Friday Face-Off: Windswept

This is a weekly meme created by Books by Proxy, but kept up by Lynn’s Book Blog.

“The north wind doth blow, and we shall have snow.”

This weeks theme: A cover that is windswept.

My Choice: The Name of the Wind


Penguin Group DAW 2007 | Daw 2007 | Plaza & Janés 2009 | DAW Books, Inc 2008
Gollancz 2008 | DAW 2017 | Boekerij 2007 | İthaki Yayınları 20011
Gailivro/ ASA 2008 | Klett-Cotta 2008 | Gollancz 2011 | Fanucci 2008
Tyto Alba 2011 | Bragelonne 2009 | Gabo 2009 | Gollancz 2017
Mondadori 2016 | Laguna 2011 | Прозорец 2010 | Rebis 2008
Эксмо 2010 | انتشارات بهنام 2016 | წიგნები ბათუმში 2016 | Kirjava 2010
Fanucci 2015 | Zvaigzne ABC 2013 | RM-Buch-und-Medien-Vertrieb 2009 | Rebis 2017
ЭКСМО 2015 | Gailivro 2009 | 江西教育出版社 2012 | Эксмо 2011

Least Favorites:

It was actually hard to pick my least favorite because there were a lot that I didn’t really like but none that I flat out hated.


This is a first for Friday Face-Off for me.  I don’t have an English Cover in my favorites.  Even if I were to pick my top 10 favorites only one of them would be in English.  This is the first time I have hands down liked the foreign covers way better!



I really like that this one looks like it was painted!

Which is your favorite? Do you agree with my choice? Let me know in the comments!!


  1. Oh my goodness – I had no idea there were so many different covers for The Name of the Wind – though I suppose I should have realised, given how successful it is. Your choice is certainly very pretty – but I’ve given my heart to the cover of the book that we own and I actually read, which is the Gollancz 2008 version. Lovely to have you joining in the Friday Faceoff fun, Britteny:)

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    1. I didn’t really like 1, but I like 4 and 18! Thats a good point I am not entirely sure I have read this one yet, and if I did then I don’t remember what it was about haha. So I was going purely on looks and not it being related to the story.

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  2. I wanted to choose this as well, but then I realized I had already used this book on another Friday Face Off, but great choice! There are SO many covers. I still love the Daw 2007 which is the edition I own:-)

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  3. Wow, these covers are so different. What country is the one you selected from? I like the last one in the top row, the blue one. It really caught my eye. Great post Brittany.

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  4. Hmm, I don’t have a clear favorite this week, as there are many that are pretty good. I know which ones I wouldn’t choose though. I’ve never really liked the edition I have, which is the original US cover. And I also think the 10th anniversary edition is so creepy!

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  5. Such a lot of covers for this book – easy to see how popular it is. I actually like your choice, it’s the one that appealed to me the most on my initial scroll through. I like the colours and the feel of it.
    Lynn 😀

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