pretty damn cool.

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

11 Comments on “Friday Face-Off: Recent Read”

  1. Funnily enough this wouldn’t have been the sort of cover that would draw my eye just a few years ago and yet now I love this style. Defo agree with your pick.
    Lynn 😀


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