Friday Face Off: Lips

Friday Face Off

The Friday Face-Off was originally created by Books by Proxy:
each Friday, bloggers showcase book covers on a weekly theme.
Visit Lynn’s Books (@LynnsBooks) for a list of upcoming themes.
Please visit also Tammy at Books, Bones & Buffy (@tammy_sparks)
thanks to whom I discovered this meme.

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This week, the theme is “lips, or the impression left by a kiss

I’m totally thrilled by this prompt, which allows me to highlight what’s probably my most favorite book read in 2021:

Une Rose seule

Click on the cover to read my review
The book is available in English translation – see the cover below

As you can see, very few publishers kept the lips, few featured roses, but the color rose/pink does come back more often than not.

Click on the picture if you want to identify the various editions
You can also right click and open image in new tab to zoom in

WHICH COVER IS YOUR FAVORITE? WHY?

lips friday faceoff

 

My favorite is the Actes Sud (French) edition.
NB: the red frame is mine, it’s not part of the cover.
I love the artistic background, totally evocative of Japan (where the book is set),
the focus on the face, though only showing half of it, which can refer to a certain mystery or change in identity,
the color rose/pink referring to the woman’s name,
and the lips, because of her experience in Japan.
And I think the last cover is totally off.

Please, read this book. Only 160 pages, and so so gorgeous.
Totally different style (and definitely length) from The Elegance of the Hedgehog, which was also a fascinating book.

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Have you read this book?
WHICH COVER IS YOUR FAVORITE? WHY?
Next Friday: Hate to Love,
not sure I’ll participate

12 thoughts on “Friday Face Off: Lips

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