Friday Face-Off: September Days

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It’s time again for the Friday Face-Off meme, created by Books by Proxy, with weekly topics hosted by Lynn’s Book Blog.  The idea is to put up different covers for one book, and select a favorite.

This week’s theme is: “Warm September brings the fruit” – a cover that is seasonal for Autumn/Fall

I decided to go with one that may only be glancingly fall–but the heroine is named September, this series always came out in the fall so I read it then, and the reds and golds do have an autumnal feel.  So my pick for today is The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente.  A relatively recent book, there seem to be only a few cover options.

This is close to the cover I’ve seen before, but with some extra swirly bits.  It’s a bit too much, although putting Neil Gaiman’s endorsement at the top is a nice touch!

I like the font on this one, and I mostly like the coloring…except that I feel like September is somehow less visible.  Not the right contrast, perhaps?

This seems to be the primary cover, and someone is making a good choice because it remains my favorite.  It’s the right level of elegant–and there’s even a longer Neil Gaiman endorsement at the bottom! 🙂

What books make you think of September and fall?

3 thoughts on “Friday Face-Off: September Days

  1. dianem57

    I like the second one of the three, but honestly none of them look all that appealing. Much as I love fall, the colors are not that attractive to me here. Oh well. . .

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